toad story

The Stories of Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

Observable Story

Everyone and everything wants to stop our wild ride, but we’re too fast, too furious.

The ride entrusts us with a motorcar. Nothing–not citizens, infrastructure, the law, or even an oncoming train can stop us. Only after the hordes of Hell threaten us and the ride returns us safely to Toad Hall do we stop.

Experiential Story

We want a carefree lifestyle, but our actions have repercussions.

We take a wild ride. It leads us through a downward spiral of property damage and public endangerment that results in our death. Once we’re threatened by an eternity of literal hellfire, we take it down a notch.

That sort doesn’t like to admit she’s been reduced to stealing food, thought the cook. Poor soul! It’s only a few apples. Lord, if you’re watching, those apples are freely given. You don’t hold them against her soul.

(The cook was in the habit of lecturing the Lord, whom she considered a colleague.)

—  T Kingfisher, Toad Words and Other Stories

Yay! Finished creating a little toad pond/hangout yesterday. I checked on it this morning and there were already two baby toads checking it out (sadly they are too small and camouflaged to spot them in the photo XD). Between this and the frog/toad hibernation tube I dug in last Autumn hopefully they’ll do well :)

(Toad story- this came about as when I moved into my current place, I was pleased to find a toad living in the garden. The garden is very small but I leave part of it to grow semi wild for the benefit to wildlife and provided a shallow dish of water for the toad/hedgehog etc. Also I’ve had to use ultrasonic cat scarers to keep out all the local kitties who were using the garden as a prime pooping spot. Well it seemed that someone must have a pond nearby as last year I found my garden was full of froglets and toadlets. I’m guessing they all ended up in my garden as they could keep safe and fed in the wild vegetation without disturbance from kids/cats etc. So I wanted to give them a little helping hand by creating a better place for them to hibernate, hide and drink this year ^^)

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you can look at my final major project now. Here it is. Cool. Uni done. Cool.