The Magical Puppy Store: Wagging Tails and More

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Welcome to our grand reopening.  Had a bit of a rough period thanks to some gargantuan fleas, but we’re back in business.  Don’t worry about the big guy over there.  He’s all bark, no bite, and a little licking.  Seeing him in the window helps bring in some business since people always want dogs for protection.  We cover homes, castles, dungeons, ruins, islands, ships, graveyards, and any other place you might want one of our creations to act as a loyal guard.  Still, we also pride ourselves in making excellent companions for both adventuring and the home.  With the proper training, Timmy/Billy/Sven over there would be perfect with children.  Now, what are you looking for?

Adventuring companion and terrifying mount . . . Not an uncommon request, but I sense you have something else.  Yes, we possess the equipment and licensing to create a dog that transforms.  It will cost extra and take a month to complete unless you wish to do the training yourself.  We would have to work on both forms separately, including setting up command words.  It’s possible to do it on your own, but you really need to be an expert and there’s a risk of devouring if you aren’t careful.  Dogs may be pets now, but they are related to wolves.  To complete your offer, we will need to develop each form separately, so let’s start with your adventuring companion.

I’m sorry, but are you showing me a picture of a pug?  You want me to create one of those dogs and have it transform into something big enough for you to ride.  We’re up to two months now because it takes a lot of work to pack a large beast into a smaller one even with our more experienced designers.  Not saying it can’t be done, but it’s going to take time.  Do you want the pug to do anything else?  Chameleon abilities are useful as long as it stands still and doesn’t make a noise, which requires training.  I wouldn’t recommend any large energy attacks because they all have a kickback.  Imagine your dog blasting an enemy and sending itself flying back half a mile.  Iron skin would counter some of the damage, but that would slow it down.  Good idea on going for something smaller like a paralytic bite.  Hypnotic stare?  Sure, I’m curious to see how that would work with an animal that can’t give orders.

Now, a mount requires a lot of speed, strength, and stamina.  Dogs of all sizes are built for running, but they aren’t really designed for carrying a full-grown human.  This is why we only allow larger versions of our big breeds.  You will have to get used to riding it without a saddle in case you have to change and run quickly.  This is another reason training will take a long time since you want the animal to get used to it.  Yes, we can give you a two-headed dog with one being a Great Dane and the other an Akita.  Fur is up to you, so a shaggy body is possible.  Sorry, but we don’t supply wings for two-headed dogs because the muscle system gets too complicated.  It shortens the lifespan pretty severely.  Do you want any other special abilities from this book?  Sonic howl from both would be really powerful, especially if you have them go at the same time.  Sometimes keeping it simple will help.  I guess that is silly, so I’ll put on the icy aura that you’re staring at.  It won’t affect you for an hour, so keep an eye on the clock.

Is there anything else you want to do with your pet?  The main form will be the pug because that requires less energy.  The other way around means you will have to constantly feed your dog.  Now, what names are you thinking?  Jerry Renault III for the pug and Duchess for the two-headed.  Works for me.  Please browse our supply shop while I get the contracts ready.  We have some beautiful leashes and water bowls that just came in.  Thank you for your business.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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18 Responses to The Magical Puppy Store: Wagging Tails and More

  1. So should I buy the big crate or the little one? I haven’t really written a magical dog, but there was a fox familiar one time. The Fu aren’t exactly dogs or lions, but maybe they count.

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  2. L. Marie says:

    So glad your store reopened. Yay! I’d love something along these lines: https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Zygarde_(Pok%C3%A9mon) (the canine form) I would need it to be large enough to ride. Do you have a list of colors these animals can come in?

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  3. I’m looking for something that doesn’t bark. A low growl is fine and red eyes at night would be super. Drooling is out as is shedding. I hope you can help. (Fire breathing is okay as long as it is not in the house) Terrific post, Charles.

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  4. I’ve got an odd request for you today, I hope you’re ready. I want one of those dogs that rescue people from the snow and carry a barrel on their collars. Only I want the dog about five to ten times larger and instead of a barrel, I’ve built this barrel shaped lair, don’t worry, I’m got a magic spell to adjust the size of it, but I need to know the exact size it should be before I use the spell.
    I need the dog trained to hold still long enough for me to shrink myself and climb the rope ladder into my lair. If he can be trained to flick me into it on the run, now that would be great! I’ll just install a net.
    I saw you mentioned something about wings before, are those really an option? Otherwise I’d like the best defenses for him.
    How much will this cost? I may have to go dungeon raiding first.

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    • Training is up to the owner. We only create the pet. There is a list of training schools that you can choose from.

      Wings are always an option. Yet, it might be better to go with armor if this is a dog that carries your lair.

      Now, it seems that you want a heavily armored mega-fauna St Bernard. That’s not cheap.

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  5. V.M.Sang says:

    I would like a dog that looks like a medium sized animal, maybe a border collie, friendly most of the time, but will change into a huge, black, fire-breathing rottweiller when the need arises. If it can transform to have wings, so much the better.

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  6. I love the pug idea. It seems so cute and harmless. Could walk right up to guards and such, then wham! But if it was me, I’d transform it into something like a monkey that could climb up into places. Maybe give it the power of speech. Although, how much would a dog have to say?

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    • Dogs always seem to have something on their minds. More chatty than cats in my experience. With climbing, you can just make it a dog with climbing abilities. Easier for it to use the powers in a pinch.

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