Horatio the Lion-Dog Picture

This gruff-looking beast is Horatio the Lion-Dog, my muse. I only have one, which means he doesn't bicker with any others but is also ferociously protective of my characters. His nature may also explain why so many people get hurt and/or die in my stories. For some peculiar reason I imagine him having Sean Connery's voice.

Like Yarushoth, his appearance was inspired by a small statue I found. I think his kind are guardians from Oriental mythology, although I can't remember the exact country. Korea, I think.

"Muzhezh arre not shuppozhed to behave sho immaturely."
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