Monday, January 24, 2011

Adoption

  
A little while ago, we went to the ROM to see the terra-cotta warriors from China and along the way, discovered that something else had come along with the exhibit. Specifically, something looking for a forever home: – a nest of dragons.
 

There was much hemming and hawing, but one in particular attached itself to us and we had no choice. Especially since its name became crystal clear as we were making the adoption arrangements: Gilbert.

Before going home, we took Gilbert to see his ancestors from a different branch of the family tree


He was very excited


When we came home, we introduced Gilbert to Lucy and after an initial meet and greet, they've mostly ignored each other


Gilbert made himself a nest along my couch, next to Lucy's perch (the arm of the couch under the green towel) and they snooze happily together, yet apart.

  
In an interesting twist, within 24 hours Gilbert started emitting a decidedly different vibe, which claimed that his name was Ramona. Since then, these have alternated - apparently, Gilbert/Ramona is in flux. Except for the vibe, we have nothing on which to base a name, because although we have investigated the matter in Google, no one seems to be able to tell us how you determined the sex of your dragon.

It has occurred to me that perhaps we should find a different, less gender-specific name - any suggestions?
  

9 comments:

AlisonH said...

Tiger stripes on the underside--of course it had to come home with you! Its tail is dragon slightly but to scale.

tinebeest said...

If I had more time right now, or you can wait until late May, I could try and find out. I know dragons are written about in Chinese Materia Medica, but I am no expert on the matter, so it would require some searching around to see if there is a standard method to define the sex of a dragon. I'm sure there's a PhD in there.

LynnM said...

I'd suggest something Welsh, perhaps a place name.  Reminds me of a little cat we had there with the name-up name "Gwyneffy."

LynnM said...

I'd suggest something Welsh, perhaps a place name.  Reminds me of a little cat we had there with the made-up name "Gwyneffy."

Anonymous said...

lesbian cat, gender-confused dragon, seems perfect.  Gilbramona.

laurainalameda@gmail.com said...

Stacy?  Oh, how about Kim? The little friend of all the world! Yes, I vote for Kim.

Anonymous said...

Gilbert/Ramona looks like a Chinese dragon.  How about Hue Ling?

Diana Troldahl said...

Perhaps Gilmona, or Rambert?

Cathryn said...

Rene?  Rene works for a male.  Add an e, and it becomes Renee!  Or Jamie?  Good luck!