I never thought we would own a reptile, but last summer my younger boy became interested in owning a snake. We checked out books from the library and he read up on them; we went to local pet stores and investigated; at the Renaissance Fair we went to the Herpetological Society and asked about owning reptiles, and here's where we caught a break: Dominic fell in love with the bearded dragon, not the python. (BIG sigh of relief from Mom.) We learned they make great pets, and Dominic started working hard until he earned the money for the tank and lights. Then for his birthday, Grandma and Grandpa bought him Stone, plus crickets for dinner.
Here's the pages I made to celebrate Stone's homecoming:
I kept the design really simple to show off the photos, which weren't high quality, but they showed everything important; Dominic at the store, where he first met his pet, then the tank in his bedroom, and then Stone in his new home. I enlarged that photo. It was a pretty good one, even though I had to contort myself to take it in the tank.
I never thought a bearded dragon would be entertaining, but it is. For one, it hunts its dinner. Plus, I think he can recognize me, maybe the frequency of my voice or the weight of my footsteps; when I enter the room to feed him, he leaps from his basking log and waits for me, alert. I swear it's almost like he's wagging his tail.
Here's the details:
I had a lot of wood veneer arrows from my last Studio Calico kit, so I used them to draw attention to our newest family member.
Here's the journaling. It was a big story, bigger than the space I had, so I stretched it across the pages.
Thanks for sharing in the story of our new pet! Tell me: do you have any pets? Any unusual ones? And do you scrap them?