Sure they are! TwT My mom says she doesn't want anything that sheds fur, scratches furniture, makes noise, smells funny, or needs more maintenance and attention than fishes... so no dogs, no cats, no birds, no turtles, and absolutely no iguanas. I wanted an iguana so bad some years ago... ;_;
It looks like her eye is blind or something.....her left eye is lighter then her right.
Well i'm glad your kind of over it, i honestly don't think any animal owner truely gets over giving a pet away or loosing a pet to death. I'm a pet owner i know...it's hard but you do realise they are in either a better place or in great care.
Getting another pet kind of helps, but not by much