My frog doesn't usually make the headlines. But he's been so obnoxious for the last few days, that I just have to tell you about him.
It started a few days ago when I bought him a new brand of blood worms. I don't know what's in those things, but ever since he started eating them, he won't shut up. Day and night he croaks at the top of his little froggy lungs.
"Croaky," I said walking over to his swamp. "That's enough. I can't even think because you're croaking so loud!"
He croaked some more.
I brought our German Shepherd, Schultz, up to see him. I figured the sight of a giant dog would interrupt whatever short circuit pattern was going on in his brain.
Schultz sniffed the swamp.
And Croaky kept croaking.
The croaking continued last night. Do you know what it's like trying to sleep with a noisy African clawed frog? Impossible! It's like being outside in Africa on the banks of the Nile river, except without the crocodiles.
I got up and shined my flashlight into his swamp. And guess what? He kept croaking!
So ladies and gentlemen, I need a little help here. Does anybody have any ideas on how to activate a frog's "off" button? I'd really like to get a good night's sleep tonight!
I have a suggestion but I don't think you'd like it, so I'll just say good luck :)ReplyDelete
Now you wouldn't be suggesting I flush him down the toilet or fry his little frog legs, would you? We're talking about the family pet here! ;)Delete
No suggestions here. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Get him a mate, so he'll have other things on his mind.ReplyDelete
Ha! I'm not sure about that. I think we'd have twice the racket!Delete
Hmmm... how long have you had him? Is it possible it's just a time of year issue?ReplyDelete
He's been hanging in his swamp about four years. Maybe it is a spring thing, and he's looking for a mate.Delete
Never had to do that sort of thing so can't really help you there. Hope you find the solution.ReplyDelete
Most people don't have to worry about noisy African clawed frogs in their house. But we're not like most people! ;)Delete
Briefly saw your English garden post. Then it disappeared. I would've liked to have read that!Delete
I hate frogs. When we get a lot of rain, the frogs are so loud they sound as if they're in my bedroom. I can't sleep because of the frogs. I won't tell you what I might do to Croaky.ReplyDelete
I don't know why I let my boy talk me into getting that frog. I thought he'd be around for only a couple of years. Then I found out those things live to be 15 years old. He'll be around longer than Schultz!Delete
Ummm, maybe a lady frog to keep him company?ReplyDelete
I think that would be double trouble. Or triple trouble...depending on how many babies they'd have!Delete
Good suggestions here-get him a mate to keep him occupied!ReplyDelete
I figured you'd be in favor of that solution! ;)Delete
It's frustrating when you're trying to sleep and the creature sounds like it's in your room... that's how loud it is!ReplyDelete
It's absolutely ridiculous. Croaky is a little more subdued today, so maybe he's finally tiring out!Delete
You bought him blood worms and you don't know what's in them?ReplyDelete
Well, for one thing, blood.
Hahaha! Thanks for clearing that up, Al! That explains everything! I have a vampire frog on my hands.Delete
Sorry, no suggestions here, I'm still laughing about the defective chickens. :)ReplyDelete
Yeah. Those defective chickens were pretty amusing! I haven't spotted any dead raccoons, though, so I'm not sure they're doing their job. ;)Delete
Yikes, that does sound annoying! Unfortunately, I have no experience with frogs, so I have no suggestions to share...ReplyDelete
You're normal. Most people don't have experience with frogs. And that's the way it should be!Delete
Oh no, frog croaking all night.. Same here, don't really know much about what could help Croaky. I hope he finds his inner zen. :)ReplyDelete
Ha! I'll tell him that. We'll see if it helps.Delete
Get him a mate, and you'll have TWICE the croaking. Get some duct tape instead, and apply liberally.ReplyDelete
Great idea! I'll let you know how it works. ;)Delete