Monday, April 7, 2008

Tale of a Slow Frog

Buddy is often teased as being the "slow frog in the bog," seeing as how he hops with a slight tilt to the left and is never the first to catch a joke. He is often dismissed by his faster, higher jumping peers. But if you take the time to listen to Buddy, he tells quite an interesting story. It all began one day when the large two legged creature was making it rain in the grass with a large device. As Buddy tells it he was enjoying the extra water when the creature noticed him and swooped down, gently snatching him from the grass, and calling out in a loud voice for the smallest of the two legged creatures that live in the large box that looms over our lovely bog. The smaller, softer creature took hold of Buddy and stroked, squeezed and peered at him.


The creature then put Buddy in a cage, shut the door, and observed his behavior. She then opened the door, and seemed to want Buddy to leave, but Buddy, being somewhat fearful, chose to stay in the cage.

At least he tried to.

The smaller of the still gigantically large two legged creatures managed to pull poor Buddy back out of the cage, and joined the even larger creature, who was now standing at the end of the long hard surface that goes over our bog tunnel, talking to yet another large two legged creature. As the creatures were distracted, speaking to each other in their own indecipherable language, probably deciding what experiment to exact upon Buddy next, Buddy made a brave attempt at freedom, leaping from the clutches of the creature and falling to the hard surface below. It must have been a hundred times his height, the distance that he fell. He tried to hop away, but was quickly snatched up again. Then the creature dangled him by one leg, but was reprimanded by the larger creature. Buddy then made another attempt at escape, this time falling onto his back and lying still, hoping that the creatures would assume he was dead, and leave him alone. His ruse failed, even though he tried it several more times - each time being scooped back up by the creature only to try again to escape. Finally, the creature set him in the soft grass near the bog, and Buddy was able to hop to safety. He's sure the creatures were performing some sort of experiments on him, and he feels he's lucky to be alive.

Was Buddy truly captured by the large creatures from the big box, or is this just a tall tale to get our attention? We may never know. Yet, if Buddy truly was dropped on his head that many times, it sure would explain why he's the "slow frog in bog".

16 comments:

jen said...

how cute is she? and oy, the poor frog....great story!

Chrissy said...

I'm sure this brush with death has given Buddy a new outlook on life. Hopefully now he will seize the day and enjoy each moment. He is lucky to have survived.

Aliki2006 said...

What a cutie-pie--the frog, and the girl of course!

Julie Pippert said...

Persistence was hooked by the photos then I told her the story. We really enjoyed this. Thanks!

Hey Teach! said...

Poor buddy, I'm glad it worked out for him in the end. Beautiful pictures of the May Queen.

Don Mills Diva said...

Poor Buddy - he needs to go with the flow a little more...

Luisa Perkins said...

Oh, she is to DIE for. Love it!

Mary Beth said...

The May Queen is beautiful! Love the box - did you just happen to have the perfect home for Buddy or do you do these expirements on frogs regularly? heh heh:)

womaninawindow said...

he he...that sure was fun. Poor guy dropped on his 'ead. Ooo. I laughed imagining him laying there on his back so still and just hoping no one noticed one eye slightly open...nice!

Family Adventure said...

How ADORABLE is she? Buddy was one lucky froggy...

Heidi

thailandchani said...

That is a great story! Very creative. :)

Melissa said...

Classic!

At least Buddy had a better result than the hermit crab and snake that crossed the door at my house.

Long live Buddy!

shay said...

"slow frog in the bog" lol! Too funny!

We do that to crabs at the beach...poor tiny creatures that come into our grasp!

JCK said...

That Buddy was lucky to escape! :)

creative-type dad said...

Poor little guy. He needs a helmet...

Christine said...

oh buddy--i hope you are enjoying a long, free life now!