Acquired: Online breeder / seller
Posted Oct 16, 2014
I wasn't quite sure how to react when I came home to find probably the creepiest frog I'd ever seen making his home in my brother's room. His name was Bartimaeus, named after a fictional demon from a series of novels my entire family has read. It was a fitting name, considering the only thing he ever did was stare creepily at stuff. He would stay in the same place all day, staring straight ahead like one of those gargoyles on old churches and only moving when the sun went down and the lights were turned off, to be found in a new position by morning.
At first, he terrified me. His eyes seemed dead to me, and his constant stillness unnerved me. It was only after a few weeks of him being in our house did I grow more comfortable. The 'dead' quality to his eyes was actually him sleeping and his stillness fascinated me, like those guards outside of Buckingham Palace. He is now the first thing I show my friends when they visit.