Mama Diaries

Monday, September 11, 2017

A Little Croaky Music

Our African clawed frog, Croaky, seldom makes the news around here any more. Seven years ago, when he was a young frog, he had episodes of escaping from the aquarium, jumping off the balcony, and landing two stories down. Somehow, he lived to tell about it. He has also had a few trips down the garbage disposal from hopping out of his tank while it was being cleaned.  I think this frog has at least nine lives!

Recently, we had our entire house painted. This included the basement, where Croaky normally resides. While the work was being done, Croaky moved up to the kitchen counter. He enjoyed seeing and listening to all the activity of our regular family life. One of the things  he enjoyed most, was listening to me practice the violin. Every time I'd practice, he would croak along with me. It was rather amusing. But now I'm wondering if my playing sounded like a croaking frog, and he was just responding to it!


Before I go, I'd like to share with you a sketch of one of the illustrations from my upcoming book, Don't Feed the Elephant. It's being illustrated by an illustrator from ePublishing Experts.



And it's Schultz's birthday today. He's seven. Happy Birthday, Schultz E. !

17 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, Schutz!
    I think the frog was singing along with the music.

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  2. A big happy birthday to Schultz! And how wonderful the frog was singing along with your lovely music. Maybe he has a future music career. :) Love those illustrations!

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  3. Sounds like he enjoyed the tune indeed. Great illustrations too. Hope Schultz has a happy birthday.

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  4. Awesome illustrations. Oh, and happy b-day to Schultz! :-)

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  5. Happy birthday to Schultz! Cute illustrations. Croaky probably loves the vibrations as well as the music. :)

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  6. Sounds like Croaky would be an excellent character for another book. I hardly think your violin sounds like you are croaking, if anything, Croaky, is enjoying your superb playing so much that he can't help but croak along.

    Sherry, I absolutely adore the two illustrations!

    Indy sends a big Birthday Woof to Shultzy, his blog pal. Indy will be 7 in November.

    Again, looking forward to reading your book.

    Blessings,
    Tracy

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  7. I think Croaky is just trying to show off his latent musical talent! Cute illustrations. And happy birthday to your handsome boy.

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  8. Happy birthday, Shultz. I think the frog was singing along. It's funny how animals react to music.

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  9. Croaky seems to have had quite an adventurous life. Schultz is a beautiful dog, and he's about the same age as my dog.

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  10. He's beautiful. Happy birthday to him.

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  11. Those illustrations are adorable! Also love how Croaky would croak along to your violin-playing. Too cute! And happy belated birthday to Schultz!

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  12. Hi, Sherry!

    I am returning to blogging today following the ordeal of Hurricane Irma. Thank you very much for the kind message you left on my blog during the storm crisis.

    Happy birthday to your handsome dog Schultz! All this time I have been picturing him in my mind and it is nice to finally see his picture.

    The illustrations are wonderful. The characters look natural and the artist does a fine job of depicting them in motion.

    It certainly does seem like Croaky has nine lives. Perhaps if you exposed him to your beautiful violin playing more often his voice would become attuned and he'd wind up sounding like Robert Goulet!

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Sherry!

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  13. Croaky sounds like he just wanted to have fun singing along with you. Must have been interesting music you were making together. Great illustrations!
    ~Jess

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  14. I would have loved to hear your frog croaking with you! That is adorable! Those illustrations are magnificent! Happy Birthday Schultz! He is beautiful! Big Hugs!

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  15. Aww...sounds fun to hear your frog listening and enjoying your music. Happy Birthday to Schulz!

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  16. Happy belated birthday to Schultz! And I didn't know you had an African clawed frog. Or even what that is. He sounds like a fun pet, though, so long as he doesn't actually claw you.

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