Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Intruder

As I was casually preparing to put my weary body to bed a few nights ago, I stumbled upon something very bazaar. I walked into our bedroom, closed the blinds and proceeded to walk back to my closet, but something caught my eye as I passed our wee little half bathroom. I turned on the light to see what exactly the black lump on the edge our toilet seat could be. To my shock and dismay I stared at not a cockroach (as I was dreading), not a fierce spider, nor a cricket; but I delightfully looked upon a tree frog sitting upon our throne. I casually called for Don to come and see. He reported later that my voice gave it away that something was in that bathroom and by the stance I was taking outside the door, he knew it might move, but it was not the traditional "Ahhh, ERR, Cockroach" that normally escapes my mouth as I am shocked and then retaliate in anger that it scared me. This was a delightful surprise. The question still puzzles me . . . How did he get into our house?
We have been seeing these little guys around for the past few months - normally on the outside of our home! I first saw one on our bird feeder outside my kitchen window. Then, I saw a few hovering under the ridge in the siding. Once, I even had one ride to the grocery store with me. I had gone to the store, purchased a few items, brought them back to the car and opened the back door, and there he was, behind the door, snuggled up to the seal of the door. I carefully closed the door, put my groceries in the other door, and had Don place him in our flower bed when we returned home!
Does anyone have any ideas of how our friend "Freddy 'da Frog" got into our home?

6 comments:

Shannon said...

We had the cockroach intruder last Friday. I don't mind bugs, spiders, etc but do not do cockroaches. So I trapped him under a cup til Stephen go t home and to his delight he had suffocated! :)

Shannon said...

p.s. Good title and intro - you had me going there for a minute that there was a REAL intruder. :)

Reads said...

Wow, that's an interesting guest, and of all places for him to hide out! Huh, well maybe you don't want to know how he got in!

TwoMuths said...

He is so cute! (would he make a good class pet?)

Anonymous said...

We had a similar experience a few weeks ago! We came home and I noticed something on the wall as I closed the door...sure enough--it was a little green tree frog! We were quite surprised as well!

journeyer said...

I'm not sure about the frog, but what I do know is that is a really creative and super cool way to store your toothbrushes. Wow, I may have to copy that someday - when I have another bathroom to decorate!