Good day dearest human companions, I trust you are all well so close to this,”holiday” season.
I find myself more spry today, and ready to embark on another adventure, however, as dearest Human has no intention on planning one, I shall have to make do with running tours of the estate. We are expecting guests soon, and I must be sure it is in presentable condition. While it doesn’t provide the level of scenery my recent excursion had provided, it shall at least give me an opportunity to make sure everything is ship-shape.
It was but a fortnight past, that I found myself being abruptly awoken by my Human, and being all too invested in my slumber, I paid dear human, almost no attention. Short of the fact that I realized I had been transported and placed within a small containment box, I wasn’t quite sure how to react. Really now Human? Now? And in a containment box? My tail was sticking right out! Surely you must think better of me, to place me in a traveling container, which is at least is large enough for ALL of my appendages! I wasn’t too flustered with Human’s lack of forethought, as they had conveniently placed me upon a toasty rock, and was in no time, suited properly for travel.
I didn’t remember Human mentioning anything about a tour of the outlying kingdoms. As I thought on this subject some more, I began to awaken from my slumber. By this time, human had returned from loading our travel things, and at once supplied my containment box with my travel linens, toasty rock, and a good assortment of canned morsels. It was very evident to me now. Human and I were about to embark upon an adventure.
While the journey was full of sights to be had, it was hardly enjoyable, as little sun was to be found. I did my best to keep up my spirits and entertain myself, the journey was quite lengthy. It didn’t take long for me to find a new topic of interest, as a different human was at the helm of our chariot. This naturally meant I had to get to the bottom of this sort of thing to ensure my Human’s and my own safety. This human seemed to be quite capable, and allowed me to see some many sights from their side of the chariot, as gray the view was to be had. But, never the less, I developed a deep liking for this human, and decided that, it should stay. At least this human wasn’t expecting me to be confined for the entirety of the journey, for that alone surely put this human in my good graces.
Upon arrival, to what I can only assume was our destination Human did their best to tell the inhabitants of the residence that the journey had been quite taxing on my person, and that I would be free to make appearances after a good nights rest. New smells were wafting towards me as I was rushed towards my resting chambers for the evening. I knew there was much exploring to be done and many tasty morsels to be had in this new land.
I can’t complain too much about the days following our arrival as I was allotted a toasty bath each morning, a wholesome breakfast, and a blissful day in pure sunshine. What good a royal visit be without the inspection of the new territories and subjects? Of territory there was much to be explored!
It took no time at all to discover this land, and it’s inhabitants had, never before, seen a dragon. Although I primarily confined myself to the most sun filled room, I was basking in the lap of luxuries. I also discovered there were numerous textures which I could rub my person upon. Oh, It did please me so! A nice fluffy pillow here, a plush carpet there. Truly a dragon’s delight!
One of my new subjects seemed quite infatuated in no time. I couldn’t begrudge them the opportunity to photograph my stunning visage whilst basking. I did wonder if they knew the best angle to capture my image, but I worried not for too long, as I was assured that no angle of my person was too poor of a sight to capture.
Of course whilst in these new territories, dear Human had asked me to continue to watch out for undesirables, as to make our visit a safe and peaceful one. “Nope watch 2013” they called it. As there was no telling what sort of fiends I would encounter, I was prepared to take on any who threatened this new land. And for a while, all was well on that front. With the exception of one particularly large undesirable, so large and frightening, that it only allowed myself a moments notice to hide beneath a table stand for my own protection! If there had been a dragon residing here before, no undesirable from the sky, that large, would have dared to cross the skies of this territory. But as it quickly passed I knew it was regretting it’s recent decision to do so. As my Human appeared soon after, I was greatly relieved that Human and my other companions remained unharmed by the undesirable. I bolstered my courage, and assumed my position to protect what was mine, if this same undesirable, were to make the mistake and appear again, it should be the one hiding beneath a table stand for it’s protection!
I was rewarded by the head human of the territory for my troubles with some ‘jet-puffed’ morsels. I’d never been paid before with such kindness or offered such a magnificent treat! I do highly recommend them! The solid, white, cube that melts in your mouth. I’m sure I could have eaten dozens, but this tour of the territories was no time for me to let my figure go. Sadly, this meant I had to politely decline any additional cubes, even though my stomach would have loved one more… or perhaps two.
Upon the last evening of our tour, I become quite homesick. Yes, while exploring new territories, guarding the humans and pleasurable belly rubs were quite the thrill throughout the entirety of the trip, I longed for the sight of my own territories and my cozy windowsill. I wasted no time in telling Human, so that preparations for our departure might be made post haste. While I didn’t explore a third of the new territories, I tried, in my final hours there, to get in at least a glimpse of each room, rug, and window. Quite exhausted, I regretfully was found by my Human and returned to my toasty rock. Assured that, when morning had arrived, we should embark on our journey home.
I trust Human made all of the appropriate commands for my new territories upkeep in my absence, as I awoke many hours into our journey home. Human informed me there would be great sights, but I would only be permitted to view them if I continued my undesirables watch. Who could say no to this?
As the landscape was changing before me, I couldn’t contain myself from trying to see every angle of it, from within the motor chariot. Human made a few side comments about be being the lone dragon of the misty mountain. While I enjoyed this good humor, I couldn’t help but feel that I was in fact the lone dragon of the mountains. It lead to many good trains of thought, but unfortunately, there was little time to stop and crown me as thus. Pity that. Another achievement left to memory I suppose.
However, on a few occasions, we rested and I was allowed the chance to take a break from taking in all the sights and from the ever tiring undesirable watch. Human made as many attempts to smuggle me into unknown borders. Going where no dragon has ever been before, whilst providing adequate heating for this lone dragon in winter conditions as even the sun that day, couldn’t have helped out additionally.
Sadly, the sunlight and the journey came to an abrupt end. Before I knew what to say of the entire journey, the transport human had me back in my bed. Human had returned and unpacked all of our travel supplies, and it was time for a good nights rest for us all. Very much like the one I feel I must leave you now, to take soon.
I hope you all are taking time to enjoy the scenery and enjoy the finer things in life, amidst the splendor and frivolity of the season.
Wishing you all the best from this Dragon in your days to come,