Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Cheetah's green friend

WARNING
If you have a frog phobia, you might not want to view these pics:)



These days, I don't see as much of the Chimera grandchildren as I do of the McTavish grandchildren. The result is that my blog doesn't feature Cheetah and Little Bear as much as the other ankle-biters.  So today, for no particular reason, I decided to find a favourite pic of Cheetah to feature in a post.

I have many favourite pics of Cheetah because he is so photogenic with his pixie face and big blue eyes.  Can't you imagine him as an elf-lordling? 

I can remember when this little frog landed on him nearly 18 months ago whilst he was playing in the McTavish cubby house.  We all love frogs - although Mr Sunshine has a frog phobia, he still thinks they are cute to look at.  As long as they keep their distance and don't give him THE LOOK - you know. . . that LOOK that means, "I'm about to jump and I'm looking for a suitable landing site."  Fortunately none of the grand-kiddies have inherited his phobia. [They have all inherited my spider phobia :( ] 

Cheetah was obviously delighted that the little green guy was being so chummy and was disappointed when he jumped away.  They say that frogs are a sign of a healthy environment.  The McTavish back yard must be very healthy indeed.  They have heaps of them - in the pot plants, under leaves, in the crevices and even in the barbecue.  You have to do an inspection before turning on the gas.  At times the outdoor area has a distinctive amphibian fragrance from the number of frogs.  If you have frogs you will know this fragrance.

Kermit posed for one last close up before hopping on his way.
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4 comments:

  1. Apparently changlings, which are elf babies swapped with human babies at birth, are very demanding babies. That could explain a lot!

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  2. Lovely pic of Cheetah.
    We don't have as many frogs down here at the moment, but at least the toad population seems to have dropped in recent years.

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  3. You can add car to the list of places the McTavishs find frogs... In the cavities between the car door and chasis and other areas...

    When I went to fill the car up with petrol I opened the fuel door only to find 3 frogs in there. It took a while to scoop them out before I could fill the car up.

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