Renathan knew that today was a special day whenever he got to immediately pet a really cute nearly-grown drake. The brown drake was just adorable; with his tongue all hanging out. Renathan wished that he would have had a super nice drake like that; but all of his by this age had been pretty aggressive, probably because they were born from aggressive parents that were quite dominant. This one was a common labs-drake, he could tell, and it was the sweetest. A really well trained critter.
It wasn't long before Renathan was leading a stonemoss lamadidron on a metal collar and chain, carefully leading the easily distracted creature to the park. He had finally shown the creature his little pouch of mossy rocks, in order to get it to pay more attention to him instead of to the various rocks on the ground. Of course, Moss covered tended to be their favorites, from what he knew. Renathan hadn't been planning on doing this very much, but hey, it was fun while the gemstone workshop was down, at least!
Once Renathan managed to get there, he stopped and unclipped the lamadidron from the chain, allowing it to roam free if it wanted to. Instead of moving around, as Renathan expected and dealt with from most of his creatures, the lamadidron just plopped right down into the grass and began rolling on it's back... Okay. Well, that worked too. Renathan figured it would be fine. Renathan knew that getting the creature's attention was going to be the hardest part, for him, anyway. Renathan put his fingers to his mouth, and took a moment coming up with a whistle for the command. He enjoyed training creatures to whistles. After a moment or two, Renathan decided on a quick sharp whistle for 'No', and a wolf-whistle for tail slap. He thought that was quite funny, especially since the creature would be swinging it's butt around at that command. It'd be kinda cutesy at least!
Renathan decided that no bites was the most important though. He at least wanted to return this creature to the owner not chewing on... Couches. Well, that was certainly odd! Didn't lamadidron eat rocks? Wouldn't the person have been feeding this thing rocks? He sure hoped that the creature was being fed properly. However, sometimes creatures had odd eating habits, at least, and sometimes they were bored. It was also possible that the creature had some kind of attention span issue. The poor beastie. Renathan bent down to pet it and get it's attention with a mossy rock. That worked pretty well; it wasn't long before the creature was on its' feet, staring at him intently. Or rather, the rock. No bites first, Renathan decided. As soon as the creature leaned out to bite the rock; Renathan whistled the sharp, quick whistle command. It startled the beast, and forced it to move it's head back a bit, eyeing him warily.
Renathan took the rock away, and then offered it again. Doing this kind of training was perhaps a bit painful. Not for the creature of course, but more for him. He didn't like having to force a creature to 'want' something over and over again to get it to learn the no command. It would be better if he could train it over time, at least, but alas; that was not how Labs creatures tended to work. Renathan wished he understood that a bit better, anyway. Renathan quietly extended the rock again, and when the lamadidron tentatively attempted to snatch it from Renathan's palm, Renathan whistled and pulled it back again. The creature tilted its head sideways, upset. Renathan knew that sooner or later, this would begin to set in. He wiggled his hand in front of the creature to get it to pay some attention to him. It was certainly an easily distracted creature, that was for sure!
Renathan continued to repeat this process. Taunting the creature with the rock, and when it reached out to snap it up, Renathan would call out the 'no' command. The creature was very hard-headed, and was refusing to actually get it. Most creatures got it by now, but this one was just not having it. Renathan had no idea if this was the reason why most people didn't train lamadidron, and perhaps why the creature's owner was having such a hard time in the first place. However, Renathan could definitely see the promise in them; they were smallish for a heavy duty creature. Renathan wondered if they would make halfway good mounts when they got bigger, or something along those lines? They were almost like a smaller thundergug or something. Renathan kept trying so hard, repeating, and repeating and repeating the process again and again, until finally, the creature seemed to be responding quite a bit better than when he had started!
Renathan knew that this would continue to be an issue while he was training, but he did not expect what happened next; the creature suddenly stood up, and began to run away. Renathan's eyes widened for a quick second and then he rushed forward, chasing after the creature. The creature was not the best runner, not in the slightest, but it was still surprisingly fast for such a heavy and stocky looking beast. Renathan chased it back and forth, and finally was able to see what it was doing; there was a mossy boulder not too far away. Renathan smacked the forehead-area on his mask, and shook his head. Of course that made sense! He should have thought of that! He didn't think there were any food sources for the creature that would seem better than the ones he was using, after all... That was a huge mess. Renathan walked up to the creature, holding the bag of mossy stones in his hand.
Well, this was not going how he thought it would, Renathan thought as the strange creature began eating the mossy rock. Oh wait; this was the perfect moment to try the no bites command! Renathan reached up and whistled the command; and it gave the lamadidron pause! The creature turned back around and looked at him! Renathan gave him a treat of a small mossy stone, and the creature ate it before turning around to try to get at the rock again. Renathan used this opportunity to test the 'no bites' command again, whistling out the command and watching as the creature would stand up, look at Renathan with a bit of sorrow, but a refusal to bite the rock. That was a plus in Renathan's book; even if the creature didn't particularly want to listen to Renathan. Renathan felt like perhaps they were really getting somewhere now! He was a bit worried before that they wouldn't be able to do this.
Renathan was a bit tempted to get himself a lamadidron, at some point; but he didn't know much of anything about them, even now. He was only going to be near this creature for a short time, after all. He continued to work with the lamadidron on the no bites command, going back and forth and back and forth. The creature would try to eat the mossy rock, and then Renathan would call the command and then give it a treat. He was perhaps spending a lot more time on this than he normally would, but this lamadidron, either because it was a lamadidron or because it was perhaps a little attention-short, was really stubborn and hard to train. Eventually, however, eventually after about an hour, the creature finally lost interest in the rock; after Renathan called out the no bites command. Renathan watched with awe as the creature walked a few feet away and then sat right down.
Renathan counted that as a success at least! Now it was time for the Tail Slap move. This one was going to be a lot easier, Renathan assumed. He thought for a moment, trying to come up with a command word for it, and didn't really know exactly what to do at first. He didn't know what kind of commands the owner wanted used. It was also almost always best to train your creatures yourself. He didn't really think people needed to keep animals if they didn't have the time or inclination to take care of them. What was causing this creature to eat couches, anyway? Did they not eat rocks? Renathan found himself thinking about this again, wondering exactly what could be causing this. Did the owner not know that lamadidron ate rocks or something? Surely the person wasn't trying to feed the thing meat or something. The labs' pamphlets were not exactly hard to find, after all.
Zenjesi: Hey Silv - how do you pronounce Kodakai?
Nov 17, 2023 18:23:56 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Not to mention the baby mosca with wolf skin from Elvye and the sparkling owl of Xentus. <3
Nov 14, 2023 10:27:52 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I like the Donnor one not just with looks FF, but the description, funny as heck.
Nov 14, 2023 10:26:27 GMT -6
Zenjesi: yours both made me laugh, FF! They're very expressive
Nov 13, 2023 21:57:46 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Woooow Twilight, I love that witch drawing!!! :0 It's so pretty! And Zenjesi I think Spectral is my favorite out of yours lol. Just looks happy to be included. and silver now i wanna know which pets youd pick for the other legendary beasts. XD
Nov 13, 2023 21:37:45 GMT -6
Silver: Ah I'm so glad you guys enjoyed it! I love everyone's drawings they're all so cute. ;o;
Nov 13, 2023 17:31:37 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I like that one as well yeah, loved the old nootnoot image from quest prizes, so that one went perfectly with that particular costume being based around it. X3
Nov 13, 2023 15:23:13 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: The jewelry on tail or at the head definitely tends to be their most recognizable feature for a Mosca, and sadly their pharaoh chin piece as well. XD
Nov 13, 2023 15:21:07 GMT -6
Zenjesi: Your peanut costume is hilarious and adorable too!
Nov 13, 2023 15:14:29 GMT -6
Zenjesi: Yes you're correct! I guess I did a decent enough job with the drawing!
Nov 13, 2023 15:05:27 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: It still looks good on Synkka. She is a shaman Mosca I'm guessing? Its mostly the tail that makes me think of it.
Nov 13, 2023 15:00:42 GMT -6
Zenjesi: I definitely like Spectral's the most too! I sort of cheated by drawing Synkka with a cloak because I do not know how to draw feathered wings, haha ^^'
Nov 13, 2023 13:45:15 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Which one do you like the most out of the three you made?
Nov 13, 2023 12:09:48 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Thanks for that compliment! Though I know with the water it doesn't look entirely great, I love the latter one I made the most.
Nov 13, 2023 12:09:30 GMT -6