A Frog, A Hog and A Dog

Note: If you can’t be there, then write a story #3

By Grandpa

For Ben & Summer

A Story About Friends

A frog, a hog and a dog

This is a story of three very different friends, a FROG, a HOG and a DOG, and the fun they had when the rain stopped and the sun peeked from behind the clouds.

Three different friends

The smallest friend, a FROG, had smooth green skin and made funny noises with its throat, ‘Ribid’, ‘Ribid’!

The biggest friend, a HOG, had rough, pinkish skin and made grunting noises with its nose, ‘Grunt, ‘Grunt’!

The medium size friend, a Dog, had skin covered with thick black and white hair and made barking noises with its mouth, ‘Woof’, ‘Woof’!

It didn’t matter to the frog, the hog and the dog that they were different, they just enjoyed each other’s company, especially when the rain stopped, because you know what you have when the rain stops…

PUDDLES!

All sorts of puddles: BIG and SMALL puddles, WIDE and NARROW puddles, DEEP and SHALLOW puddles. oodles and oodles of puddles…

(color the rain, clouds, grass and puddles)

And what do you do with puddles? The frog, the hog and the dog knew…..

Jump in them!

Stomp in them!

Run in them!

First, the frog jumped in a puddle and made a small splash. After all, the frog was the smallest friend. But the frog was having too much fun to be concerned about the size of its splash. Look at that big frog smile!

(color the happy frog!)

Next, the hog squatted it’s bottom in a puddle and made the biggest splash. After all, the hog had the biggest bottom.

(color the ‘biggest bottom’)

The hog was having so much fun, so it splashed in another puddle.

This time the hog stomped up and down on its hind legs snd waved its front legs, which wasn’t easy because the hog was so big. Puddle water splashed everywhere…

(color the hog stomping the puddle)

Just look at that happy hog face…

(color the happy hog face)

Finally, the dog ran into a puddle, went one direction, then went the other direction before rolling in the puddle. The dog was covered with muddy puddle water from the tip of its nose to the end of its tail, except for one spot. Can you find it?

(color the happy dog)

The dog had so much fun. Just look at that happy dog face…..

(a happy dog face)

As I enjoyed watching the frog jump, the hog stomp, and the dog run through the puddles, I was distracted by the cheerful sounds of children playing in the distance.

With my trusty binoculars, I was able to see a boy and girl playing in their own puddles. They wore the perfect boots for jumping, running and stomping, a blue pair and a pink pair.

(color the boy, girl, grandpa and tree)

I wonder who they were…

Do you play in puddles with your friends?

“I wondered who they were”
“Just look at those happy faces!”

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srbottch

Retired in 2013 after 5 years as an elementary school teacher and 40 years as a sales representative to begin anew as a school crossing guard. SMy essays/stories are a way to communicate through the telling of personal experiences. One reader said about my blog stories, "...these are like a cold sip during a marathon run, simple, real life events". Another offered about my blog, “it brings some sense of normalcy not easily found in the modern world.”

21 thoughts on “A Frog, A Hog and A Dog”

    1. Thanks, Liz. Im sure their parents will when I send it. Im trying to figure out how to print it from WP. I may just have to copy it to a Document, then print it. Im so glad you enjoyed it.

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  1. Oh, boy… another super one that should be in the classroom for little ones. I can think of all kinds of educational lessons in that one. You should submit it. You should have them made into little books that you can publish yourself. it. Love it, I do. Sounds like your brain has come alive (no more writer’s block)! Keep them rolling off the press. I’m better but still have remnants of the yeast infection and am still on prednisone and Zyrtec until Sunday. Sure hope it’s gone by then. When I last heard from Carl he was having an issue with his legs. Have you heard anything else about that. Gary’s coming along very slowly. Goes to the doctor on the 21st. Therapy still isn’t doing a whole bunch yet but, hopefully, after he sees the doctor he will get more strenuous exercises to do to be able to move that arm around more, he is however, Mary cognizant now of trying not to move it certain ways so that’s good. It’s been raining here for a solid week half an hour but I think the sun is supposed to shine starting tomorrow for the rest of all next week so maybe the flowers will beginTo pop up and brighten things up. Hope Cheryl is doing well. Take care and I love you. June

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  2. This is simply a wonderful story. I will be sending a copy to my great grand in NC if all right. She is 2 1/2 her mother is a teacher so you know all will enjoy the story. As a former Meadowbrookite ( sounds like Sheldon on Big Bang when he was going To Boseman, MT and he decided to become a Boazite! lol) I think it wonderful how Meadowbook has managed to grow with the times and still maintain it’s wholesomeness and neighborly closeness. I lived there from 1950 -1959 at 229 Buckland. In those days we walked and walked. I could tell you who lived where and when in Meadowbrook. This coming October is an auspicious occasion when we BHS alumni celebrate 61 years of life after graduation. Yes there are many of us still around
    but planting gardens, traveling when allowed, enjoying grandchildren and great grands. I live in Lubbock, TX now (home of Buddy Holley/Holly, and Mac Davis (both of whom are buried in Lubbock) but love the excuse to travel east to home! I so miss trees and water ! BHS ’60!!

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    1. Jean, by all means, share it. So glad you enjoyed it. Meadowbrook still thrives. We’re on Danbury Circle S. Been here since 2013. Have a great day!

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    1. Patricia, pardon my late response. I was in an area for over a week that had little or no internet nor Verizon. I appreciate your comment regarding the sketches. I’m not a drawer but am learning, or trying to learn. Hence, I can draw each subject multiple times and they’ll all look different 🥴. I’m so glad you liked the story. My grandkids did, too. By the way, the hog face was my favorite. What about you? Have a great day!

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      1. No worry, Steve, it’s great to discover people who don’t live behind their pc’s 🙂
        Just kidding.
        I am very much a dog person, so the dog was a winner from the beginning. But I liked it that he was in the middle 🙂
        Oh, we know a lot about puddles too, although we knew much more when the kids were younger 🙂
        Wishing you a great week further and happy drawing.
        Kindest thanks for the follow.
        Pat

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    1. It’s interesting that you mention that because that was the hardest drawing, especially as a nondrawer. I wanted to give the effect of heavy rain and many puddles and was looking at it today, concluding that I think I did. Thank you for your comment and keep an eye out for the sequel, coming very soon. Let me know which picture you like when you read it 😊

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