Monday, August 23, 2010

GOODBYE, GEORGE

We had our red-eyed tree frog, George for over 4 years and he was probably about 6 year's old.  A pretty good age for a RETF in captivity.  He was a great model and a beautiful pet (although not the kind you could hold in your lap and pet often). 

George had been suffering from a skin condition for a few months and it wasn't getting better, no matter what Jerry did for him.  In the last few days, he stopped eating and seemed very swollen. 

We found him on his cage floor yesterday evening.




Goodbye, George.  You sure were a beautiful little guy. 

10 comments:

Linda Young said...

God's creatures, great and small are wonderful and so is your story. Little friends that come across our paths, like George will always be treasured memories. Thanks for sharing your "George" with us.

Cathy Gatland said...

Oh, George, RIP dear and beautiful little frog.

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

:(

Christiane Kingsley said...

I am sorry to hear the news about George. I am sure you will miss him.

Vicki Greene said...

Your pictures of George always gave me a smile. I will miss seeing George.

Deb Léger said...

Hi Rhonda,

Even though I don't like frogs, George was a cutie. I'm sorry you and Jerry have lost him.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Linda, for stopping by and commenting. Our pets never outlive us - especially one who would be old at 10 years.

Thanks so Cathy, Teresa, Christiane, Vicki, and Deb, for your comments today. Deb, I know your aversion to frogs (although I can't figure that out! ha ha), so I'm really touched that you commented. Thanks!

debwardart said...

So sorry to hear about George - give my sympathy to Jerry.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Deb. I'll tell him.

Lisa Walsh said...

Oh Rhonda, I'm so sorry about George. I'm sure he had everything his little froggy heart desired. You and Jerry have my sympathies.