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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Operation: SAVE THE POLES!

The empty pool waits...

Dad gets ready to drain the pool...

He fills it with water from the pool cover... what's he up to?

Hello... can i come in? says benny.

The tadpoles are relocated to safety of the pool.

Look! they have legs!


Look at the new home we made them!
as they grow, they swim to the top,
chirp, then hop happily to freedom!

Dad puts them in this net- sister helped him fish for
those poles this year.
They caught all of them!

I whisper happy things to encourage their growth.

Hi guys. When you grow up, next year will you
give us MORE babies in our pool?

i hope so. i love watching you grow up!

Look at them go!

They seem to enjoy the new world we created for them.

They're fun to watch.

What do you think?

Sister grabs another net full.
At first, it doesn't look like much is in there...

The same net, a whole bunch are in there, look!

Small ones with no legs, or small ones with very tiny legs
are put into this giant bucket.
When we're all done here, dad will drive over to a nearby pond
and let them go so they have a better chance of survival.
There are just too many to keep in the pool.

Benny, whatcha looking at over there?

Wow! sister found one that had a front leg!
he's the only one (that we found anyway) with a front leg!
He will get to stay here and grow completely.


Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

Tadpoles or so neat. We have some living in our pond. It was nice of your parents to save them and put them in a pool so you can watch them grow up. ~S,S,C & F

Duke said...

What a nice project to keep you occupied, Isis! You get to supervise the tadpoles and watch them grow big and strong! That's a very important job!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

I agree with Maggie and Mitch!
Good job!
Kisses and hugs

Teddy Bear said...

Wow, your Dad built a really nice home for the tadpoles. They must love it!

Teddy Bear

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

That is furry nice woo take such good khare of them!