Soooooo.... Uh. I swear, this is the last one.
I've been talking about wanting a bearded dragon for months and when I saw someone selling a bearded dragon for $120 I flipped my shit and my mom was surprisingly nice about it. I said I'd pay one hundred (There's things I've been meaning to get for a while and I just told my mom the $20 could be like part of Christmas). The lady was really nice and said if it just wasn't working out, I could take him back. I've had him three days but didn't say anything right away because I didn't know whether it was for sure or not. Since I just bought him without really planning it, I was glad to have that as an option to take him back. Beardies are more complicated than ball pythons and corn snakes. And of course, more money. I know it was rather stupid since we're worried about Shiloh being warm but, I just couldn't reject it without constantly wondering if I was stupid to miss the opportunity. One time I missed the opportunity of getting a bearded dragon and it's things for only $50 and am kinda mad at myself for it. I have a heating pad like thing that goes in the microwave. The lady who sold the beardie to me, gave me another heating pad like thing for the drive home to keep the bearded dragon warm. It looks like it's meant for the neck and it also goes in a microwave. Then I have one you plug in. If we couldn't afford another heating light or mat and she needed one, I'd give her at least two of those. I'd also put a heater near her if she seemed that cold. I wouldn't just leave her so she'll be okay. I think she's okay since she still ate and I'll be sure she's digesting well.
My mom told me she was okay with it since she knows how much I've been wanting a bearded dragon. At the store where we get anything for Shiloh and Zeppelin, they've been letting me hold a bearded dragon whenever I'm there. I asked the store owner, Ronald, how much he's okay with it and he said it was fine when there aren't lots of kids in the store (because then they'd all want to hold it) but other than that, I'm good with animals so he has no problem with it. I'd always say, "I really want one but I already have too many pets." So, I was trying really hard just to tell myself no. But FUCK. Obviously, I didn't succeed.
I've been holding him a lot for while I've had him. His previous owner gave him away because she just doesn't really enjoy reptiles and her son was the one that wanted him but never actually takes care of him or even holds him. Just stares at him. So, I'm surprised at how sweet he is for being in a home that didn't really hold him. The mom took care of him but didn't love him or carry him around like I do. We have some bonding to do of course but he is very nice. I don't regret getting him at all. He tells me when he wants attention by scratching at the walls of his terrarium and tells me when he wants back in his terrarium by running to it. He'll tell me when he's tired by waddling to his terrarium, haha. Unlike Zeppelin and Shiloh, you have to have a bedtime and wake up time for them. So far, he seems tired at 8:00pm and I'm not sure when he wakes up yet. I'll need it to be at least 7:00am (for school). So, I might have to put him to bed earlier and get him on a schedule that works for me. People say it's 12 hours but some say 8 hours in the winter. So, I'll try 12 for now because I don't want him to get too little of sleep.
Here's names I'm thinking of
Merlin (I just find that name funny tbh, haha)
Jackie wants Pickles. Not surprising, haha. I really like Louie or Mojo. If you have any other ideas, go ahead and say.
"Some days life is all about your dreams, hopes and visions for the future. But there are some days where life is just about putting one foot in front of the other. And that's okay."