A New Pet?

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You know, I’m seriously trying to cull the pet population around here, but, what can I say? I’m weak. At least this one, if we keep him (or her), was free.

Tonight I rescued Toad (a clever name, if we do say so ourselves, from one of our favorite book series Frog and Toad) from our boxer, Jake. I bought him inside – in the bucket that I used to catch him…I didn’t actually touch him – to show the kids.


Not surprisingly, they wanted to know if we could keep him. Since we have a recently vacated 10-gallon aquarium, I told them that we’d keep him and observe him for a couple of days.

Then, we caught bugs for him to eat. He was way more entertaining to watch than the tree frog we used to have. I got online to identify him. He’s an American toad and there was lots of information available on how to care for him. Josh quietly informed me that he needs a pet since his gerbil died.

We’ll see.

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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One Comment

  1. You crack me up!
    More ANIMALS…. I better watch what I say. There will be another one here. (thats what happen last time) Lol

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