Critter of the Week: Diplodocus

Meet Dippy!  A giant with a heart of gold, life is never boring when this big guy is around.  Nothing is out of reach!  He’ll stick his nose into everything until every mystery is solved.


Looks like he’s found a very, very big ball to play with.  That ball is pretty much indestructible, and something that comes in handy when you have curious giants like Dippy around.  He loves food just as much as your average sauropod, but Dippy is…how shall I say?  Easily distracted. 😛

Dippy here loves investigating anything new.  He’s not the sharpest rock around, but when you’re this big, brains aren’t a requirement.  I wonder what he plans to do with that ball?  Pete found his old one flattened out in the pasture a couple weeks ago, so we’ll see how long this one lasts.

What’s that you say?  An accident?  Oh no, I’m sure the ball was squished on purpose.  These guys have an amazing sense of touch.  Dippy doesn’t like stepping on certain things, and he’s very careful where he puts his feet (elephants are like this too).

Dippy seems to like the smooth bounciness.  But who doesn’t like to play every now and again? 🙂

To get an idea on how big the ball is, check out the super-sized balls these horses are playing with. 😉


Making progress…

Dippy’s official page is up! 😀

And it looks like I can purchase a domain name (like instead of and be able to forward emails from the site for less than $100!  So that’s awesome. 😀

With that in mind, I’m working on the next step- finishing the first collection of mini-comics for an eBook.  This eBook will be available for 99 cents, but you can purchase a physical copy for a few more bucks.

Once this collection is finished, then I’ll purchase the domain name and you’ll get to download and print those free collectible Critter Cards I showed you a couple weeks back. 😀

Here’s Dippy, since he’s the Critter of the Week. 🙂


Just a friendly reminder.  If you’re seeing this in your email right now, it would be awesome if you’d click on the post title.  That will take you to the actual page, which helps the Paleo Petshop get noticed by Google, which is a good thing if you like what you read and want to share it with others. 🙂 Thank you so much for being here with me.  I truly appreciate it when we can chat a little together.

If you don’t mind spoilers, here’s a preview for one of the comics- Dippy vs. Ball. 





Coming Next Week…

A real sweetie who’ll tolerate just about anything, even dress up.  Just be careful not to spook her.

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


6 thoughts on “Critter of the Week: Diplodocus

    1. I didn’t really think of a particular species when I introduced Dippy, but size wise he’s probably closer to D. carnegii 🙂 Mind you, some features may not be exact as a byproduct of domestication 😀 😉


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