Herbert the Dragon’s Lesson in Life
“Honestly, I don’t know what the big deal is?” The little dragon said, crouched in the most submissive position he could think of. The last thing he needed right now was to tick his mom off even more.
“We ALWAYS play nice with humans, Herbert.” His mom said sternly.
“But it was just one little bite,” Herbert whined. “I don’t know why I have to be grounded on account of a stupid bite.”
His mother sighed. “You’ll learn little one. One bite leads to another and before you know it, humans begin to taste good. And then your addicted. One is not ever enough!”
“Well this human didn’t taste good at all!” He said with a disgusted look.
“Good, because eating humans is not a smart thing. The fatty cholesterol in their body clogs our pores and you can get very sick. Haven’t you ever wondered where the rest of the dragons went?”
Since Herbert had been curious about what had happened to most of his species he nodded.
“They got sick and died from humanitis, so avoid them if you can, but if you do decide to play with more humans, for goodness sake … no biting!“
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Hoping your week has started off well.
With affection, Penny