Friday, September 9, 2016

Surprise Visitor

This is a TDB fast breaking news story. I'm your astonished doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

Look what ghostwriter found by the back door this evening! Wow!

She said she almost stepped on him! What a mess that would have been! 

We all couldn't believe that this toad had gotten so big over the hot, dry summer. He must have been feasting on Japanese beetles through July, and crickets lately, since those seem to be the only bugs that were in abundance this year. 

After a photo session, during which the toad peed a lot on ghostwriter's and Dad's hands, and on the floor, Dad put the gigantic amphibian outside in the front yard, so I couldn't get him. A word of advice to you doggies out there. If you see a toad, leave it alone. It might be the poisonous kind.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled program already in progress.

Find more information about the American Toad  here .

Oh, and I'd like to remind my favorite Princess that the moon is half full and rises in the late afternoon.


  1. We got those toadie doods here too! They start out kinda cute an' lil. But the pawrents have seen a couple of big guys like yu had visitin.
    Sad to say, a couple of the lil ones have been smooshed axel-dent-lee. Ewww.

  2. That sure is a huge toad. Our mom makes sure we can't get to any of the frogs and toads in our yard too.

  3. that is a big fellow!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  4. Jumpin' toads Chester that thing is big...thank goodness it did not pp on you....that would have meant a B A T H. When mom was a wee girl, her dad told her she'd get a wart if a toad pp'd on her. We are purrty sure that her Dad was yanking her string.

    Chester you are the most romantic guy...I hope your Princess is looking at the moon with you.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  5. Wowsers...that is one big toadie!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  6. That is a pretty big toad! He looks like the boss to me....I would steer clear!


  7. I have sniffed a few toadies, but I just don't care for the smell that emanates from them I guess... so they are safe with me:) That is a huge toad! Sometimes they are on the sidewalk here too when the petcretary comes home from her work. I hope they gobble up all the naughty mosquitoes, sheesh those are in way too great abundance.
    We have lots of pretty green tree froggies here! They even hang on to the windows. Moths beware, BOL!

  8. OMD, that is one big toadie!!! What is it with the toad pee??! Ma said they did that to her too! no manners, I say.
    Chester, you are one sweet BF!! PL is one lucky puppers!
    Ruby ♥

  9. OMD! That is one humongous toad! There is not enough money to get Mom to hold a frog. Nope, never gonna happen. Ever. She thinks they are cool and even has a toad house but live in fear of one jumping on her. BOL!