Frog, Dog, and a Blog

Isn't this a sweet face!
Isn’t this a sweet face!

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July!  We Robertsons are stuffed with hamburgers, cake, brownies, and homemade ice cream.  Homemade ice cream was always a 4th of July staple for me when I was growing up.  I only like vanilla.  I never have liked fruit in homemade ice cream.

Well, here is an update on Samson and Princess Buttercup’s new pet frog.

Samson has not tried to get out of the fence since we juiced it.  The minute we threw the switch to the electric fence, he and Snuggles knew that something was amiss.  They could smell it.  They came within a foot of the fence and started sniffing it.  I surely hope this solves our problem so that our pups will stay safe.

Samson and Snuggles.
Samson and Snuggles.
These dogs love to play fight.
These dogs love to play fight.

Lefty and Princess Buttercup came home the other day with an aquarium and the cutest little teal blue froggie.  Princess Buttercup (PB) named the frog “Hop Scotch.”  The frog is a candy frog, also known as an African Claw frog.  PB says that it’s b/c he (or she???) looks like he has itty-bitty claws. Lefty set the tank right beside Bubble’s tank.  Hop Scotch is a cute little frog.  He’s tiny, tiny.  He is about half the size of my palm. This type of frog can’t breathe out of water.  I took a picture of Hop Scotch, and Princess Buttercup insisted that I post a pic of Bubbles.  She didn’t want Bubbles to feel left out.

Hop Scotch's aquarium.
Hop Scotch’s aquarium.
Itty-bitty Hop Scotch.
Itty-bitty Hop Scotch.

Anyway, back to the electric fence.  Our neighbor was telling me that he had a German Shepherd dog that learned to climb their 6-foot chain-length fence.  So they had to put the electric wire at the top of the fence.  Reminds me of Dad’s horse, Star.

When we were growing up, my dad had a magnificent creature named Whose Bay Star. 

He was a tall, elegant horse.  He was a bay who had dark, perfectly matched feet and a star on his forehead.  It was as if God had painted the horse with adept perfection before He sent Star down to earth to be born.

Star was a very nervous horse.  In fact, Dad only let me just sit on Star a couple of times, and from there I stared so very far from the ground.

Star was grazing within a very tall fence one day when Dad was driving to the pasture from the field road.  Oddly, my dad apparently startled Star.  Star took a running jump, and Dad thought to himself, “Oh, no, I’m going to lose that horse!”  But Star completely and beautifully cleared that tall fence.

I know that I’ve got a picture of Star somewhere, but I can’t find it!  And I’ve mentioned before how I loathe searching for something.

So here are the pictures of the pets that we have now.  I took them with my little Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS that I got at Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro for under $65.

Meet Bubbles the Beta Fish.
Meet Bubbles the Beta Fish.

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