Tag Archives: ANIMALS

A PET COUGAR

I saw this video recently. It shows a Russian couple adopting a pet cougar named Messi. Messi was a beautiful and adorable cat with the personality of an ordinary house cat. The couple spoiled Messi rotten with good grooming, good food, and lots of love. Messi even had an older brother who was a hairless house cat. Whenever the couple took Messi on a walk, they would dress him up in pajamas. Overall, Messi was a wondrous animal to behold with a sweet and charismatic personality.

BIG FISH

For centuries, humanity has told tales and legends of sea monsters, great leviathans that filled men with both fear and awe. I am already thinking of including some frightening sea monsters in my second fantasy book, but I am thinking of expanding the marine ecosystem of Gradaia. For instance, I am considering including sturgeons and gar that are the size of whales. Both the sturgeons and the gar are living fossils who lived long before the dinosaurs and yet they are facing extinction due to human interference. I thinking including these mighty survivors in my series will give them a small sendoff that they deserve.

A CHICKEN PERCHED ON MY HAND

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Percy the chicken perched on my hand like a falcon getting ready to launch. Since there will be falconry in my fantasy series, I have taken inspiration from the experience. She gripped my fingers tightly, pressed her belly on my knuckles, and gently pecked my pinky. I was afraid she was going to peck me on the head because I saw an Animal Planet show in which a giant harpy eagle pecked on a guy’s head while perched on his hand.

MY TORTOISE AWAKES!

In addition to owning two pit bulls, I also own a desert tortoise named Speed. He just woke up from hibernation, had a turtle spa treatment, and had a hefty breakfast. One could argue that he is a labrador retriever in a turtle’s body because whenever anyone is near, he just walks right up to them begging for affection. Like my pit bulls, I also draw inspiration from Speed. Since my fantasy book features reptilian monsters, I am thinking of studying Speed’s mannerisms and the texture of his scales and incorporate them into my book.

FOX FOR A PET

I saw this video of a man who had a pet fox and it was the cutest and sweetest thing I have seen. The fox loved getting love from his owner and liked to nibble on his hand like some cats do. I think to myself, “Who can say no to that face?”┬áBecause of this video, I got an idea of including pet foxes in my fantasy book, but they would be reserved for members of aristocracy just as some lap dogs were back in those days.

DINOSAUR-LIKE CREATURES

At first, I thought of including dinosaurs in my fantasy book. However, I am now thinking of including dinosaur-like creatures of my own design. They will not be creatures that exist in the real-life fossil record, but they will possess traits from multiple prehistoric species. Essentially, I plan to combine a number of similarly built creatures in order to create animals that would only exist in my fantasy world. For example, I am planning to combine features from Tyrannosaurus Rex, Allosaurus, Ceratosaurus, etc into one of the most feared beasts in my fantasy world. Also, some of these creatures will be beasts of burden, others would serve as livestock, and some will serve as either pets or mounts. It is going to be an interesting process as I continue writing.

THE GIANT LIZARD

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The Komodo Dragon has been the iconic giant lizard of the modern age, but thousands of years ago it had a much larger cousin: Megalania. In the Pleistocene era, Megalania was an apex predator that ruled Australia, growing between 20 to 30 feet in length. One could argue that it was this beast that inspired some of the legends of dragons. With this in mind, I am thinking of including this creature or something similar in my fantasy book and it will be the terror of the earth!