Thursday, 4 December 2014

Harry Potter Moment of the Week -

It's Thursday and Christmas cookies have been baked and books read! We're almost at the end of this (calendar) year's penultimate week at University, which is simply terrifying. I don't want to not be a student!! In order to distract myself from the impending doom that is reality, let's focus on some memes! Harry Potter Moment of the Week is hosted by Leah over at Uncorked Thoughts and this week's question is:

Favourite magical pet?

Oh God, there are so many amazing magical animals in the Harry Potter books! On the one hand I'd love an owl because they're simply stunning creatures, birds even. But then a Thestral would be amazing as well although the idea of being able to see one brings a lot of sadness with it. So I think I will have to settle on one of the major stars of The Prisoner of Azkaban: Buckbeak the Hippogriff!

I mean, it doesn't get any more majestic than this gorgeous beast right here! That scene in the film where Harry is flying Buckbeak across the lake always makes me cry with envy. Flying is one of the things I would love to be able to do, I'd even put up with the shoulder ache of having wings, just to get to fly. So having a hippogriff as a "pet" (it's too majestic to just be a pet) would be a blessing!

So, that's my choice for today! What would you favourite magical pet be and why? Or would you just start a magical zoo so you could have all of them at once?


  1. He is really awesome but scary! I think I'd rather have a dragon than a hippogriff! You never know what might offend him, like a color of candy you eat or whatever :D :P
    Thestral would be good, too!

  2. Flying has always been one of those things I wanted to do as well. I think having Buckbeak as a pet would be a lot of fun. Would definitely have to treat him right and make sure he knows you respect him, but it could work. I never thought about having a thestral as a pet. They are pretty wonderful creatures though like you said being able to see them alone would bring sadness. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  3. Oh man, flying with Buckbeak would be amazing! I love hippogriffs; the way they demand respect just by their presence is amazing. And who wouldn't want to respect these gorgeous creatures! Great choice. :)

  4. This is awesome! Are you on the Harry Potter readalong? You should be!