Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Love Story

As you all know, I have my own little pond ecosystem going on in my back garden and a few years ago, because I love frogs, I decided to get three tadpoles, which then of course turned into three little frogs. Unfortunately, only one little frog has survived over the winters. This one little frog has now turned into a really big bull frog that is so loud my neighbors can hear him down the street! My big frog Romeo has been calling for a girlfriend all summer and I've felt kinda bad because there's no water source nearby that might have a potential mate for him to attract. Well, that's what I use to think anyway and then she showed up! Where she came from and how she got here, I don't know?? But I saw her little petite self sitting on a rock this morning. Oh poor little Juliet, such a sucker for the call of her Romeo.



Not only do I have frogs in my pond but I also had The Sgt's dogs in my pond this week! Nothing is more refreshing after a long drive then a dip in the pond, a light snack of water hyacinths, and your Daddy's love!

Raven in her water hyacinth stalking mode.



  1. That's so sweet :)
    A heads up about dogs and frogs, in case ya didn't know (and if you did, I'll shut up ;)
    I use to be a Veternarian's Asst.-frogs are poisonous to dogs! They will foam at the mouth even after they toss it up (frog skin has a coating on which is suppose to keep them from getting munched on, but, seriously, when was the last time you saw a dog 'taste' anything??) and then the dog will feel like crap for days, which means they get dehydrated and things can go bad.
    Glad ya'll got to spend some quality time together :)

  2. Aw sweet.
    Soon you may have more little froggies than you know what to do with!

  3. aw that is so cute, love conquers all eh? I love how the Sgts dog looks at him so adoringly!

  4. Love the frogs! That's so cute how one just showed up like it was meant to be

  5. What a great story. I love frogs and toads. Whenever I encounter one, I just have to take a picture. You live so well. It's the little things, isn't it?

  6. Just as long as Juliet isn't actually Julio you'll definitely have scads of tads soon.

  7. That is the cutest thing I've heard all week!

  8. I am actually quite scared of frogs and toads, eugh! But I have to admit that they are pretty cute to look at! And Raven is such a gorgeous doggie!

  9. I have two silver dollar-sized frogs inhabiting a pond in my backyard. They have had some sort of croaking contest every single night, non-stop all night long for the past few years. My neighbors across the street as well as to the left and right are at times able to hear their incessant croakings despite their diminutive size!