This is our new frog.


An Oriental Fire-bellied toad, to be exact.  Chance was given a "frog house" for his birthday so of course he got very excited about the frog he would soon have.  It was a given.  He had a frog house – quite publicly presented and cooed over with much encouragement from the witnesses – so of course he would need a frog to fill it.  That was part of the gift!  Duh, mom and dad. 

We now are a household of two cats, four goldfish, and a frog.  Plus people.  And one empty aquarium, which makes me a bit nervous.  But don't worry, that one has been hidden for quite some time because of the above scenario.  I think it's one of the laws of physics that an empty tank must contain some sort of  living creature or Schrodinger's cat dies or something.  At least, that principal kicks in if the said empty tank is viewed by children.  It's all very quantum leap.

I'm also a little nervous about this tank.


Do you see how big those fish are getting?!  That aquarium is already way too small for them.  I know because I have to clean it all the fricking time.  We got those fish last summer.  They were all about an inch long.  A petite inch.  Except for the big one, he was about an inch and a half.  (I'd call him a monster but he'll come eat out of my hand.  Awww!)  I predict another feline-lethal tank will soon be gracing the shelves of our garage.  (I'm not getting rid of them, just upgrading their home.)

OK, so here's the contest… guess the name of the frog!  Go ahead throw out your best guesses!  Please keep in mind it was named by a four-year-old.

If you want to guess the names of the fish (yes, Chance named all the fish, too) knock yourself out.

I admit, I kind of like the frog.  He'll get along nicely with the lizard we'll eventually have.
             – the weirdgirl