The Day of the Dragon

As you have undoubtedly heard, in the Chinese Zodiac, it is the Year of the Dragon.

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This is actually a Balinese dragon, but apparently dragons are not very good at geography and he was not aware of this. I am told that economics and accounting are their true fortés.

It should have occurred to me that dragons, like turtles, are reptiles. I’m not sure how I missed that. John thought turtles were amphibians, but clearly they are reptiles. Wikipedia says so, so it must be true.

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Who's steering this thing??

The turtles and sheep have spent their week locked up in my cabinet. I simply could not handle the mayhem and needed a little peace in the studio, if only for a few days.

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The door is usually closed. I opened it to give them a breath of air and because the glass glare interfered with the photo. They were not pleased with me.

This weekend I figured that things had calmed down and I could let them out. I am guilty of many such errors in judgement. The turtles and the dragon took to each other right away.

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A slightly dog-eared (or cat-eared, actually) creature, but a dragon of any sort is a useful thing, when you're a turtle.
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Balance. Very important.

I should have realized right-off what was coming.

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"Dragon! Run away!" "Dragon? There hasn't been a dragon in these parts for a thousand years...." "Run! No, the other way!" "*That* way! Run!" "Faster, faster!" "Mind the edge of the taaaaaaaaaabllllllleee.......!"

It didn’t look good, at first. But the sheep have been in this house longer and they do possess a little knowledge that the turtles don’t, namely that in every house lives a bigger (vegetarian, fruit juice-breathing) dragon.

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Equator, the Vegetarian Dragon.

Sometimes it’s not whom you know, but what you don’t….

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Size matters.

For other adventures of the turtles and sheep, follow this link.

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