Critter of the Week: Dilophosaurus

Meet Picasso.  This quiet softie loves spending time with his special person.  Snuggling under the tree to hear a good story?  That sounds like a lovely way to spend a warm afternoon. 🙂


Picasso looks very happy to see you, and he wonders very much if you like his red crest.  He’s very proud of it, you see, and he’s been strutting around the field like a very large rooster.

He marches up and down the fence line with his chest puffed out and his tail high, standing as tall as he can.  Anytime any of the ladies give notice he crows like a peacock, and shows off those lovely blue feathers on his arms.  It looks like he’s going to give the lady a big hug. 🙂

Oh yes, feathers!  Now we don’t for sure if this critter had feathers or not, and the whole subject of feathered dinos deserves it’s own series of posts, But there’s a definite possibility. 🙂

I’ve given Picasso a coat of feathers similar in texture to an emu’s, which gives him the furry look.  His fingers and feet are feathered too, like a snowy owl, but they have pads on them for walking and grabbing.

If you’ve watched a lot of Jurassic Park, take note that Picasso has awesome grabby hands that are good for hugs.  Not dangly zombie bunny arms.  What good are those for? 😛


Making progress…

I made some changes to the about page. 🙂 Check it out!

I think this one does a much better job explaining what the whole site is about.  Much more clear. 🙂 Of course, if there’s something I’m missing or is not as clear as I might think it is, then I’d love to hear your feedback. 🙂

Goal for next week.  Really work on getting a buffer.  I have a tiny buffer, but it’d be great to work on getting a month’s worth.  This means I can breathe a little easier (because being prepared is awesome), and I can focus a little more time on the picture book!

It’s also great to have a buffer when the week doesn’t work so smoothly.  Can’t always count on nap time working in my favor, and there’s been more than a few posts written in a rush before the deadline.  I know there are a few “mom-preneurs” out there who wake up at 5 am to get stuff done, but I don’t work that way.

My 20 minute power nap is essential to the quality of my posts (and the sanity of everyone within a 5 mile radius of me)!

Coming Next Week…

This big guy is always ready to flash a big, toothy smile, especially at mealtime.

Share your guess in the comments! He’ll be one of the critters over on the critter page. 🙂

13 thoughts on “Critter of the Week: Dilophosaurus

  1. Hi Brownie, thank you! I’m glad you like him. 🙂

    Truth be told there’s no way of knowing. A critter doesn’t have to have grooves in their teeth to be venomous, and there are many levels to how toxic a critter’s venom is.

    Jurassic Park added it, but it’s an interesting speculation. 🙂

    As for your guess, it’s a good one. 😀 *gives virtual brownie*

    No worries on not remembering the critter’s name. There’s a good reason it’s been confusing, and I’ll be going over that in the post 🙂


        1. Some reptiles don’t inject venom through fangs, but instead secret venom like saliva. They typically lacerate the skin with their teeth, and the venom enters the blood stream through the open wound. I think gila monster’s venom works this way, but I know there are others as well. 🙂


  2. Pretty red crest, indeed! Was he venomous, like in Jurassic Park? I get the feeling that they added that feature. 😛

    I think I know which one you’re talking about for the critter of the week, but I forget the name. Doesn’t it look sort of like a mix between a dolphin and a crocodile? Except…it has four flipper-things instead of two, if I remember correctly.


  3. I am going to guess the next dinosaur is Tyrannosaurus rex. When I think of dinosaurs and teeth, it seems like it could be a safe bet.

    I like the feathers of this dino!


    1. Hi Michael, thank you for stopping by! 🙂 I’m glad you like Picasso, and he would be very glad to know you like his feathers. 😉

      Tyrannosaurus is definitely a very toothy Dino, but he’s not our guy. Our critter for the week cruised the Jurassic seas. 🙂


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