Fudge and the unwanted house guest!
I walked through my kitchen door to make a cup of tea, but before reaching the kettle, I saw Fudge staring at something ‘what you looking at Fudgey Bar?’ I said, as I turned to look in the direction she was staring, and there sitting on my kitchen floor was a Toad! At least I think it was a toad, it may have been a frog… either way it was big, slimy and croaking! I was horrified! No one else was indoors, so it was just Fudge, the toad and me! ‘Take it out Fudge!!! Fudge, take it out!!!’ I was saying to Fudge in a stern voice. Of course Fudge was just looking at me as if to say, ‘why don’t you like it?! The toad suddenly leapt randomly, and frightened the wits out of me. I was muttering and mumbling away to myself ‘keep still toad’… ‘heck Fudge thanks, what am I supposed to do with a toad’, I was forwards and backwards, not knowing what to do. I opened the back door, and went outside and started calling the Toad, to try and encourage it into the back garden! I wasn’t going to pick it up! I wasn’t having it lodge with me either! I decided to grab the dustpan and brush, thinking that I could perhaps gently ‘sweep’ the toad onto the edge of the dustpan, and then lay the dustpan in the garden. I went towards the toad with the dustpan and brush and as I got within 6 inches of the Toad, it leapt! ‘aaarrrrgggghhhh - FUDGE, take the damn thing back out’!!! Fudge is just looking… not even attempting to play with the Toad or even go near it. Just watching, giving the occasional fidget, and sort of semi circling me! I was stood pretty much like Fudge just looking at the toad and wondering what to do with it, I was so on edge afraid it would jump again, and all the time the toad is giving the occasional croak! Eventually, I did succeed with my dustpan and brush plan, and managed to gently encourage the toad into the dustpan using the brush as persuasion! The toad was safely returned to the wild, and Fudge was given a lecture on unwanted house guests!