We were standing outside this morning, chatting as the puppies cowered between our legs to avoid going out in the rain.
My back was to the pool. I look over at Kevin and he says, “OH!…” and I see he’s looking at the pool behind me. I turn around and see something “swimming” and at first thought it was a very bloated mouse. My mind immediately went to calculating how many more mice were hiding somewhere, waiting…
Then he says, “No, it’s a toad!”.
Seriously? A toad in the desert? How does that even happen? Where do they live, where do they come from? Don’t know, but it makes a great photo op. It seems he had no way out of the pool as he was swimming along the edge, so Kevin “rescued” him. Of course 5 minutes later he was back in the pool! I then had to stalk the poor thing with my camera for the next 15 minutes.
He finally looked at me like, “NOW, will you leave me alone?”.