This is a little frog named Taddy. He was just a wee little tadpole when we got him from Petsmart. They gave him to us for free because he comes in their shipment of feeder fish and they don't know what he is to sell him.
He started like this - just two little legs, a body, head, and tail.
Within the week, his arms just shot out! It was crazy cool.
Then we left for our trip to New Mexico and came back to him looking like this.
Two weeks later, after not being able to feed him anything he wanted to eat, I released him into the pond near our house for some chance to eat flies or something.
It was so cool to see him grow. I've never seen a tadpole! (Or at least not that I remember).
As far as our other pets, poor little Jersey did something to her toe. She cut the pad of it somehow, and her nail was sticking up. After it wasn't getting better, we took her to the vet, and he had to remove her nail. He said it would grow back BEFORE he did surgery. After the surgery, he told us that her toe was actually broken on the top (if you were looking at your own fingers, it would be everything above your cuticle) and he had to take it out. So... she may never get her nail back. If she does, it might not really be a nail, but more like a skin flap. EWWW. So we'll see how it goes. Right now though, she looks great, and is just missing a nail.
This is her nail and the part of her broken toe.
This is her on the car ride home. She was so doped up on drugs she could barely move.
Her poor little wrapped up foot.
And this is the way I chose to place her. It seemed like it would be most comfortable. As long as we were watching her, we didn't leave her cone on. She didn't really understand how to wear it and walk. Poor thing.
She's all better now though! We sure do love our pets.