My Mother-In-Laws Frog

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@HazySue (20767)
United States
July 22, 2016 3:00pm CST
A few years ago my mother-in-law used to go up to Black Lake in the Thousand Islands area of Northern New York. She owned a camp there on the lake and would go stay during the summer then come back down to Florida for the winter. She loved it there with all of her wild little outdoor friends. One of her favorites was a great big frog that she called Herman. She would walk out on her deck in the morning and yell out "Good morning Herman", and he would crock a song back to her. At night before she went to be she would do the same thing. They had a wonderful little chatty relationship. One day she called out "Good Morning Herman" and he didn't answer. She worried and fretted all day long until she called out "Good Night, Herman" and he crocked back. She went to bed a happy person that night. She had been afraid that an animal or something ha gotten him and he was no longer living. It's funny how attached you can become to a little wild frog.
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@MALUSE (39072)
• Germany
22 Jul 16
That's the first time I hear that a frog becomes a kind of pet.
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@HazySue (20767)
• United States
24 Jul 16
@MALUSE any living creature can become a sort of pet. She just loved to talk to him.
@simone10 (21664)
• Louisville, Kentucky
23 Jul 16
That is so sweet. I know how she feels because I have formed an attachment to a robin outside my balcony.
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@HazySue (20767)
• United States
24 Jul 16
@simone10 have you named your robin? I think it's great to feel this tie to natures creatures.
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@simone10 (21664)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Jul 16
@HazySue Yes, I have. Because of his crazy feathers on top of this head, I call him Elvis.
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@HazySue (20767)
• United States
28 Jul 16
@simone10 I read your post about Elvis. The picture of him is adorable.
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@JudyEv (121012)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Jul 16
I can understand this. Vin had a great 'talk' one evening with a wild duck that was perched in a tree quite near the house. They chatted back and forth for ages then each went on their way. :)
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@HazySue (20767)
• United States
24 Jul 16
@JudyEv they can be great listeners plus you know they will not tell anyone else your secrets.
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@JudyEv (121012)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul 16
@HazySue They might tell other ducks. All duckdom might know what they talked about. Maybe he told them all what a terrible cook I am!
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@HazySue (20767)
• United States
25 Jul 16
@JudyEv he might ell but then she would never know. She doesn't speak duckese.
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@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Jul 16
I love frogs. The little tree frogs are the cutest I think.
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@HazySue (20767)
• United States
24 Jul 16
@celticeagle they are adorable.
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@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Jul 16
@HazySue ......Yes, they sure are. Miniature cuteness.
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@EddieHands (37852)
• United States
22 Jul 16
That is quite a wonderful frog! How magical !
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@HazySue (20767)
• United States
24 Jul 16
@EddieHands she though he was wonderful. She sure missed him when she wasn't in New York.
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@EddieHands (37852)
• United States
24 Jul 16
@HazySue yes that is very sad..Blessings
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@PatZAnthony (12573)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
24 Jul 16
It is nice that she felt this connection. We are sometimes just enchanted by little creatures.
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@HazySue (20767)
• United States
24 Jul 16
@PatZAnthony she loved all kinds of creatures. She frequently named the ones she saw most often.
@mom210 (6685)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Jul 16
My oldest daughter loves frogs, has since she was tiny. I have no idea why
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@HazySue (20767)
• United States
24 Jul 16
@mom210 who knows why we love the little things we love.
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@JohnRoberts (54056)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Jul 16
The frog is sitting patiently waiting for a fly.
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@HazySue (20767)
• United States
24 Jul 16
@JohnRoberts he could have been. All I know is she didn't have a lot of bugs in her area. I think Herman got them all.
@GardenGerty (97888)
• United States
22 Jul 16
Herman sounds kind of amazing.
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@HazySue (20767)
• United States
24 Jul 16
@GardenGerty he was. He would be waiting there for her to say hello.
• United States
22 Jul 16
lol, i'm the same here with certain birds, toads 'n e'en a salamander :)
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@HazySue (20767)
• United States
24 Jul 16
@crazyhorseladycx my husband and I both like to watch the birds, squirrels, and lizards. They always put on a nice show.
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@Corbin5 (102609)
• United States
22 Jul 16
What a wonderful relationship your mother-in-law had with that frog. Some wild creatures do make great companions.
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@HazySue (20767)
• United States
24 Jul 16
@Corbin5 you never know what type of creature is the one you are meant to bond with. She happened to bond with Herman the frog.
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