Friday, March 19, 2010

Fauna Friday: Toad edition

“Look what we found

in the park

in the dark.

We will take him home.

We will call him Clark.

“He will live at our house.

He will grow and grow.

Will our mother like this?

We don’t know…”

(From One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss)

On a recent night, YZG was walking home through the park near our house, when he discovered a toad – i.e. a karpadah, for the Hebraically-oriented among you:

IMG_0639As always, click on the picture for a closer view.

Those of you who know YZG in real life and/or are longtime readers of this blog won’t be surprised to learn that he put the toad in a box and brought it back to TRLEOOB* to show the Shiputzim kids.

And although the toad only hung around for a few minutes before hopping away, that was more than enough time for our erstwhile pet to be named, well, Clark, of course.

Wondering if THIS mother liked it?

Um, I think you DO know…


!שבת שלום ומבורך


*TRLEOOB=the real life equivalent of our blog


  1. This mother would love it! Well, if it stayed outside...
    That book is one of my favorites :)

  2. Toby - Well, if it stayed outside
    That pretty much goes without saying... :-)

  3. Will she like it?
    Why not???

  4. MAG - Did YOU like the toad?


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