Meet Ajax. He’s a gentle giant with a big heart and a big appetite. He’ll do anything for food and a belly rub. And when I say anything, I mean anything…
Ajax is big, heavy, and always hungry. He’s got a knack for sniffing out treats and getting into places he shouldn’t. He really didn’t think things through when he squeezed into the shed that one time…
But usually he doesn’t have that problem. No one knows who left the gate open anyway, and whoever did it isn’t talking…but most days are pretty uneventful. Filled with eating, drinking, and possibly watching the big guys size each other up to see who’s toughest.
See the ones way out there in the pasture, standing back on their tails? They’re blowing up their necks like a couple of bullfrogs. My goodness they’re loud!
Now did wild Apatosaurus do this? We really can’t know for sure, but they do have super thick necks compared to most other long-necked sauropods, so they must’ve been doing something weird.
Some experts speculate that they might’ve neck-wrestled each other. A bit like giraffes or even some reptiles do today.
Unlike giraffes and most reptiles though, these big guys are quite comfortable standing up on their hind legs. They can’t walk very well this way, but they can stand up to get a better reach for the tree-tops. A strong tail is like the third leg on a tripod or three-legged stool.
This way Ajax can stand still and get a lot more food without even having to move! A good thing if you eat all day.
Ajax got a bit of an update. I’m slowly changing the eyes to match the new style, and I think you can see his expression easier now. I also changed his color a little, because he’s domestic and can afford to be a bit brighter, and also so you can see his expressions easier. 🙂
Here’s the older version for comparison.
Here’s a close-up of the Ajax’s new update. It’s hard to see that tiny head in smaller pictures. 🙂
This week has been a lot slower on progress than I would like, but my little big guy had a great party! The bubble machine, creature hunt, and the cake where all a hit. 😀
Speaking of cake, here’s the one I made for the party. Coral and seaweed have been around for ages, and would certainly have been plentiful in Jurassic oceans as well, so I figure it’s appropriate to share here. 🙂
While I work on making further progress, you can take a peak down memory lane. It’s an older post, but you may not have seen it yet, so here it is for you to enjoy. 🙂
Coming Next Week…
The oft-proclaimed smallest dinosaur in the world is!…not as small as you might think. 🙂