Dragon down! Look what The Sprout found underneath the dining room table on Tuesday. Horrors! His pet dragon Toothless. Or rather, parts of him.
We never recovered the head, but did sleuth out the culprit(s). Two Very Bad Dogs.
This is how Toothless the Hatchling looked a mere nine (9) months ago.
I imagined him hatching in an abandoned mine shaft where gold dust still glittered in alluvial deposits. And truly, his (remaining) scales glitter like gold in the flash bulb's light.
Eyes brimming over with tears, The Sprout asked, "Mommy, can you fix him?"
"Of course," I replied.
Tears gone. So quickly were they replaced with idea sparks that I wondered what I had secretly agreed to.
Here's how it is. Toothless will be transmogrified into a Hideous Zippleback.
In the blink of an eye, calamity turns to opportunity for a dragon upgrade. Clever, Sprout!
I had thought to create a second dragon (with Lizbeth® 167 Jungle Greens blended with a sparkly filament) but The Sprout wants Toothless to have 2 heads and 2 tails. ("And feet, Mommy. Hideous Zipplebacks have feet.")
P.S. Toothless may have gotten the last laugh. One of the Very Bad Dogs suffered a case of indigestion later that day.
Stay tuned for (dramatic soap opera-style music) As Toothless Turns (into a Hideous Zippleback)!