Sunday, 22 June 2008

AND THE WINNER IS......

Laydeez and Gentleprinces, we have a three-way tie! I am not kidding, check it yourself! I counted bona fide votes and also included "favourable mentions", and the winners, with two votes each, are:

Gruber!

Kermit!

Mr Toad!



Thank you to all of the frogs who entered. I should mention here that David Banana and Jenna both got votes too, which is good going! We had some great fan mail, poems, and Haikus. The winning poem from comments was this excellent ode:

Be kind and tender to the Frog,
And do not call him names,
As "Slimy skin," or "Polly-wog,"
Or likewise "Ugly James,"
Or "Gap-a-grin," or "Toad-gone-wrong,"
Or "Bill Bandy-knees":
The Frog is justly sensitiveTo epithets like these.

No animal will more repay
A treatment kind and fair;
At least so lonely people say
Who keep a frog (and, by the way,
They are extremely rare).

Hilaire Belloc

There was also some froggy Hate Mail, which we shall ignore. I would like to remind our viewers that a frog is not a reptile. Debs, that means you. Thank you.

4 comments:

Tash said...

I feel a sense of pride only a mother could feel! That's my toad!!!!!!!! And to share the podium with such worthy contenders - an honour!

Nan said...

Yes, I had to wipe a tear away too..

Islandgirl said...

Thank you to those of you who voted for my Gruber! Alas all the celebrity has gone to his head and he has deserted his pipe to take up a lucritive acting career starring in the remake of 'Rain Man'. sob sniffle...hopefully he'll return in the dry season. WAHHHHHH I miss my froggie baby!!!! But Nan who's frog has similarly deserted her is happy she has her toilet all to herself again..little boy wee and all!

Theresa said...

The celebrity was clearly too much for them to handle. Paparazzi hounding them day and night in the privacy of their own toilets and pipes or while they rest in their gardens. What has this world come to??