In which my daughter decides to only eat meat

Life restoration of a group of giant azhdarchi...

A group of Quetzalcoatlus northropi foraging on a Cretaceous fern prairie. The one on the right is eating a titanosaur hatchling. (Image: Mark Witton and Darren Naish)

Daddyo, somewhat wistfully watching his daughter chomp down on the last of the bacon: “The Four-Year-Old let me know that she was a carnivore today.”

The Four-Year-Old: “Ark! Ark! Ork!”

Mommyo: “You sound like a carnivorous pterosaur.”

The Four-Year-Old: “Yes! That’s right! I’m a Quetzalcoatlus!”


About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at, or musing about books and the writing life at
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4 Responses to In which my daughter decides to only eat meat

  1. larry says:

    Here is a good video on meat:


    • Shala Howell says:

      Don’t worry Larry, she doesn’t really mean it. Bacon, baked chicken nuggets, and hot dogs are pretty much the only meat she’ll eat, and as they aren’t that good for her, I am essentially feeding her a mostly vegetarian diet instead. Fortunately for me, she loves fresh fruit and veggies.

      Thanks for the link.


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