Toad Migration

13 Aug

Bongo tied to a dead treeIf you’ve been following along on my blog the last few weeks you know that I found tadpoles in my puddle and then those tadpoles turned into little toadies.

And then somebody took my puddle.

But those toadies still hung around where my puddle used to be.

Every day when I’d go by there I’d see lots of little toadies hopping around where my puddle had been, but I never saw any toadies anywhere else on my trails.

Today, all that changed.

You see that area behind me?

Oops, I guess I’m blocking it.

red rock clearing

Is that better?

My person is standing near my puddle taking the picture

Today I found toadies almost to the end of that red rock clearing.

But then those toadies got stuck. They came across a humongous cliff.

No, not that thing way in the back of the picture. What the toadies found doesn’t look like much, but to them it’s enormous.

Two toads climbing a rock

Check out these guys – if you can find them. They kind of blend in.

One of these toadies is bravely making the ascent, but the other one looks stuck.

Toad at a cliff base

This one looks stuck too.

Right at the bottom of the cliff.

toad at the base of graduated rocks

This toadie might be a little smarter than the rest. It found stepping stones.

But check these next toadies out.

Toad peaking out from under a rock

Only one toadie really shows up in the picture, but believe me there are more toadies behind that one.

These toadies came to the cliff, decided it wasn’t worth climbing, and found a hideaway instead – right at the bottom of the cliff.

I tried to decide which was better – climbing the cliff to places unknown or hiding out at home with a bunch of buddies.

I guess some dogs will choose the cliff and some the hideout. We’re all different, just like those toadies.

But for me it didn’t take long to decide.

I started thinking what my blog would be like if I stayed in my hideout all the time.

It would be pretty boring.

So for me, it’s up that cliff – and off to adventure.

Here, I come!

Bongo, the Adventure Dog!

Do I need to get a new hat?


Posted by on August 13, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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18 responses to “Toad Migration

  1. PigLove

    August 13, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Fantastic pictures of the toadies my friend. I see them all bunched up under the rock. That is so cool. You are definitely an adventure dog Bongo. Go explore and share your findings. XOXO – Bacon

    • Bongo

      August 13, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      Thanks Bacon. I’m off to new adventures now.

  2. marina kanavaki

    August 13, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Thunders again? I see you are in your special vest.
    New hat, huh?! One hat that would suit you as an adventurer is that of a pilot.

    • Bongo

      August 13, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      Pilot hat! I like that Marina. My person had a pilot hat once, but I think it’s hiding in some closet collecting dust somewhere.

  3. Kuruk

    August 13, 2013 at 11:10 am

    The toadies are cute! Off to new adventures! Woooowooooo, Ku

    • Bongo

      August 13, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      Thanks Ku. I think those toadies are off to new adventures too. I was out there again a little while ago and I couldn’t find a single one of them.

  4. angelswhisper2011

    August 13, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Granny gets the creeps of those toads, Bongo. Don’t tell anybody, but she’s kind of scared of them..and frogs too. I think you can get yourself a cowboy hat and get right into your next adventure…YeeHaw…:)

    • Bongo

      August 13, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Little Binky, cowboy hat sounds good. After all, I do like in the Wild West.

  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    August 13, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I love those toadies. I would love to stay in a hidey-hole like them. You need an adventure hat, like Indiana Jones.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      August 13, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      Cupcake, maybe I could follow Indiana Jones on some of his adventures. That would be really exciting.

  6. philosophermouseofthehedge

    August 13, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Yes, an Indiana Jones adventure hat! …I was going to say a Robin Hood hat with a big feather, but Scratches would keep trying to steal it.

    • Bongo

      August 13, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      Karen, I did find a big feather on my trails the other day. I didn’t bring it home though because I didn’t want to tempt Scratchy.

  7. misswhiplash

    August 13, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    A new hat..brilliant idea….a camo hat so you would blend in with the toads

    • Bongo

      August 14, 2013 at 12:02 pm

      Patrecia, those toadies have all found hidey holes and I can’t find them anymore – so maybe if I got a hat to blend in they would come out again.

  8. eripanwkevin

    August 14, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Bongo, to be honest, I didn’t like toadies before but somehow after looking at some pictures of them on your posts, they seem to be so cute to me!!! Their round eyes and the way hiding under the rock look lovely!
    Do they blend in the cliff naturally? like chameleon? Very interesting and I feel the mysteries of the nature! 🙂

    • Bongo

      August 14, 2013 at 12:05 pm

      Kevin, those toadies are really cute. I’m not sure if they’ll stay cute when they get bigger though. My person and I have been wondering about the toadies color too. They actually seem to pick up some of the color of the red rocks they’re on so we think they might change colors like chameleons.

  9. Two French Bulldogs

    August 14, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Those toads are so cool. We never knew they could live in the rocks like that
    Benny & Lily

    • Bongo

      August 14, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      Benny & Lily, I think the toadies around here hide under things or in holes during the day because it’s so hot. Then they come out at night.


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