Toad

August 10, 2007

Journal, Lauren

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Every morning when I go to work, I peek in the window well by the CDC’s kitchen.  There have been two toads living there all summer.  I worry a bit for them each day – are they alright?  Do they have enough bugs to eat?  Are they ever going to be able to get out? (I put a board in there once for them to escape, but they didn’t. Must be chicken.)  Should I just be brave and grab them?  Then I go inside and forget all about them as if they never existed at all.  (There’s only one in the picture.  The other one wouldn’t sign the release form.)

In other news, I stayed up until 1 finishing Harry Potter.  Now I really know how it ends.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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9 Responses to “Toad”

  1. Brad Said on:

    “Must be chicken.”
    Didn’t you mean to say: “Taste like chicken”? Just where did that second toad go?

    Did it surprise you when Voldemort said to Harry, “Luke, I’m your father”? I really didn’t see that one coming.

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    • Annette Said on:

      If I’d just gotten out of bed earlier I could have said “tastes like chicken.” Note the sticks to the right are just waiting to become skewers! And, there’s pineapple, green pepper and tomatoes under all those leaves!

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  2. karla Said on:

    YUCK!!! When I was 7, I learned that toads secrete something that keeps dogs from eating them. And some people (like me) are allergic to that secretion. I think I’m getting hives just looking at that picture…

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    • Lauren Said on:

      I just learned yesterday that all toads are poisonous. They have two poison sacks on their back. (This was out of a little kid’s science book, but I trust it.)

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      • karla Said on:

        That fateful summer my folks were mowing the grass and found toads hopping around. Mom gathered up the critters and gave them to the 4 of us to play with. That night they were rushing me to the emergency room because I had a horrible case of hives. It’s comforting to know my own mother nearly killed me by giving me poisonous toads to play with!!!

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  3. Peggy Said on:

    Have no fear little toad, have no fear little toad!
    You have Lauren on your side (thank you Lauren) … you protect the mid-west & I’ll continue to do my best on the east coast & together we will save ALL God’s creatures, great & small!! (& furry)

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  4. Beth Said on:

    We have a garage toad…I think he’s probably camera shy, but I’ll do what I can…

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  5. christina Said on:

    We don’t have toads, but Brittney brought in a gecko last night. The livey all over the houses down here. We are also beseiged by an over abundance of crickets right now.

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