Sunday, October 21, 2018

Critter curiosity on the veranda

Last week I saw my first toad of the season. It hopped up the steps between my and Colette's lush gardens on either side of the main veranda entrance. As I brought my camera out, Lipsy, the veranda cat, was nudging the critter. Colette scooped her up and held her a little way in front of the toad. We were fascinated that it ducked its head when Lipsy tried to touch it, albeit, gently. 
This pretty lad lives in our garden below the veranda rails 
 Colette lifts Lipsy to meet the toad 

 The toad ducked its head as Lipsy leaned forward to see what it was ! 

 Gingerly putting her paw out towards the critter... 

 ... and touching it gently 

Colette then assisted the toad to her garden where he continues as part of the our little veranda community 

I'm linking to Saturday Critters here


  1. I am glad that the toad is a welcome part of the veranda community.

  2. that is sweet however I hope the cat keep its distance from the toad. Have a wonderful week ahead Jo

  3. That's so cute the way the cat gently touched the toad. I'm surprised that the toad actually stayed in place rather than hop to safety. I am also amazed at how huge the toad is. It must eat very well in the garden.

  4. he is absolutely beautiful. I love frogs and toads and this is a fine specimen. so is the cat, what beautiful paws... your toads are bigger than ours.. we have tiny toads in our back yard, they can sit on a fingernail with no problem

  5. Hello, cute photos of the toad and Lipsy! It was nice of Colette to move the toad to a safe place in the garden. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and have a great new week. PS, thanks also for leaving a comment on my blog.

  6. That was quite the introduction they had there. They were both quite nice to each other too

  7. We had one in our garden the other day, not often we see them here.

    I am trying slowly to catch up after my hard drive crashed out completely, will be sometime before I am back to where I was.

    Have a good week. Cheers Diane


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