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A deadly nadder, my favorite dragon

This one is for Hiccup.

Sorry I haven’t wrote anything for a while.  I’ve been very busy!  And this is going to be a short one.  Anyway, this one is about one of my favorite movies, How To Train Your Dragon!  My favorite dragon is Deadly Nadder.  It can shoot darts from its tail! It’s also blue!

Deadly Nadders can run faster than a cheetah!  That means it can kick 20 times a second.  Awesome, huh?  I’ll write more about this movie later, but it’s been so long since I wrote a blog post that I thought I should write about what I’m thinking about, which is Deadly Nadders.

That’s all for today.  See ya!


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This one is for Tiff because it was her birthday.  We went over there late one night on a secret mission to decorate her car.  But don’t tell anybody it was me and West!

609px-Longisquama_BWThere is this cool thing I’ve been reading about the different types of reptile skulls and it’s very interesting, so I’ll write about it soon.  But tonight I want to tell you about this little tiny creature called longisquama.  He was one of the very first reptiles in the world. He lived during the Triassic period, about 230 million years ago.  He lived in Asia and he was only 6 inches long!

The neat thing about him is the really long scales on his back.  They were in two rows on his back and some paleontologists think he might have used them to glide through the forest.  The scales were long enough to make him be able to glide.  I believe they’re right, but I wonder if he used them the same way dimetrodon used the fan on his back– to manage his temperature.  I don’t know for sure.  Nobody knows for sure.

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Tomorrow I’m going to have an awesome post about a really cool dinosaur thing I just got.  Sometimes people send me stuff to play with or watch, then I write about it on my blog.  Well, this was such a cool thing I got.  I want the people who sent it to me to know that I didn’t forget about it and that I love it.  But I don’t want to say anything else about it tonight or I’ll give it away.  So get your friends and family together tomorrow night to read my blog and I’ll tell you all about it then!

I’ll give you a couple clues:  It has little horns and it’s armored.  That’s all I’m going to say.

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Blackie went to Jesus

This one is for Blackie, my sweet chicken.


Blackie probes the ground for bugs at a family reunion earlier this month.

Blackie went to Jesus.  It’s ok, because he’s much happier now.  Maybe in heaven he can get some feathers back on his head.  It was sad because he just had a skull with no skin or feathers.  We had to keep him in the house and even take him camping with us.  He seemed like he was doing okay, but then Mumma wend downstairs and he was dead.  I was really sad that he died, but he’s happier now.  Mumma buried him before she told me about it so I wouldn’t be so sad.  I love you, Blackie.

[Dad’s Note:  For what it’s worth, Blackie’s last days were happy ones.  Bridger walked him every day.  He lived like a king in a bird cage in the house.  He went camping and fishing with us, and feasted on top notch scratch.]


A shot I took with my cell phone just days before Blackie was violently attacked by a murderous chicken, who at Bridger's request will remain nameless.

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Blackie’s doing better

I’m so glad that Blackie’s doing better.  She started drinking and eating yesterday.  I had to help her do that because I think she’s blind.  But then she started eating and drinking on her own.  Now she’s in her box just chirping away.  She’s still not toally okay, but she’s doing better.  I hope she stays alive.

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blackieI have a sad story today about my chicken, Blackie.

Blackie is this tiny chicken I got from my friend Gibran.  He’s going back to Mexico for a long time so he gave me his chicken.  She’ll be grown by the time he gets back from Mexico.

But the thing is Blackie was attacked today by another chicken.  That chicken pecked all the feathers off her head and then pecked off all the skin.  I went outside to check her this morning and saw her laying there in the coop with no skin on her head.  It was just her skull.  You could see her tendons moving back and forth.

I climbed in there and grabbed Blackie and carried him upstairs to Mom and Dad.  She was still alive.  Mom took her to the vet to see if there was anything we could do.  The vet put some medicine on Blackie’s head and said maybe she’ll die.

Then we put Blackie in a special box with newspaper in it.  If she eats and drinks tonight, maybe she’ll live.  If not, she’ll probably go to Jesus.  Me and Weston said special prayers for her but I thought I should tell the world to say prayers for her too.  Maybe that will help.

I can’t put a picture of her on my blog because it’s too gross.  I’m worried about little girls seeing the picture because they’ll flip out if they see it.  Girls are like that.  McCall’s not so much like that, though.  She would probably be tougher than most girls.  She’s not tougher than mom, though.

I hope Blackie lives, but mostly I don’t want her to hurt so much.  I’ve never had all the skin ripped off my head before, but I’m sure it’s gotta hurt.  Man, I hope she gets better.

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This one is for Collin.  He’s one of my best friends in my class at school.

Do you know what my favorite nocturnal creature is?  The blind salamander.  They live in caves in Texas.  They have no eyes because they don’t need them in the darkness of the caves.  They have feathery blood-red gills that help them get oxygen into their blood.

Do you know what’s funny?  Blind salamanders eat blind shrimp.  They don’t use radar to find the blind shrimp like a dolphin would.  They’re just very sensitive to movement in the water, so they can tell when something gets close.  Then they eat it.  Pretty cool, huh?

Definitely my favorite noturnal creatures.

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