Tag Archives: ANIMAL

IGUANA DINOSAURS

Another animal that has prominent dinosaur ties would be the iguana. I found this video about the spiny tailed iguana, which looked really prehistoric in appearance. Due to the fact that some dinosaurs were related to reptiles instead of birds, I can imagine this lizard have several ancient genes and instincts waiting to be unlocked by science. I am already picturing what their reverse engineered forms would look like in my dinosaur book.

MEATY THE SMILING PIT BULL

Here is a video depicting Meaty the Smiling Pit Bull. Meaty has such an expressive and animated face. He is sweet and cuddly, but also very spoiled. If you are sitting in a certain place on the couch, he is going to sit in your lap and if he doesn’t get what he wants when he wants it, he’ll scream his face off. Overall, Meaty reminds me of my own pit bulls and he is another example of how good natured pit bulls can be.

CUTE BABY BADGER

I encountered this adorable video that showed a little badger named Billie, who was raised in a wildlife center in Texas. Normally, badgers are meaner than sin, but Billie was different. Because she imprinted on her human handlers from an early age, her wild instincts never developed. As a result, she could not be released into the wild. Fortunately, she gets all the love and attention she could want as well as her personal enclosure to cut loose whenever she wanted. She is best friends with another friendly badger named Polly and a French bulldog named Gertie. Now, she is an advocate for wild animals, visiting schools to interact with children. Overall, Billie is the cutest little badger anyone could meet. She reminds me of my miniature poodle because she is spoiled rotten and the world revolves around her.

FANTASY PARROTS

When I was a child, my family owned a cockatiel parrot named Rodney. Rodney was a parrot who thought she was a dog and she was an escape artist. Even when we put her in her cage, she always found a way to escape. Her wings were clipped, but she could glide very well. Because she thought she was a dog, she would follow all the dogs in the house and sometimes boss them around. Her favorite spot would be perching on my father’s shoulder.

Also, my neighborhood has a flock of wild parrots who fly over us and scream. Some people wake up to rooster crows, but my neighborhood wakes up to these parrots’ screams. It is because of these parrots that the local ravens and crows don’t attack the smaller birds.

Parrots are the smartest animals in the world. They have the problem solving skills of a six-year-old child in a brain the size of a walnut.

I am thinking of doing a homage to Rodney and my neighborhood parrots by making a fantasy creature that is parrot-like.

A BABY BULL TERRIER

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When my pit bulls and I went to the dog park today, we encountered this two month old bull terrier puppy named Naia. She was so sweet, friendly, and feisty. She desperately wanted to play with my boys, but she could not touch the ground because she did not get her vaccinations yet. However, that did not stop my boys from sniffing and kissing her like she was their own puppy. I, myself, got to give her lots of love and she smothered me with kisses. I think Naia and my boys are going to have a beautiful friendship as she gets bigger and older. This was their first interaction and it went very well.

LIGER

I like ligers because they are such fascinating big cats. They are the offspring of male lions and female tigers. Ligers tend to be larger and more powerful than either of their parents and surprisingly quick for their size, bursting with hybrid energy and stamina. They are about the same size as Smilodon AKA the famous saber-toothed cat (minus the sabers). After watching this video of ligers, they are not the big killer cats you would expect. Instead, they are essentially large, lazy, and spoiled babies.

I am thinking of including ligers in my fantasy world and their origins would be based on a local fairy tale and children’s story. I will base this legend on a Greek myth about the Myrmidons. In the original legend, the first king of the Myrmidons prayed for Zeus to give him a strong and powerful people to rule over. Zeus granted his wish by turning every ant on the island into a human and the Myrmidons were born. Because they used to be ants, the Myrmidons were the original Ant-Men.