I have always been fond of pets. I already have two dogs, Arthur and Jackson, but when I saw my friend’s pet snake, I knew it was time to shake things up a bit.

So, I persuaded my mom to take me down to the pet store. While I was looking at the snakes, I saw something even cooler — a bearded dragon.

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Long story short, he’s mine now and his name is Oscar. Now, he is five times the size he was that day, measuring in at nearly a foot long. He is my best friend. I always laugh at the look people give me when I take him to the store.

I think I made the right decision when I chose Oscar over the snake. I wish everyone could know the joys and glory of having a bearded dragon.