when i was little i always wanted to have a pet raptor. (i still want to.)
was inspired by the neighbours dog (which has such an ugly voice and annoys me in general), my childhood memories and that book: [link]
(and yes, the raptor has sin's colour scheme, because it looks good on raptors. : D )
And yes, i often run around like that. Love it classy.
EDIT: huh! deviantart, where's the resolution-thingie gone? D: