Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Farewell Froggies & Other Things!

Well, the cute little tadpoles grew into even cuter little Pacific Tree Frogs! I mean how can you resist squishy little frog bellies plastered to the side of the tank....adorable! Mom's friend identified them and told Mom how to take care of them properly. After school was out they came to live with us for a couple of weeks and Mom fed them crickets which they loved to pounce on and feast on. :) Every day Mom and I would check on them and while Mom observed them I smelled their stinky tank....ahhh, frog aroma! ;)

However, as much as Mom and I loved them we knew they must be released to enjoy their natural habitat so last Saturday when Mom and her friend went to Seattle shopping they made a froggy pit stop to let them hop free. Dad told Mom of this nice little spot where they could live so Mom and her friend walked through the forest a bit and found a nice, lush, green area for the froggies to call home.

Some of the little froggies jumped right out but mostly Mom had to gently place them in their new home. They quickly started hopping around and Mom said goodbye and left them to enjoy nature. We are sad but very happy for the frogs! Happy Hopping you guys! :)

In other news, we have been enjoying lots of great stuff from our garden!

Can you guess what Mom made here? YUM!

I got to sample a bit of the ice cream that went on top. YUM!

Then, my pal Hank came over and we had fun getting treats out of my toys. :) I tried to teach Hank the proper way to do it. Notice how I use my paws and then notice.....

how Hank just sticks his muzzle in and roots around. It's very cute but if he ever learns the proper paw placement I think he will find it is much easier! More practice is needed Hank so you will have to come over again soon. :)

Last picture is of me when the pawrents and I were scouting for wedding locations. That's right, my pawrents are getting married in 2 and a half weeks!! That and Mom's work schedule has prevented us from blogging and we miss all of you but soon things will return to normal, we hope. :) Guess what?? I get to be the ring dog and I got a very new fancy collar to wear and a customized id tag just for the big day! Pictures of that to come soon. :) Hope you all are doing well and enjoying your summers thus far!


The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

i think you made strawberry rhubarb crumble!

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

happy the froggie were released safely - and the garden bounty looks yummy

congrats to your pawrents

woodrow sweetie mj

JD and Max said...

Hi Nala - cute froggies! We have some that have appeared in the bottom of our garden, which confuses us a little as we don't have a pond.... We try and sniff them and they jump so high that it makes us jump about a mile ourselves!

Congrats to your pawrents - oooh, how exciting! Our humans told us they have been married for one hundred and nineteen (doggie) years - sheesh, that's like forever!! We'd all like to wish you all a happy wedding day, we hope to see a photo or two! Tail wags - JD and Max.

The Army of Four said...

Congrats to your parents! That's great news!
Cute froggies - I know you'll miss them, but they will be happier where they are.
And oooh, Mom is drooling over the rhubarb. Is that a Rhubarb Crisp? YUM!!!
Play bows,

Mango said...

You are ring dog? Fantastic! two weeks is almost now!

Your buddy Hank might not be the brightest bulb, but he sure is handsome.


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Dad found a tiny frog on the grill the other day. I wonder if it was the same kind of froggie?


Dennis the Vizsla said...

Ring Dog -- that's a great idea!

Gennasus said...

Little frogs are just the cutest!

And a wedding! How exciting! Things must be very busy in your household just now. Our best wishes to the three of you. Have a great day!

Checkers said...

Good to see you!

strawberry something!

Ring Dog??? You will do a terrific job I'm sure - Take lot's of pictures.

Anonymous said...

Wow Nala, your going to be at mummy and daddy's wedding?? How super duper cool! I wanted to go to my mummy and daddy's but wasn't allowed!! I be very jealous!! We all hopes they has a super day and we can't waits for the photies.

The froggies are cute, and well done to you and your mum for rearing them and letting them go live a lovely life!!

The food from your garden looks yummy! You has done very well not to dig it up before it was fully grown, that's what we wuds have dones!
Luv Scotty xxx

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Guess what! I met another Rhodesian Ridgeback like you Nala! Tho you are much prettier! BOL!
I posted about it today..

Kasha said...

I've seen a few Rhodesian's and I think Nala is the prettiest I have ever seen. So cute that you saved the frogs, even cooler that you have a garden. You guys are our kind of people. Have a great weekend!

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

how many news dear Nala!!!!
first.....Congrats to your parents!!!!!!how exciting is that news!!!!!!!!!
And......awwwwwwwwwww.....what a cute froggies......we know you'll miss them, but they will be happier where they are in their habitat!!!!!!!!!
And you look sooooooooooooo gorgeous in these photos!!!!!!!!!
Ahhhhhhhhhhh....Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm....Ehmmmmmmmmmm...we're drooling.....can we have some of those delicious treats???
Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee dear friends!!!
Great post and photos as always!!!!
We love you a lot!!!!!!!
Sweet sweet kisses and licks

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh my goodness, Nala - your humans are getting married?! How exciting!!! My human is squealing because she LOVES seeing wedding photos - so we're already quivering with anticipation! hee! hee! Your human is so pretty - she is going to make a gorgeous bride!! And how AWESOME that you get to be the ring dog and be there! Wow!

My humans were already married when they got me so I never got to be involved...although they have a big anniversary coming up (12 yrs!) so maybe I can be involved in that! :-)

Hsin-Yi says to tell your human that she knows what it's like before a wedding - it's really crazy and you do all these preparations and get really stressy that everything must be perfect - and then the day itself passes in a blur! Your human has probably already heard this but Hsin-Yi says to try and take a moment and enjoy the day when it happens, coz otherwise it's over before you know it!!

Hey - my friend Ombre had a toy like yours - he was really good at getting those egg babies out in record time! I was worse than your friend, Hank - I didn't even realise there were things to get out....I just started trying to rip the toy apart to de-stuff it!!! :-)

The froggies were SO cute! And so tiny! I didn't realise until I saw the picture of them on your human's hand!

Honey the Great Dane

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Nala - I forgor to say: I do hope you manage to watch my videos eventually as I'm really keen to hear your opinion of my new routine! :-)

Ruby and Penny said...

Bye bye Froggies.
Congrats to your mom and dad. We can't wait to see some wedding photos.
Love Ruby & Penny

Lois Lane/Laney said...

It was a girl Ridgeback.. even had a cute flowered collar!

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Nala! Woo is such a lucky girl--woo get to be in your mommee's wedding?? WOW. We hope you have a grrrreat time.

Gus and Waldo

Matt said...

strawberries make for a delicious summer dish.

happy frog release day!

Daisy Dog said...

A ring dog sounds exciting, good thing those frogs went to their furever homes or you might have had a ring frog too!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


What a khool post!

Mom will nevfur furget Fluffy the schnauzer rolling in a dead tadpole! Khwite the nice smell on her khoat!

Mom says RHUBARB - YUM!


That is furry khool!

PeeEssWoo: Sorry I'm tardy getting here...Laska has been keeping us behind/busy with blogs...tank woo fur understanding!

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, is that strawberry rhubarb crisp or cobbler? It looks delicious! yummmmmmmmmm
We can't wait to see you all dressed up in your wedding finery, Nala!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Raising Addie said...

OMD congratulations to your mom and dad to be!!!!

Nala you are so beautiful! In every picture you are more and more beautiful!

Those little frogs grew fast! They are soooo tiny. We sure hope they have wonderful little lives!

You get the BEST treats!

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Lina, Alih and James said...

Good Luck on being the ring dog, Nala. We are sure you will do a FANTASTIC job! Congrats to your mommy & daddy too of course. :) We'll be staying tuned for wedding pics. ;)

Stinkin' kisses from a HOT Sweden.

Anonymous said...

Well CONGRATS on the pawsome news! That's very exciting! And you will make a wonderful ring dog Nala!