Mama Diaries

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Dog and the Frog

There is a very large frog that likes to sit on our front step each evening and make a lot of noise. He hasn't gone unnoticed by a certain quadruped named Schultz. Schultz is our hundred-pound German Shepherd.

The other night, Mr. Schultz finally had the opportunity to introduce himself to the amphibian. He charged out the garage door, bounded across the front lawn, and stopped right in front of Mr. Frog. What did Mr. Frog do? Nothing. Not even a hop.

Mr. Schultz gave the frog the biggest sniff ever. His big, wet nose was basically on top of that frog, sniffing every square inch. This lasted at least ten seconds. Finally, Schultz got bored and trotted off to sniff something else.

Once Schultz was safely out of distance, the frog blinked his little eyeballs and resumed croaking.

(I'm guessing the frog is one of Croaky's pals. (Croaky is our pet African clawed frog.) He probably told him about Schultz, so his buddy knew he had nothing to worry about!)

32 comments:

  1. Just hold really still and the big furball will go away...

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  2. Frogs taste terrible so I bet Schultz could tell that by the sniff-over. I have seen dogs pick up frogs (and toads), immediately spit them out, and rub their faces in the grass or dirt or weeds or whatever is handy, so I figure they must taste terrible. Schultz is a smart dog. ;)

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    1. Or dumb for taking that long to sniff him! ;)

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  3. we also have a few frogs, they like to bathe in my cat's water dish, which he does not appreciate at all, he also has a hedgehog stealing his food at night

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  4. Hi, Sherry!

    Croaky must have sent a message to his frog pal instructing him on what to do if he were ever cornered by that giant dog: "Shut up and sit still." After sniffing every square centimeter of the frog, Schultz must have concluded that the critter would not make a very appetizing meal and went on his way. For both their sake I'm glad Schultz didn't wind up with a frog in his throat! :)

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. I'm sure that would have ended badly for both the frog and the dog!

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  5. What a lovely story Sherry, most heart warming.

    Yvonne.

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  6. haha the way to be. Give him no response and he gets bored.

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  7. I miss the frog who used to hang out on my deck. Every evening for months he was near the back door. He did not move if the dogs sniffed him, but one evening I went out and he was gone. We lost a member of our little family.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I'm sorry about your frog. I hope he didn't meet an untimely death.

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  8. So funny. Lucky for the frog Schultz wasn't more interested in him.

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    1. It would have been worse if the cat was interested. Our feline is fiercer than Schultz.

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  9. Can't believe how the frog just sat there. I had never thought of a frog coming repeatedly to visit.

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  10. Your post brought a smile to my lips, Sherry. Sounds like another great storybook idea for you ... The Frog and the Dog.

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  11. I bet Mr. Frog did get a tip off from Croaky's pal. Croaky looks out for his community. Our neighbors had African frogs named Ricky and Lucy.

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    1. That's funny. Did Lucy have red "hair?"

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  12. That is so cute! LOL! Thanks for the smile!

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  13. This was a feel good story. Thanks!

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  14. Haha... that was a smart frog, not making a move xox

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