Tuesday, October 4, 2011

feelin' a bit froggy round here

our cement pond had become a refuge for frogs in the past few weeks since we hadn't been putting in the chemicals & just trying to find the time to close it.  i am sooo happy daddio closed that thing up this past weekend.  thank you hunny! every day, multiple times a day, we would have to check the pool skimmer for frogs - which entailed me lifting that basket out & dumping out whatever was inside & gracie grabbing every frog for her to save in her nice little froggy habitat she created in our cooler. 

here are some of the froggys gracie "saved" in the past few days... they were named daddy frog, momma frog, baby frog, baby frog, baby frog, baby frog (too many "baby" frogs to name).
nice, huh?

it was getting a bit too much for momma to handle (they wouldn't eat the frog food or fish food those little boogers), so last night we had a release of the frogs to find the rest of their froggie families & head somewhere a bit warmer.
 before the release, a family picture.

she sure does love froggies!! & i look forward to the day when mr. b will give me a smile again.

& here she is letting them go.
she had to pet each one &give them a little squeeze before releasing them towards the lake.

benj is a bit more like his momma, not caring so much for the sliminess & squirmyness & jumping.
but, he did release some of the baby frogs.

there's that smile i love!

i thought the frog release would never end!
frogs everywhere that gracie had to love on before release.  ick!

& one of the last ones was the big daddy frog.  that dude really freaked me out.
& gracie loved that fact.  (& a side note - check out her dress momma made for her from old shirts- just don't look too close at my lack of sewing skills!)
can ya tell? 
 at least, my sweet boy was trying to protect me with a "shield" as gracie kept wanting me to get a better look. i think he was a bugged out as me!
adios, froggies.. until next year when you try to overtake our cement pond. 

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