Posted Sep 30, 2013
As a child, on our far, we had a stock pond. There were a lot of bullfrogs that lived in the pond. I thought they were cool looking and wanted to catch one for a pet. Finally when I was about 6, I managed to catch one. I fell in the pond doing it, but I caught him.
I snuck him into my room and put him in a doll bed and covered him up with a blanket. Honestly, I thought he would stay there. I sort of forgot the frog when I went downstairs for supper. The frog didn't stay put. He got out of my room and into the bathroom.
Later that night, my mother went to tale a shower and was surprised by the frog . My father chased it around, then the dogs started to chase it. Stuff got knocked over and broken and my parents were not happy.
Two days later, I caught the frog, again. I managed to corner him in the kitchen. I wanted to keep him, but my mother told me to take him back to the pond.
I decided to keep him anyway. I found an old shoe box, put him in there, and punched a few holes in the lid The next day, I took the frog to school for show and tell.
What a bad idea that was. The frog got loose on the school bus. Somehow all the commotion cause the driver to stop the bus.
I got in a lot of trouble. When I got home, my mother insisted my father take Froggy back to the pond. Two days later, I caught another bullfrog. It probably wasn't the same frog, but I thought it was at the time. This time I was smarter.
Froggy got a plastic gain bucket with some grass, sticks, and a small dish of water in it. I covered the top of the bucket with a piece of old chicken wire. Weighted down with a rock. He lived in there for 2 weeks until my father found him and put him back in the pond.
I caught another frog. Finally after I kept catching frogs. My father got me an aquarium to keep one in. Bullfrogs do not make good indoor pets. They are noisy. Their tank can get smelly fast. They eat live bugs (this is a big problem with most parents because sometimes a bug can escape.). You can not tame a frog or train it.
As an adult, I don't think they are as cool as I did when I was 6.