I've been thinking a lot about Richard's early life. I know he hatched from an egg, and that he ventured out into the world. He had his first meal once. He had to hide from predators. He was captured. And his journey to Petco was probably very stressful, considering water dragons arrive in the mail... Not a lot of lizards make it that far, much less mature into healthy young adults. That is a saddening thought.
But enough of the gloom! I'm happy to have Richard, and I love watching him get bigger and bigger each day, even if it makes me miss his tiny former self.
When I look back at the past, I wonder what the little guy has seen. I wish he could tell me!