I am afraid of frogs. Laugh if you want, but I am truly scared of frogs! I mean literally, scared out of my mind of frogs!! Snakes rank only one bar higher on my fear-factor scale.
In blogo-sphere world, I openly admitted this fear in a comment (mine was #5) at Lisa's site after a particular photograph was posted. And by the way, all of her photos are beautiful and wonderful!
You may be wondering why in the world would anyone be afraid of frogs? Well, let me tell you why. It is because when we were kids, my brother and his band of gangsters used to chase me around the yard at dusk and throw toad frogs at me. If they were lucky enough to catch me, they would actually stuff them down my shirt. Can you imagine?? AUGH - rotten boys!! Gotta love growing up in the country!
Last night my husband called me outside and said to bring my camera. The last time this happened it was a good thing. However, something about the tone of his voice made me suspicious. He can be a prankster at times, and seems to enjoy this crazy fear of mine.
So, I grabbed my camera and oh yeah, there it was. A big, fat tree frog sitting on our chimney!
Tree frogs don't quite make me want to run away and scream like a crazy-person the way toads do. He really is kind of cute...
And then he decided that his job was done - enough posing. He was leaving and going away - far away.
Or so I thought!
This morning my husband called up to me in a very cheery voice and said "come here quick." The warning bells were ringing loudly in my head. It was that danged tone of voice again...
I peered into the bathroom and there he was again!! The big fat green tree frog was clinging to the inside of our toilet bowl!! He was happily hanging out in our toilet! Sorry, no pics this time - I wanted him GONE! But don't worry - he did not get flushed, just taken outside by my husband while I went squealing back up the stairs!
Afterwards, my only thought was this: what if I had sat on the toilet without seeing him, and it had jumped onto my leg, or some other body part - CAN YOU IMAGINE?? I certainly can, and it would NOT have been pretty!!
Have a great Tuesday!