I hope Christian looks this smitten in his engagement pictures years from now! Christian, our resident animal rights activist, rescued "Fred" the toad from the evil clutches of Smokey, our cat, and then Rebekah (which may have been more dangerous for Fred than the cat)! Though I am prone to exaggeration upon occasion, I am completely truthful now when I say this toad is the biggest handful of reptilian discovery we've ever experienced! Sadly enough, Christian's excitement was short lived. After making sure the coast was clear, Fred was released back into the wild! He has a better chance of survival out there than with Rebekah in here!
"Can't we keep him, pleeeeaaaaassssseeeeeeee?"
"Sorry bud, that guy is big enough to eat Briella!"Rebekah has sent her last four rescue missions to heaven...two worms, a butterfly, and some other unidentified multi-legged critter! Yipes! Christian has her in "kindness to God's Creations" training here!
"You mean people actually eat this?!?!? Who would ever do that, mom?"
"I have absolutely no idea, buddy. No idea at all."
(Notice how Christian can't get his hand even close to around this enormous fella'!)
Briella tried and tried to get close enough to touch Fred, but wasn't quite brave enough! She sure thought watching him from a good two feet away was absolutely fabulous, though!
Ahhh, the joys of childhood! Best wishes to you, Fred, wherever you are! You made a ten year old boy's day!