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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Mr. Toad




He didn't hop away when I came close.
And he didn't mind the camera shutter snapping.
And when I rubbed his head, he closed his eyes, as if to say,
"Oh, that feels soooo good!"


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  1. #1
    Boo to Brian under your sun

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    1. You beat him by a long shot.
      He'll surely cry a lot!

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  2. Did not give him a kiss
    To see if a human was a hit or miss
    Could have sprouted into a rich guy
    Or just spit in your eye lol

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    1. I might see if he's a prince
      if I dare to give him a kiss!
      ha.

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  3. One two and three
    Gloria is so jealous of me

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    1. She's emailing me right now!
      She should check her blogs some how!

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    2. lol both are late
      Checking is not her fate

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    3. pfft Pat Im not jealous of you lol
      hahaha

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    4. One is a pfffft-er an the other whiny
      Geez and your twin is still not shiny

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    5. Brian must be on a hot wifey date
      since he is so very late!

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  4. What a cutie! Do you think it could be someone's (escaped) pet that's used to human attention?

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    1. Knowing my neighbors?
      Not a chance. ha.
      In fact, I don't think anyone has a pet on our entire street!
      I make up for them all! haha.

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    2. Maybe you just acquired another animal for your menagerie :-)

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    3. I wonder if he has a family to bring around. ha. Baby toads would be very fun!

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  5. Such detail. He is handsome. I love how in the third photo his eyes are slightly closed... he is enjoying the massage!

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    1. His eyes were completely closed until he heard my camera. ha.
      He really seemed to love it, unless he was really saying, "Oh, please don't eat me." haha.

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    2. Ha! Well he looks pretty comfy to me so I hope he is not worried about being consumed. I am certain there is an underground network in your town that has a large neon sign pointing to your place. Anything that can fly, hop, slither, or walk is advised to head your way.

      Funny, I thought everyone on your street would have at least one pet if not more. I always think smaller communities lend themselves more to that. But, as you say, maybe your menagerie more than makes up for it!

      Guess what? I got a package!!!!!

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    3. There are some pet families on the street behind us. Kind of funny that none on our street have them. A few used to but those dogs got old and died long ago.

      Ooh...I hope everything arrived safely!

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  6. I am amazed you can take a photo with one hand while petting him. Great co-ordination.

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    1. I was surprised it turned out myself, with me all curled up on the ground beside him. lol....

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    2. You know what? That would be a fun project to see. Pictures of Betsy taking pictures! I bet you have to be a contortionist at times.

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    3. Well, usually, I'm just sitting at my desk. ha.

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  7. I can see it now . . . you'll soon have a collection of toads to add to the family member count! I expect cat-cuddling-toad pictures to come! ;)

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    1. Wouldn't that be funny? If any cat would do it, it would be Tiger! lol....

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  8. I don't see them as much as I used to. When I was kid many of them peed in my hand multiple times. This was their method of escape.

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    1. That always happened to us kids, too! And the myth circulating was that if they peed on you, you would get warts. haha.

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  9. Oh...I love Toads...warts and all!
    Have a great weekend Betsy!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I think he lives in the window well. I'll have to go looking for him again. :)

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  10. I am afraid of loads and frogs and snakes..I donno why but I am scared of..I wonder how you managed..hv a great weekend..

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    1. Well, if it had been a spider, I wouldn't have touched it! haha.

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  11. Haha usually toads jump away!
    This is funny:)
    Other more for your Zoo lol

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    1. I know! I couldn't believed he like it! haha.
      But, maybe he'd heard of my zoo and felt safe. lol....

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    2. Yes and is not porblem he can lives in a little site and be happy and ...maybe is a prince Betsy:))
      He looks relax!

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    3. he really did like me rubbing his head. so funny!

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  12. If you tickled his tummy and said, "Hi Toad!"
    He'd hop and jump and roll and then he'd goad.
    He'd say , "Come here and if you'll kiss me!"
    I'll give a surpise and you'll not again miss me
    So she did and the result was far from alarming
    For he appeared before her as Prince Charming!

    LOL
    The outcome for frogs might be different - you might tell him to hop it!! ROFL

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    1. Prince Charming, huh....and here I thought you were going to say Prince Eddie. lol....

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    2. Well he and he are one and the same aren't they? lol One way to find out! "Tickle my tummy!" . . . . ROFL

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    3. Oh, you'd love that, wouldn't you! lol...

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    4. But of course!! . . . . . . I am the irressistable and charming Bluelights ROFL

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    5. And you can see for yourself how charming I can be if you pop over to my place :)

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    6. Are you wanting me to see you in that banana outfit again? lol....

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    7. Err . . . If you really want to, so perhaps you can see some of those dreadful comments people are making and the replies I have had to make to defend myself! . . . . . But I was thinking of turning over the page and seeing me on the dance floor with a beautiful lady with romantic music playing . . . :)

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    8. Alright...so now you're dancing with a beautiful lady AND wearing a banana costume? lol.

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    9. And my Sir Lancelot Shining Armour!! Goodnight! :)

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    10. I must be bananas to stay up this late!! ROFL

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    11. And?? The banana costume is under the armor? oh my.....I'm sure that will attract the ladies....what kind of ladies, I'm not quite sure...but ladies nonetheless! lol.....

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  13. I think the word got around in your "Secret Garden" that the princess that lives in the house with the 5 humans and lots of little critters, is kind to all animals...You should write a children's book with your animals and illustrate it with your darling drawings. Made a decision I hope I won't be sorry for today....bad hair day...lots to so...so got it all chopped off with a new perm...Yikes it's short...but with all that's going on...maybe it's a good idea after all.

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    1. Oh, I bet it's cute! I loved it when you did that before visiting Jill earlier! Scrunch and go...so cute and easy!

      A book would be fun!

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    2. The Princess. :) I like that much better than the Cat Queen! hahaha....I'm keeping it.

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  14. You are way braver than me - another thing that I am scared of! Gosh what a wimp I am! xx

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    1. What? What is there to be scared of? He was harmless. He didn't even move except for blinking. ha.

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    2. With frogs and toads it is the jumping out from behind things that scares me and the fact that they are unpredictable - in fact the same thing that I find scary in spiders, insects, rodents etc etc!!!!! See, I'm a wimp!! xx

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    3. You wouldn't be able to relax if you came to visit me! Something unpredictable is always happening here. haha.

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  15. he does look captivated, I would say he was enjoying it!

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    1. He really didn't seem scared and I think he liked it! It was just the cutest thing! I'll have to look for him tomorrow. :)

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  16. Hmmmm... wonder what his name will be... ;-)

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  17. Ha maybe someone is a toad now Suza? lol
    What amazing idea:)

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  18. Hee hee - yes, Gloria. He may already have a name and we just don't know it yet. I guess Betsy will just have to kiss him and find out! :-D

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  19. Or maybe she doesn't and maybe is better like toad lol
    Who knows?

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  20. Yup - it's true. He probably likes his toad-y life because he gets tickled by pretty ladies!

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    1. Enjoying yourselves, ladies? ROFL

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    2. I couldn't follow this one bit! Maybe I need more coffee...haha...

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    3. Nor me really - maybe Polish Vodka might be better! . . . haha

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  21. Somebody probably toad him how much you love animals.

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    1. Ha! I really did laugh out loud on that one.

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    2. Bad joke, but if it catches you by surprise then it's worth it. :0)

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    3. Well, we're all used to Eddie's jokes aren't we? Haha. (Sorry, Ed. Lol.)

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    4. You must like them - you always laugh, or are you just being polite? LOL

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  22. Haha, very cute. Wouldn't be surprised if he put the word out and you started seeing all of his friends come around for your hospitality.

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    1. A couple more might be fun. But not too many...haha....especially if they all start to ribbit under our bedroom window while we are trying to sleep. Ha.

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  23. the way he bows into your finger, i think he likes a little petting....smiles.
    we used to have toad pets when we were kids...

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    1. I had worms! haha...handfuls in the window wells. Yeah, I was a tom boys for sure....

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  24. Ohh... canetoads are rife here in Australia, particularly in the summer. Environmentally they are a big problem, the toxins in their skin pose a risk to native fauna as well as pets (cats & dogs). Our green tree frog & other native frogs have declined greatly in number since the introduction of the cane toad in the 1930's. They were introduced in an attempt to eradicate beetles that were eating the sugar cane crops. The introduction of toads actually did help with the cane crops but they could never have anticipated back then what the introduction of this creature would have on the native fauna and domestic animals.

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