RIP Yael, My Sweet Indie Toad: Why Pet Loss Can Hit Harder Than Losing a Human Companion

This post is actually about a few¬†weeks overdue, but I’ve been incredibly depressed since losing Yael and lost track of the time. My sweetness lost her battle with a bacterial infection/edema she picked up at the kennel while I was away at East Coast Game Dev Con, and while I and our vet tried all […]

Toad Tuesdays: Why Toads Make Awesome Therapy Animals

This is a special edition of Toad Tuesdays, in that the timing is perfect for National Therapy Animal Day which is April 30. National Therapy Animal Day was founded by Pet Partners, America’s leading nonprofit for therapy animals and their handlers. They do an annual Sweets & Treats Day where bakers donate some of their […]

Toad Tuesdays: Proper Handling of Toads & Other Amphibians

Of the many differences between having a toad versus having a more traditional pet like a dog or a cat, one that stands out is that you need to wash your hands both before AND after you handle a toad. Or any other amphibian for that matter.¬†Whereas with a furry pet, you only need to […]

Toad Tuesdays: A Scientific Reason I Have Blue Hair

My hair is blue most of the time, as you can see in most of my social media and About page. Sometimes it’s green or teal depending on how it fades, maybe purple once in a while if I get bored of blue. It’s not just because I think it’s a pretty color and cold […]

Toad Tuesdays: Best in Show, Toad Breeds

Just like dogs and cats, there’s many different species of toads. They’re more or less referred to as species and not breeds but the concept stands. I’ve frequently been asked what kind of toad Yael is, and according to the herper I got her from she is a Southern Toad or bufo terrestris. But she […]