Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Surprise, Surprise

No. Not a visit from Cilla Black!  Penny and I went out for a last look round the back garden just before bedtime. After her usual check of the regular places where the Hedgehog roams she wandered down the gap between the shed and the greenhouse. She smelt something and went to investigate what looked at first like a large black slug. As she bend down to sniff it I don't know who was more surprised.

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It turned out to be a small dark coloured Common Frog which leapt out of the way making Penny jump back. Being the brave hound she is she avoided using that path for the rest of the evening in case the 'savage beast' should try to attack her.

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I couldn't stop laughing which further hurt her pride.

11 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful frog. Even if Penny doesn't think so.

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    1. They do show up well at night under flash.

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    1. Nice to know they are still about the garden.

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  3. Great story and I can just imagine Penny jumping away. I wonder how long it would take her to get used to a frog - she might decide it was fun to play with!

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    1. It was dark in part of the garden so Penny didn't really have an idea what it was leaping about. In daylight she would have chased it.

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  4. Roy - "That is one big Beast John.{:) "

    Thanks for the comment Roy - Blogger seems to have lost it somehow.

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  5. So funny, poor Penny ;-) I love the photos, excellent captures John and what a sweet little creature it is!

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    1. The shape of their mouth always makes them look happy.

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  6. Add that to the list of new experiences that she didn't have in her racing days. First the vacuum cleaner, now frogs. What next?

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    1. Still lots of new experiences Matron. She wants to investigate everything and doesn't miss anything. Not called sighthounds for nothing. I'm sure she had it in mind that a brown chicken she spotted was the local ginger tom.

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Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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