Unusual companions

There are some people in this world that cannot turn a blind eye to anyone or any creature in need. 15676047_10212118470783434_8664327337441023718_o

One of those people is Amanda Snyder. She’s a nurse by trade and therefore a daily caregiver to people. She’s the type of pet owner who provides her dogs with their own bedroom, equipped with their own real beds with mattresses, complete with pillows and blankets. She feeds the turtles and fish in the lake behind her home.

Anyone or any thing in Amanda’s care is blessed, pure and simple.

As the weather cooled in October, Amanda brought her houseplants indoors as she does every fall. She placed them in her large dining room window facing the lake behind her home. There they could soak up the heat and the sunshine in pure content until they went back out on the deck next spring.

Nothing seemed amiss until late in December when Amanda noticed movement in one of her plants. There among the leaves was a tiny tree frog where she’d been living it obscurity for the past two months. She’d apparently found lodging there over the summer while the plant was on the deck and hitched a ride inside, in the fall.

I say she when referring to the little frog because of her quiet nature and cream colored throat. Males are noisier and have yellow to green colored throats.15591020_10212118470143418_2445279809023244336_o

With it being winter, Amanda wouldn’t entertain the thought of putting Froggy outside. She’d never find a suitable place to live in the cold and would surely die, and Amanda was having none of that.

Never having cared for a frog before, Amanda went online to find out what Froggy’s needs might be. How had she survived in that plant for two months and gone without detection was a wonder.

Amanda found out that aside from bugs, frogs will eat meal worms, a food item she could pick up at the local pet supply store. Sometimes Froggy will eat from Amanda’s hand but other times she prefers to catch on her own.

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Frogs drink though their skin so offering a bowl of water large enough for Froggy to sit in was all that was needed to supply her a drink. Misting the plants regularly is also a good hydrating solution for both plants and Froggy.

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Although Froggy isn’t the really snuggly type, she’ll sometimes hang out with Amanda.

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Or she might decide to explore the dining room…

.. or just hang out in the window for the view.

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Any way you look at this, Froggy scored a leisurely stay at the Snyder’s pad on the lake until she can return to the great outdoors in the spring.

She’ll nap in the window sill.

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She’ll hang out in the dining room scarfing meal bugs and getting fat.

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Until spring… still one happy frog.

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I think she’s smiling, don’t you?

All images courtesy of Amanda Snyder. Used with permission.

One thought on “Unusual companions

  1. Amanda is the most loving and kind person. Some others would never think twice about leaving lil froggy to make it on her own, not Amanda, she goes out of her way to help all of God’s creatures. There should be more like her in this world. If there was, it would be a much nice place to live. I am honored to know her and her generous heart!

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