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Eating Cicadas


When we left off last, I was talking about bad habits that foster dogs bring to the Farnival. Bee taught Adriana how to hunt frogs and Shady was pooping on the couch. Well, I’ve uncovered a new habit that isn’t necessarily bad but it is interesting.

Over the past two weeks, when Ade and Bee weren’t throwing down in the mosh pit, I noticed them jumping at branches. For the longest time I thought they were just being goofballs. But then, I was outside and saw them leaping into the trees and knocking down cicadas so they can eat them. Who knew? Dogs are truly, truly resourceful little freaks.

Bee’s Bad Habit: Hunting Frogs

for sure(Adriana and Bee)

Every foster dog brings an unwanted tradition or two to the Farnival. Rosie destroyed toys, Dawn chewed shoes, and Shady pees anywhere she pleases. Most of the time, it’s relatively easy breaking rookie’s unacceptable behaviors, but not in Bee’s case. Bee has a bad habit of hunting frogs. It must be incredibly fun because I’m not only having a hell of a time saving the harmless amphibians, but the frog hunting frenzy is spreading.

After finding a slew of frog corpses on the basement’s concrete floor, I investigated and discovered Bee showing her partner-n-crime Adriana about nuzzling frogs until they puff up, then swatting the innocent swollen amphibians around the cinder block walls. The biggest problem with controlling this unacceptable pastime is the frog’s own defense mechanism. In order to look menacing a frog swells up until she looks like she’s going to burst. I guess that works against snakes and birds, but for Bee and Ade, it only eggs them on because the frog ends up looking a lot like a ball.