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Animal Kingdom

Yesterday we got in touch with nature! Since the animals are trying to escape the scorching tropical heat, they all seem to migrate into our home.

I heard a noise in my fern, right outside the front door and realized a dove was making her nest in my house plant. I told Norberto I was going to take the nest out, until I realized that she's already laid an egg. Last night, momma dove flew right into our living room. At least she feels at home with us! When she went out to take a break from her nest, we snuck over to show Timmy the egg.

Right now we have residing in our humble abode:

2 lizards
5-6 green toads
countless beetles, flies, mosquitoes and June bugs

We sprayed against cockroaches (my personal enemy) in March and so far we haven't had any yet this summer. Thank God!

Here's a picture of the toad that hangs out on the door every night to catch the bugs that are attracted to the light. His name is "Toady;" kinda cute, don't ya think?

What unexpected creatures do you have living in your home?


  1. That is such a cute frog! What does its croak sound like? I kind of like frogs.

    We regularly spray for cockroaches and when they approach our house, they just flip over and die. My front step is cockroach cemetary.


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