Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Goin' on a Toad Hunt.....

Hello All!!!

Lacie here, again. Scuffy just has sat around and chewed bones all week, and has not done one thing worthy of bringing to your collective attention, my fellow bloggie friends. I, however, have had a very active week as a puppy. After the garden debacle of the last post, old Mumsie here suggested I get a new slightly less messy hobbie. As you guys know, those of you living on the northeast half of the US, it has rained cats and dogs this week.

Actually, to be correct, it HAS BEEN RAINING TOADS. (Silly Scuffy thinks they came with the new landscaping...a toad bush or something. That boy is not the sharpest needle in the pin cushion.) After making the fabulous discovery just how much fun toads ARE...and the surprising discovery that Scruffy is afraid of them; (one bopped him in the schnoz...if you WFT's didn't have such long snoots, you could get out of the way faster!!!) I have been toad hunting every night at 2:30AM like clockwork. I bang on my crate door with my paw. Mumsie said it sounds like a prison riot that no human could sleep through. We go out and I pretend to pee in the rain. Then the real fun begins. I dart back and forth sniffing off of the small objects in the driveway. MOST of them around 3AM are toads. They are better than any toy I've seen from PetSmart. They hop and zig when I zag. Old Mumsie (not overly pleased at standing in the rain at 3AM) screams loudly that toads can be poisonous and I should look, but not touch. HAHAHA....As If!

By the third night of this, she might be catching on that my nocturnal arousals may not be of the bodily function mode. (She has also developed a cold; she states from lack of sleep and standing in the rain, making her usually grumpy self even more irritating, at least in my humble Lakeland opinion.

There were buckets of toads tonight on our walk. I decided to have one for dinner. I'm wondering if Asta's mommy has any amphibian recipes???

I have my napkin all ready for dinner!!!Oh, this looks just deeeeeeeeliiiisssshhhhh!!!!!

How am I supposed to eat him, if touching him is poisonous???

I absolutely have changed my mind. (a lady's prerogative, ya know...) I mean Toady is just adorable!! Look at those big eyes! I think I have a new friend. Mommy put her back outside and found another toad, even bigger waiting for her in the same spot from where we appropriated Toady. Maybe it's her husband, Toadster. Well, Mom said that she's way too tired to keep getting up every night, and for me to go back to gardening. Maybe I'll find a snake!

I just don't get how Scruffy can just laze around and chew bones, when there are sooo many fun things to explore!!

Happy adventures, Lacie!


Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Lacie,
We've had all of the rain too & we have TONS of toads & frogs hopping around all of the time. It's so fun to chase them, hehehehe. Mama won't let us catch them though. She said they eat all of the icky bugs around here. So we guess they can stay.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Gus said...

Great post! Love the picture with the napkin, you look ready to chow down. We've only ever seen a toad one time, and I enjoyed it, until it got tired of playing and left! Right out the part of the fence that is too small for my nose.

Enjoy your week.

Asta said...

Lacie, and my Sweet lovey-cousinScruffy,
What a gweat post!!!Lacie, you look sooo gweat with the dinner napkin awound your cutie neck...Mommi was all weady to send you a wecipe ,but I agwee with you I don't like bweaking up love affaiws ow mawwiages,and she was kind of cute...that was a clever wuse while it wowked about asking to go peepee,you cwack me up, bwillliant. I think giwls awe bwaver than boys(no offence my sweetie),but what 's that cwack about our long noses, theyre noble and distinguished...happy adventuwes,can't wait to heaw them
sneep well,smoochie kisses

Stanley said...

Lacie Girl!!

Your Toady girl looks so sweet. You are so kind to set her free.

I LOVE the photo of you with your nose on the plate. Were you introducing yourself to your toadbud?

I used to make all kinds of ruckus at night - going to my girl's room and kicking the baby gate she had across the door (it was there to give Merv, my cat, a sanctuary where I couldn't bother him). Now she's taken the gate down & I sleep next to her bed. No more ruckus!! Tell your mama you need to sleep with her and you'll leave her alone!

Goober love,

Pee Ess
Be good to your brother, girl!

fee said...

eeeeeeww... i wonder what toads taste like. they look kind of spotty. and warty. i think you need some gravy.

Hercules said...


You are such a sweet girl to let that toad go...I hope you gave her a good chase! I haven't seen a toad in a long time. I am usually busy eating all the bugs around the house. Mom says it isn't good for me, but I know she doesn't like them. It is my way of helping our around the house...I especially love the loud
si-cade-as! They are so much fun to catch! I get mom up at night so I can keep a watch out for the bugs...

Tell your bother I said hi too!

Booty scratches and wet kisses,


Simba said...

kiss him quick. He'll turn into a handsome prince and you'll live happily ever after in a palace. Go on try it.

Simba xx

Asta said...

Thanks fow your suggestion, I'll twy putting cawamel on the apple, hope Mommi doesn't mind...I also love peanut butter on it,,,yum!
Hope you two awe staying out of twouble! I can send you my geneology like I did with B&S's Mama,so we can see if we can still be in love? hehehe..I think it's allowed.
So awe they your welatives too???
Has Lacie played some mowe with the toadses??that was soo funny
smoochie kisses

Maggie said...

OMG, We're rolling on the floor here checking out that napkin bib you're wearing and the next picture is the frog on your dinner plate! You guys are too funny!

Love ya lots,

Asta said...

Hi kids--thanks for not eating a fwiend. pwease send us your pee-mail to send my winneage. my pee-mail is since my daddy contwols and scweens allmy mail.
smootchies, Asta

Jackson said...

Hehehe, how cute do you look with your napkin? I'm not sure how tasty a toad would be so I think you made the right decision letting it go. J x

Ellen said...

You two are the cutest! Did you know that some toads secrete a "drug" through their skin and if you lick it you'll get high? Yep, I heard a report on NPR about a dog that became addicted to "toad sucking."
Please don't have to go into rehab over toads, Scruffy!

Agatha and Archie said...

Well, We think you showed great restraint(esp as the napkin was already on) Great ploy to get out at night!! We may have to try it as well( no frogs but SKUNKS galore!!) Love A+A

Joe Stains said...

GAH Mom thinks toads are SCARY she is a big wuss and looked away when she saw those big eyes!

Koobuss said...

That is a very fascinating story, Lacie. I really like your 3AM trick. That is very smart. Toads are the greatest. I'm glad you let Toady go and didn't eat her. She was too cute to be supper.

Lots of Koobuss Kisses,