All she had to do was keep fishing while Cocoa dug around trying to find what he could. It would be a long day she knew, but she still wasn’t sure what to train him whenever it was time. She would eventually figure it out, of course, but didn’t know when that would be. Oh well, it didn’t really matter in the long run she figured, as long as she and the pup had fun, that was all that mattered she supposed. Jack smiled and then laughed at the pup as he chased his tail after wagging it so hard it smacked him in the side, he had a long tail, longer than most, and she wondered if she was supposed to dock it when he was little. Not like she would unless it was a health concern, but it was too late to do anything with it now she knew, and that was perfectly fine. Besides, he enjoyed chasing his tail, she couldn’t wait to see him catch it.
A long day usually meant a boring day, but that didn’t mean that anything bad would happen at least, she knew. Jack shrugged a little as she fished and Cocoa went back to digging around the area, pleased to be in the wet sand for a little while. At least the bath she would have to give him would feel good and get the grime out of his coat, she knew. Smiling a little, she hoped that everything would work out between the two of them, though it was hard to tell sometimes she thought. Eventually it would get to where she didn’t have to work too hard to get them to where they needed to be, but until then she wasn’t sure what else to think of at the moment. Jack just wanted to get things done and over with so she could get to the more fun part, which was always a challenge, she figured.
It would be alright in the end she knew as she smiled at the pup. Everything was working out well for them so far, Cocoa was getting used to her a little more, and she was fishing up a few things every now and then it seemed. Maybe her luck was getting better, they weren’t worth saving of course, but at least it was something she figured as she tossed another little minnow back into the water. It swam off, probably cursing her at this point, but whatever, it didn’t matter. She chattered to the pup as she fished and he dug, and he interjected a point every now and then, but mostly had fun and wanted to see what he could get away with next to the woman. Jack chuckled a little and shook her head, not knowing what was going on was the worst, but having some well trained Houluh in the Kennel was helping.
Cocoa was a happy puppy, and she knew it was going to work out well between him and Cozette when the time came. Or at least, she hoped it would go well and Cocoa wasn’t too rambunctious for the prim and proper little Houluh Matronne. She was worrying about nothing again, however, of course they would get along well, she knew they would at this point, but she didn’t know what else was going to happen as time went on, would Cocoa calm down a little? Or would his age just make him that much more irritating? Giving a little sigh, she knew that she shouldn’t worry about what was going to happen, but she honestly couldn’t help it sometimes. That was fine, she would get it figured out, she supposed with a little chuckle coming from her throat. At least Cocoa was a happy puppy, and she had his show name already picked out, which was really nice at the same time. She just hoped that would be enough.
All would be fine whenever time went on she was sure, and the woman was smiling at Cocoa as he trotted over to her with a shell. It was in pieces and everything, but she still gave him a treat to see what was going on no matter what. At least things would be fine as time happened and he wore himself out a little. Age came with calmness it seemed, or at least it did with her other Houluh. Sure none were as rambunctious as he was, except perhaps Red, but that was fine, she knew the pup would do well in his show once they figured everything out. She just had to figure out what she was going to train him still, which was the hard part, she knew. Jack sighed a little and cast her line into the water again, unsure of what to do with him at the moment. It wasn’t like she had anything else to really do right now. No, that was a lie...
She had plenty of things to do right now, this was just what she was choosing to do at the moment. Things would be fine as long as she did this a little quickly, though she wasn’t sure if that was going to be possible. Chewing on her lip, the woman sighed a little and rubbed her face, hoping that things would go well no matter what. The line went taut and she pulled up another little fish not big enough to keep. Jack sighed as she unhooked it from the fish hook and tossed it back into the river. Cocoa waded after it for a moment, but ran back on shore dripping went when he dunked his head under and realized how cold it was. She chuckled and went to build a fire to warm him up a little faster than what he was doing, this would work out well enough she knew, and the woman wondered what was going to happen to him no matter what. As she worked on the fire, Cocoa seemed to shiver a little, which was exactly why she was building the fire, she knew. At least it would warm him up, dry him off, and then he could do more crazy things.
Without an issue, she started the fire and had Cocoa stay around it for the moment so he could warm up and dry off. He wasn’t sure that was the best idea, but he stayed because she told him to and that was that. Jack pushed her hair back, nodded a little which mussed it up again, and then got back to fishing, hoping he would be alright and wouldn’t get sick, or at least not too sick. Sickness couldn’t pass between species at least, that was a good thing, so she wouldn’t get sick if he was, but Cozette might get sick at that, she thought. She chewed on her lip for a moment before nodding and making sure that Cocoa was all wrapped up too, just to make sure he wouldn’t get sick. Of course she could treat him if he did, but that wasn’t the point, now was it?
The warm fire crackled next to her, they had come over pretty early in the morning and she knew that things would work out in the long run. She just hoped that everything would be alright no matter what, and he wouldn’t get sick. That was going to be the worst, she knew, and she smiled a little as she stroked his drying head, wondering what his full grown fur would feel like when the pup grew up. Right now it was soft and fuzzy, but she knew it would get a little coarser whenever he grew up, which was certainly a shame no matter what. Jack smiled a little and shook her head as she watched him try to wriggle out of the blanket but to no avail. All would be alright, he was drying off and warming up a little as things happened. Jack pushed her hair back and watched her bobber for a little while, hoping something good would catch.
Nothing was catching, she figured with a frown, and Jack wondered what else was going to happen. Hopefully the pup wouldn’t get sick, but she wasn’t going to keep her hopes up on that whenever he sneezed. Jack chewed on her lip a little and hoped that nothing was going to go wrong, but at the same time she knew it was possible. Digging through her bag as her line was in the water, she pulled out a small vial and held it under the pup’s nose to get him to smell it before he drank it. Then she tilted his head back and poured it into his mouth, holding his muzzle closed and stroking his throat so he would swallow it. Hopefully that would help things out a little, just a little cold remedy she had come up with a long time ago. Jack smiled at him and patted the little chocolate pup on the head.
Well, Cocoa seemed to be making an improvement, and he was getting sleepy as well, which was good for the woman, she supposed. At least she wouldn’t have to keep such a close eye on him if he was sleeping. He curled up in the blanket and fell asleep at her feet, next to the fire. Smiling, the woman stroked his head a little bit and wondered what was going to happen at the moment, what would he look like grown? He looked like hot chocolate without the marshmallows, which is what his show name was going to be about really. Giving him one last pat, she reeled in her line and then cast again when she realized nothing was biting. This was a decent spot though, she was happy with it, considering she had caught several little things at this point. That didn’t make up for the big stuff that could be found though, and she couldn’t wait for a tangible reward.
While Cocoa slept, the woman scouted for a new place, however, while keeping him in sight. She didn’t want to be out of sight of him whenever he finally woke up. Jack smiled a little and wondered what they were going to do about things whenever he didn’t feel so good, but things would work out no matter what, and the fishing was what was important at this point. Well, and socializing with Cocoa, but that was hard to do when he was asleep. So, instead, she scouted and found an area where things were jumping, the tiniest of waterfalls for the fish to overcome. Smiling, she went back to where Cocoa was and settled down again with her pole. Eventually she would head that way, but more when he was awake than when he was sleeping, she knew how odd that was, to wake up where you didn’t fall asleep at.
Jack leaned back against a rock as she sat on the sand and wondered what she was going to do about things for awhile. She smiled as she fished, with Cocoa laying down next to her, and she hoped that things would be alright in the long run. Of course it would, but that didn’t matter much to her right now, it wasn’t concrete, which was the issue with it all. She pushed a hand through her hair and flicked some of the hairs that had fallen from her head to the side, wondering if she was starting to go grey. Every now and then it felt like she found one falling out, but there wasn’t a chance of that yet, was there? Oh well, if she was, then she was and that was all there was to it. Everything would be fine whenever she thought about it, she wasn’t all that old yet.
Giving it all she had, she swung her pole and the bait and hook landed in the water and sunk down deep into the river, giving way to catch some fish and whatnot, whatever she could at this point. Cocoa wasn’t awake to get her some shells, but she had plenty from her last trip and that’s all she needed to know about at the moment. Sure the Trader would take them, but what else would she do with them? They weren’t going to get into her aquarium, she was thinking of getting rid of it anyway at this point, but that wasn’t what she was wondering about. Just what was she going to do with these things? It didn’t make sense, but that’s all she could think about right now, what to do with the things she had been finding for awhile. Well, things would work out eventually, she knew, and the woman gave a little smile.
Cocoa started to stir a little, and then he sneezed, waking him up the rest of the way. He still looked tired but he stretched out and go ready to go play even though he wasn’t feeling the best. Jack smiled a little at him and picked him up to snuggle him a little before she put him back down and gathered all of her stuff. It was going to be fantastic, moving to a new spot, it wasn’t like she was finding much around here anyway, at least nothing to keep. The woman stood up and stretched out before whistling for the pup and walking down around the bend in the river to where she had scouted earlier. All she knew was that things were going to be fine after awhile, but didn’t know what to do about anything anyway. That could be a good thing or a bad thing, but she was going to lean toward bad thing.
Silver: Man I loooooove the aesthetic of the January mansion stuff ;o;
Jan 24, 2021 20:47:42 GMT -6
Silver: I ammended the skills announcement to include Draconics language things! :3
Jan 24, 2021 4:20:44 GMT -6
Silver: I'm so glad! I really want people to feel like they can 'do stuff' with their sentient pets, and Draconics especially! I'm excited to see what you guys come up with. :3
Jan 17, 2021 17:59:39 GMT -6
Morgan: I like the update overall.
Jan 17, 2021 17:51:56 GMT -6
Morgan: I'm legit so happy now that draconics will basically be able to communicate in draconic instead of being completely unable to communicate from birth unless classically trained or 7+ intelligence. It was so weird to try to do story breedings like that.
Jan 17, 2021 17:51:21 GMT -6
Riku: I hope things work smoothly for you, Jack. <3 // The new update looks awesome.
Jan 17, 2021 10:58:47 GMT -6
Jack: Thanks for sticking with us!
Jan 16, 2021 20:33:33 GMT -6
Jack: So for those of you not on the Discord, I would like to say I'm still around, just not as much. Had to quit my job to watch the kids, opened an Etsy shop, and I'm trying to just keep things rolling through my current bad depression.
Jan 16, 2021 20:33:29 GMT -6
Riku: I am doing well. I also hope everyone else is doing well! <3
Jan 10, 2021 13:32:14 GMT -6
Morgan: I hope everyone is doing well. c:
Jan 9, 2021 15:20:41 GMT -6