|"Make sure you get my good side."|
In short, George is the library frog. He's an African Dwarf Frog who lives in a tank on the bookshelf next to my desk in the children's room of the library.
How We Got Him
The library was lucky enough to be able to adopt a pet this past spring. I (Miss Kat) had been talking to my assistant (Miss Shannon) about possibly getting a fish or a gerbil or something. "How would you feel about a frog?" she asked, and called her mother right then. Shannon's mother was the proud owner of George, an African Dwarf Frog, with whom she had lived for 9 years. (Nine years!) Unfortunately, poor George was often being terrorized by the cats, who were trying to get into his tank. The poor little guy was stressed out, and was invited here to live at the library.
|No cats here! High five!|
George is an African Dwarf Frog. He's very little - smaller than he looks in photographs.
|The camera adds 10 ounces.|
Yes, George can understand English, though he doesn't have the vocal chords to speak. He also doesn't have teeth or eyelids. He eats frog pellets, which come in a jar that looks like fish food. (According to my research, he could also eat frozen bloodworms, but I'm not excited about that idea.)
ADFs live for an average of 5 years, but can live for up to 20 years! We are celebrating George's 10th birthday on September 6, which puts him right in the middle. We hope he has a long and happy life ahead of him.
Hobbies and Interests
George loves singing. When it's really quiet (and usually later in the day, but not always), you can sometimes hear George's song, which sounds like a little tiny zipper being zipped. "Zeep! Zeep! Zeep!" It's a happy noise, and he has been known to sing when he's happy. He's also an avid reader, and usually has an opinion on just about any book he's read, though it's not always easy for him to articulate it.
|If he was in Hogwarts, he'd be a Hufflepuff.|
|"That's one small step for George, one giant leap for mankind."|