Mesa, Arizona, United States
Posted Oct 26, 2015
When I was a young girl living in Ohio, toads would frequent my yard during the spring and summer months. At the time, I had a real playhouse in the backyard, and I could catch toads and keep them as pets in the playhouse. Or more times than not, I saved them from my dad's riding lawn mower. There were several I could not save which always upset me greatly.
Needless to say, I kept many toads over the summers in Ohio before moving to Arizona when I was nine years old. I would name them Toady, which wasn't very unique, I know, and I numbered them in succession order. Many of my girl friends used to tease me about keeping toads as pets, saying I would get worts, but I've found this to be false. Toads were fairly easy to keep as pets.