Monday, June 10, 2013

It's Raining Farts and Frogs

I'm sitting in my home office as I type this and I can hear a frog behind me, as in - right behind me. I even turned around and moved a stack of books, because I always have stacks of books that need moving, to see if a frog had somehow come in the back door, hopped through the kitchen, across the living room and into the office totally undetected by my four dogs.

I pondered several scenarios:

  • Tropical Storm Andrea, which has been drenching my area, blew a frog into my yard.
  • The frog is currently living behind my bookcase. (Impossible but fun to think about.)
  • Since my frog pond went belly up, how can I keep my frog from ditching me like my last frog?
  • Why does my dog have such bad gas? 
I've already gone out looking for the frog and only succeeded in poking myself with the shrubbery. While on my frog scouting mission, I did not hear a single frog. As soon as I rejoined the farting dog, the frog started singing. I am being taunted my a mystery frog.


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  1. Hope you find him Rippet! He sounds like a cricket at our place:)

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    1. I can still hear him. He's loving all the rain!

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  2. Is it Kermit playing a joke on you?? ;)

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    1. I think so! He'll probably torture me all summer. :o)

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  3. Talk about distracting! I felt like that all day, too, except it was the Northern Flicker, the Tufted Titmouse, the Cardinal, and ... oh, and the feuding chipmunks (who've been digging in my pots!). Good luck with that. ;-)

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    1. Feuding chipmunks? That sounds so cute! Squirrels dig in my pots sometimes, too. They'll dig a plant up when it's in the way. Very annoying!

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  4. Ah.... isn't nature wonderful.... sigh! .... even when it does mock us! Cheers~

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    1. I think he's just playing hard to get. If I were a frog, I'd do the same. :o)

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  5. Better than having mice or ants in the house, as we do. Maybe there is some symbiotic relationship with the frog and the dog farts?

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    1. I have sugar ants that have come in from all the rain. I just squish them. I'd rather have a frog and a fartless dog. :o)

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  6. I think you should send the farting dogs out on patrol. They will soon sniff out that frog once the air clears.

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    1. My dogs are lucky to be able to find each other. All frogs are completely safe. :o) Actually, I have one dog who is a skilled hunter but she leaves the toads alone. However, anything furry is fair game. She's caught shrews, voles, and rabbits and dreams about catching a squirrel.

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    1. Me, too! I haven't heard it in a few days.

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  8. Have you found the frog yet? Your garden is so beautiful. We had such a difficult spring, but now summer seems to have taken hold and things will start to happen. Were you able to control the black spot? So far I have been lucky. I just have one rose that turns yellow, a David Austin. It's not quite as bad yet; I am hoping that it is just a watering issue--not enough. Hope the you avoid the ugly weather on the coast.

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    1. I've heard the frog on and off all week but this week has been so insane I haven't been able to keep track. I think the black spot is on hold right now. I deleaved Graham Thomas and sprayed all my roses with an organic fungicide. I seem to be holding the beast at bay. We've had tons of rain, which is helping them recover.

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  9. And now I'm wondering, do frogs fart? I'd prefer the sound of frogs to that of rodents crawling through the walls or rap being blasted so loud from a car on the street that it rattles my windows - of course, that's just me.

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    1. I'm not a rap fan, either, so I'm much rather have a farting frog, too. :o)

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  10. What a cliffhanger ! I was waiting for the frog/dog thing to come to a satisfying conclusion, and was trying to imagine the final scenario ... Will wait for the next installment !

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    1. I haven't heard the frog in a few days but we're supposed to have rain tomorrow so I'm keeping an ear tuned for frog song. Unfortunately, the dog has stopped farting and has taken up barfing on the carpet. I prefer farting since it requires less clean up.

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  11. I hope that you find the mysterious frog soon....that would drive me crazy.
    Maybe he's created his own frog paradise unknownst to you.....happy looking.

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    1. I like hearing frogs sing. It would be fun to find him but maybe just as enjoyable not to find him. :o)

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  12. I am deathly afraid of frogs and toads (I know, very odd for a gardener), so this would really be a predicament for me. Hope you find that frog! The one in your picture sure has nice teeth!! LOL

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    1. His chompers are a bit fierce! I have a neighbor with the same fear. She won't come in my garden.

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  13. Sometimes I think there is nothing more vile than dogs farts. We don't have frogs but we do get lots of toads. Mid-summer they seem to hang out on the sidewalk at night and we have to watch not to squish any when on our evening dog walk. The dogs ignore them unless they try to hop away. Then they are riveted.
    Could your mystery frog be a cricket? I would think a cricket might be more likely to come into the house.
    P.S. OMG that Peggy Martin rose has turned out to be pretty. It looks gorgeous draped over the fence in the last post. Best mistake ever!!

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    1. I thought that perhaps it was a cricket but we have crickets in our basement that sound different. I'm really hoping it's a frog. :o) Peggy Martin is amazing! Such an easy, carefree rose. I wish it was hardy for you but I don't think it is. :(

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  14. Your mystery frog has a beautiful smile; s/he must be using Colgate :-P

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  15. Ha! How wonderful is that frog! He sure put a smile on my face tonight! You are awesome!

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    1. If I saw a frog like that in my garden I'd probably laugh once I got over the shock. If I were a bug, I'd be terrified!

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  16. First having a farting dog is distracting in so many ways but then a mystery critter haunting you...perhaps a ghost frog.... :0

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    1. Ooooh! A ghost frog! Now, there's an idea! :o)

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  17. That would seriously bother me thinking I had a frog in the house. The dogs aren't doing their job. The frog picture made me smile.

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    1. Having a frog in the house would worry me because unless it moved into the dogs water bowl, it wouldn't get enough water. My dogs have made peace with all the toads so they'd probably leave a frog alone, too.

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  18. Your frog is more than welcome to head my way. He could join our singing frog choir that serenades me while I chase chipmunks digging in my pots! Love your frog picture.

    Have a great weekend.

    Sandy

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    1. You have a singing frog choir? So lucky!!

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  19. The rancid stench of dog farts is enough to put anyone off work, I can't imagine how anyone can concentrate with the frog/dog combo. I occasionally get bees stuck in my hair and they make a heck of a racket - have you combed your hair lately? ;-)

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    1. How can so much evil come out of such a small butt? If I had a bee in my hair, I'd freak out. My hair is short, so that bee would have to be really motivated to be there.

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  20. Hahahahaha...... No words. I love humor in the morning. Thanks for making my day! Vickie

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  21. My son has learned to blame the dogs for his own flatulance. If you met him, he would gladly tell you why dog farts are silent.

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    1. That's hysterical! I'm a teacher and love kids so I would absolutely ask him. I'll be sure to tell him about how dead people fart. We can trade stories.

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  22. Hi Tammy, in experience, a single book, alone on its own is there to be read but a stack of them is a terminal moving exercise. You now also have to decide whether a house full of dog gas is better than open windows with rain blowing in (sympathy).

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