I Have My Pet Dragon. Now What?

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Firstly his all important name. Even tiny dragons are proud creatures and won’t succumb to a fluffy or boring name. I asked my friends and they told me their dragons were called Smokie, Felix, Diedre, Drago, Smaug, Ilkra, Venus, Trevor, Indly and Sebastian.

A fabulous collection but I was still stumped. I asked what their dragons did, why they chose that particular dragon.

Did they pick a dragon for their flying skills? Protection services? Fire breathing? Just to look awesome? Or is he a companion dragon who keeps toes warm and who reads feelings and fears?

My friends have dragons that light the fire and BBQ, cook bacon, keep their toes warm, fly them over the ocean, comfort them when they are afraid, and smote their enemies with fierce snarls and flaming curls. One friend has twin dragons who morph into 6′ tall devilishly handsome men, she tells me they have very large … feet.

My silvery grey baby is bouncing around the house like an excited puppy. A rather large one admittedly. I’ve planned how I’ll train him, my new baby dragon. The fire-proofing was more expensive than I thought it would be. And he bounced onto the bed with a such a whoosh he vaulted right over to the other side – it’s lucky the bed is king-size and the room large, and I may need to widen the doors as he grows …

dragon1As he prowled along the perimeter like a medieval knight, his name came to me. I whispered it into the chill grey evening with a smile growing on my face. He swiveled his ears, released a few sparks and bounced into the air. I may need to rethink the garden!

Aymon followed me inside and nosed at the treat cupboard, eyes bright and tail bouncing on the floor. Jumping over his tail will be great exercise I think πŸ™‚

What are your tips for dragon training? Do you have a favorite name? At what age will you let your child choose their own dragon?

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7 thoughts on “I Have My Pet Dragon. Now What?

  1. Love it. Can’t help but wonder what happens when dragons dream. Is it anything like when my dogs dream? Possibly of chasing a rabbit or digging a hole? Do dragons dream they’re flying? Or heaven forbid, scorching something! You may need to consider sleeping in asbestos pj’s.

  2. I don’t have any tips, but I think your sensitivity in choosing a dignified name shows that you are well on your way to becoming a certified Dragon Whisperer. You could have your own show!

  3. Ah, what a great post! I never considered having a pet dragon, but you’ve convinced me I must get one. Did yours come with papers? I’ll have to come to you for help when I get one. Do you know any dragon breeders or pet stores where I can find one? Do you think they sell dragon eggs and we can watch it hatch, or does it need its mommy for the first weeks or months? I know nothing about dragons! Teach us, dragon master, Kim! πŸ™‚

    • Only go to a reputable dragon breeder Lynn! And they need their moms for at least the first 10 weeks … you don’t want to try feeding a newborn, they have two rows of needle sharp teeth πŸ˜‰

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