Tuesday, April 10, 2007

A Smiling Tree Frog

(Luna in our rhodendron in the summer of 2005)

Today was one of those days I would have rather slept through. Most people will not even begin to understand what the deal is, but to me it was a big deal. It was a loss that I was not prepared for.
When I woke this morning, I realized that my frog, Luna, was not well. She had not been herself in a few days, but today I knew that something needed to be done to relieve her suffering. There is so little that can be done medically to treat a frog. So, when they are ill there is only one choice.
It was not a moment I would want to do over again. It is better left in the past. Luna is peacefully resting now. Jazz, her companion, for the past 7 years is now alone. Our home is minus one smiling frog. But our lives have been enriched through having a little frog named Luna.

1 comment:

Deb said...

Every living creature that God puts in our life to love is special - even little tree frogs. They may not be cuddly like dogs and cats, but they have their own unique personality and can add so much to our lives. I know you really like your frogs and I am sorry there was nothing that could be done for Luna. You love your pets very much and it is so hard when we lose one. I know you will miss your little smiling frog. I love you my friend!