In which we welcome a newcomer and Fiddle doesn't speak Human

The Dragon got the best present today:

"A BABY?  For me?  I LOVE babies!"

Fiddle has always loved Sirie.  Fiddle remembers when Sirie was very young, and Fiddle loves young things.  

2015 photo of the Dragon with young Eliza

If you were ever one of the Dragon's Young Things, you are on her list for life. 

We did circles in the arena with Sirie and the baby in the middle.
..somehow, the circles kept getting smaller...

Sometimes Sirie brings snax. Always, Sirie takes the time to remember where Dragon's itchiest spots are and scratch them.  So, Fee is always happy to see Sirie.  

But today, there was something wonderful and new:

Every time she got near Sirie and Baby Gwenneth, Fee would snuffle the baby, and then do her "foot lifting" trick--first one front foot and then the other, over and over.  When we took the video, I assumed she was begging for cookies, but if you watch her eye, she isn't looking at pockets:  she's looking at the baby.

Tonight when I watched the video again (you can't see her feet, but she's lifting them gently, in turn), I finally figured it out:

"Thank you for bringing me a baby, Sirie."

The Dragon doesn't speak Human, so she used the only "language" she has to tell us that she is happy.


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