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.

7 comments:

loudaisy said...

Ron is quite the cute frog. I am so glad that Noah was able to give his approval. He is a lover of your frogs

BoyWonder said...

You know what is funny...I said we should name him Ron after Anchorman. I did not get the Harry Potter reference till I read the post! lol

Gatnnos said...

So sorry on your loss. I am glad you got Harry and Ron. Hermoine is the smart one of the three. I agree you should consider another frog too. I can send you one. They are all over the place down here. Sometimes you almost step on them as they perch just outside the door.

CTuna said...

Poor Lloyd but welcome Ron to the family.

BoyWonder said...

Yeah pics!

Mimi said...

I Love your new Frog he is very cute! I cant wait for you new addition to your little family when you get her thats exciting to have a frog on the way

Dave S. S. said...

Can I lick your new frog?