First the tadpoles, then the toadies, then those mysterious tracks that I told you about yesterday. You know, the evidence of those strange creatures that took off with my puddle.
So today when we got to my puddle it had come back. Well, at least part of it was back.
I was so excited!
And you know what my person did? She tied me up again.
What now? The tadpoles are gone, and most of the toadies have hopped away.
Yeah, I know there’s still a few toadies around. I won’t step on them. I promise.
But today there was someone else near my puddle.
And not just any butterflies. We had come across the Arizona state butterfly – the Two-tailed Swallowtail.
And those butterflies seemed to be getting pretty cozy.
Something strange was happening.
I wanted to go home and get my Nature Dog hat so I could investigate – but being tied up put a cramp in my style.
My person says these butterflies are supposed to lay single eggs on plants, but one of these butterflies seemed to be laying bunches of eggs in a mud hole.
I guess the other butterfly thought it strange too.
He started dancing around. Maybe he was nervous.
But I think that butterfly beat around the bush – I mean around my puddle – a little too long.
Because the competition showed up.
And now that my puddle has a butterfly party going on in it, I’m just wondering one thing.
Am I ever going to get to play in my puddle again?