Thursday, May 31, 2007
Goodbye Lloyd, Hello Ron
When Nik and I returned home from our anniversary getaway it was to a sad sight. Our beloved fire bellied toad, Lloyd, had died. It was a very sad moment for me, and Nik was very supportive, it was great. We wrapped Lloyd in a paper towel and Nik dug a hole in the closest thing we have to a front yard and we burried him with a head stone with his name on it. It was really sweet. Nik even found "Amazing Grace," bagpipe version and played it after we burried him. It was great. Nik was great. I felt pretty stupid getting all choaked up over a frog, but I really did love Lloyd and I had had him for almost three years. He had been pretty sick, so I am sure he was not comfortable the last months of his life, and he was about 6 years old. It was his time. I really do miss him.
The happy side to this story is that, after a short grieving period, I was able to get another frog. Nik and I went wiht Jake and Lisa to PetCo on monday and we picked out Ron. In case you didnt know, our frogs were named Harry and Lloyd from the movie Dumb and Dumber. Since we were left with Harry we were going to name the next frog Sally, from When Harry met Sally. Unfortunatly, when we got home "Sally was quite a bit bigger than Harry, and it was a little awkward, so we decided on Ron. I am now considering getting a third and naming it Hermione. Good huh? I hope at least a few of you got the name refference before I said Hermione.
Noah has already been over and shown his approval, and Ron gave him a hearty hello. I am excited for our newest addition, and hope everyone can come see him as soon as you can.