Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I'm still thinking...

Still thinking about adding aquatic friends. Work has been so busy, I haven't gotten motivated to clean the tank and such. Tick, tock, tick, tock...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

should I try this again?

There are african dwarf frogs buy two get one free...should I try this again? Three would be perfect and I could get them all at once and not make the mistake of adding other frogs from questionable sources...which is apparently what spelled the demise of my former frog friends...

I think I might be cleaning the aquarium and mustering up the courage to adopt more froggies. I adored them...but it killed me when they got sick and died one after another.

Okay, so I'll try it one more time and then hang up my froggy-mama apron if it all goes awry. What do you say?

Ribbit. That means "let's do it!" More posts to come before Christmas.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


at home and sick as dog with bronchitis and laryngitis...I sure do miss me some Gherkin. I still haven't cleaned out the aquarium. I guess I got so attached to the little guys that I need a mourning period. Soon, little friend, soon... I have some new names picked out, but I'll save that for later.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Gherkin in the hospital tank :-(

Gherkin died today :-(
Apparently the new frogs I added to the aquarium had some disease that wiped out every one of my darling amphibians. I am so sad. This was Gherkin yesterday after I had gotten her out of the diseased tank and into a little "hospital" tank. But to no avail. She was dead when I came in today. Banjo was dead when I came in yesterday. Ack...I can't believe with all the water checking and changing and all the attention to detail that I've lost all my web-toed lovies...

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

My froggies are dying!

0331081037.jpg, originally uploaded by hatamaran.

My froggies are biting the dust!! I’ve had to give two burials at sea this week. Ugh, I am traumatized by the whole thing. Gherkin is still swimming around like a mad woman, but Sluggo and Sprocket have gone to froggy heaven. Since Gherkin is thriving, and all of the other frogs came from another place, I have to wonder about the health of the frogs I am getting. The woman who works there is kind of rough getting them out and they are terribly fragile. I don’t know if that has anything to do with it, but they don’t last very long and I’ve had Gherkin since January with no trouble whatsoever.

Mr. Peepers got a proper burial, but I couldn’t keep traumatizing myself that way, so it’s been “burial at sea” with Sluggo and Sprocket. Now, if Gherkin bites the big one, Frog Mama will be in froggy-grieving mode. I am very attached to her (possibly a “him,” but I’ve decided to say “her”).

Anyway, I am going to do a good water change today and take the shell out, even thought the test strip says everything is fine (except the pH is tad high). The shell is the only new thing I’ve added to the aquarium since froggy genocide started. Argh, it just sucks losing my froggies!!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Banjo? Sprocket? Sluggo?

Banjo? Sprocket? Sluggo?, originally uploaded by hatamaran.

I'm confused as to who was floating so much today, but I hope it's not indicating a problem. Usually they don't float so long. I'm in a seminar tomorrow, so my poor officemate is on "froggy watch!" (Isn't she sweet?)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Enjoy some other Flickr frogs, too...

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Happy Easter from Sprocket and da blog frogs

Booger, or maybe Sprocket, originally uploaded by hatamaran.

I am thinking about renaming "Booger" as "Sprocket." I think I like that better. All the little amphibians would like to wish you a Happy Easter. Sorry I couldn't find any bunny ears to fit their little heads. Frogs don't take kindly to being dressed up for holidays.

I have added a couple more informative links for dwarf froggy owners. Check them out...they're listed as "new."

Friday, March 21, 2008


Banjo, originally uploaded by hatamaran.

Well, it's either Banjo or Booger, the humpback, but we'll pretend we know and say it's Banjo.


Booger, originally uploaded by hatamaran.

Banjo and Booger look alike, but I think Booger has the "Quasimoto" look about him. In any case, he found the food dish.

Gherkin lookin' all sassy

Gherkin lookin' all sassy, originally uploaded by hatamaran.

You have to admit...she's one hot frog. Gherkin is 10 times more active than any of the other frogs.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Gherkin so hungry make eyes BIG!

Gherkin LOVES frog and tadpole bites. The new guys are not voracious like Sluggo and Gherkin...yet.

Monday, March 17, 2008

New guy at home plate...

New guy at home plate..., originally uploaded by hatamaran.

One of the new frogs is checking out the food dish. I think he's a pretty quick learner and has figured out that's where the grub appears. Smart froggy! He's not named yet...still thinking about Banjo and Booger, but I'm not sure yet.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Spidey Sluggo

Spidey Sluggo, originally uploaded by hatamaran.

Sluggo is getting less "sluggo" and more "swimmy." I got two more frogs today, but they are not in this tank yet. I will add them tomorrow and take a couple more pictures. They look a good bit like Sluggo, so I'm worried I will start getting them all mixed up. I was able to tell everyone apart before. The new frogs are tentatively named "Banjo" and "Booger."

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Mr. Peepers died...

Sucks. Mr. Peepers was dead when I came in this morning. He was floating on the top of the water. I buried him outside the office in a little mossy spot overlooking the pond. My co-workers humored me by attending the funeral. Poor Mr. Peepers. He was so happy to be eating when I left yesterday and was active. My fear is that he ate too much too I hope I didn't contribute to his demise, but he also could have been sick from the get-go. It's hard to know, but I sure did love his little webby toes while he was here. I just hate it. I get so attached.