“Mommy, mommy I saw the cutest puppy when I was visiting Cheria today.”
“I love puppies. Did Cheria get a new puppy?”
“No. They got an adult dog at the rescue place. The people there were excited when I signed up to take a puppy home. Did I mention he really needs a home?”
“Emily, you have an oversized dragon for a pet. Where would we keep a puppy?”
“Oh mommy, I knew you would say yes. He’s just outside. His name is Orion. I think we should call him Ory.”
“There is a puppy out side?” Mommy didn’t look as excited as I thought she’d look.
“Drag will love him. I promise.” I was not exactly sure if this was true.
“Emily your papa gets home soon. We will talk about it then.”
This wasn’t going exactly the way I had hoped.
“Hi, Em. How was school?” My dragon was such a thoughtful boy.
“School was good. Drag, what do you think about dogs?”
“Yes, they are tasty. Not as good as pizza.” I could see his nose sniffing the air.
“Not to eat.” I stomped my feet.
Just then, we both heard a whimper at the door.
“Oh Ory I’m sorry.” I grabbed the tiny puppy in my arms and gave Drag a don’t you dare eat him look.
“He looks like he will be fun to play with. Can he fly?”
I wanted to punch my pet dragon in the nose but I remembered there is nothing easy about raising a dragon in the 21st century.