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Sunday, July 21, 2019

I put out a few bowls of water the other day in my front yard. I wanted the wildlife near me to have access to water. I generally don't fill my water bowls too full, because frogs and toads sometimes use them as a place to cool off. When I went outside to check the bowls, one had a dead frog in it. I don't know if it drowned or what. I'm just bummed. I'm trying to help wildlife, not kill it. Anytime I use a bigger bowl, I put a rock in it so frogs can get on the rock. Maybe I should have done that with this bowl. I didn't think this bowl needed one. Ugh.

It's important to me to try and make this world a better place. It's frustrating to me when I fail.
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  • MARY51
    You already are making this world a better place!!! I know it's NOT funny, but reading your line " I'm trying to help wildlife, not kill it." I snickered a bit knowing that it is something I would have done. Always trying to do the right thing is the way everyone should live. I have a little kids pool that has clean water in it most of the time and I don't see any wildlife around it. I have tons of rabbits, but I guess no frogs. lol although two years ago, I was picking up what I thought was dog poop and it hopped straight up and scared the - - - - out of me. emoticon emoticon
    29 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/23/2019 2:15:07 PM
  • MERMAIDLIFE
    Try using a deep dish Pyrex pie plate (or something similarly shaped, like a potted plant saucer) with a rock in it. All you can do is learn and apply that going forward. Wildlife DO need our (unobtrusive) help. They are losing habitat and clean water sources. If you do anything for birds, make sure to keep it high enough off the ground that they're safe from cats. I've found more than one headless dove in my driveway... Neighborhood cats are awful for wild birds.

    Just keep it up, Lori. Your heart is in the right place, and that's all that matters to the Universe.
    30 days ago
  • GARDENCHRIS
    wildlife will find what ever it needs on it's own
    30 days ago
  • no profile photo CHAYOR73
    This wasn't a fail, perhaps the frog was in poor health?? You're doing a great job, keep on going!1

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    30 days ago
  • ASOBFALLS
    Sorry. emoticon
    30 days ago
  • no profile photo INCH_BY_INCH
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    30 days ago
  • LADYLULU2
    Take it as a learning experience. You now know to use a different shaped bowl with a rock in it. Donโ€™t beat yourself up as your heart was in the right place.
    30 days ago
  • no profile photo HOTPINKCAMARO49
    God bless you, sister.
    31 days ago
  • CRYSTHND
    That wasn't a fail, keep doing the Lord's work, it really matters!๐Ÿ˜‰
    31 days ago
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