But this... This made me smile.
A's three year old daughter sitting on the cough with me and petting Smaug:
Alana (having just been told not to touch his whiskers): He has a mustache?
Me: Yeah, all over.
Alana: He can talk?
(Mom looks down at us and starts imitating Smaug's yowl that he does and makes Alana giggle.)
Alana (stop laughing and looks very serious): He can talk. I heard him yesterday.
Me: I give!
Alana then smiles big and continues petting Smaug's back.