unicorny toad

June 17, 2008

As the lovely, breezy Southern California Spring comes to and end and a crippling, eyeball melting Summer imposes itself upon a surprisingly, unsuspecting populace, the one saving grace just might be the unicorny toad.

Why, you ask?

Well, in addition to being cute as the dickens, unicorny toads provide a rather unique service. When the sun is at it’s highest, you will find scores of these little dudes hopping along Ventura Blvd., like mini Lords of the Dance, kicking up their little webbed feet and reaching unusual heights for such small creatures. This consequently works up quite a sweat for the unicornies, causing them to become all the more frantic, hopping and twirling, now, like crazed, whirling dervishes. During the frenzied high-hopping, their uni-horns become lodged in the eaves of surrounding office buildings. As they hang in the eaves, catching their collective breaths, sweat, which from unicornies, is quite sweet and cool, rains down on passersby, supplying them with an unexpected, refreshing spritz.

After this brief but welcome spritzing, the unicorny toads, having recovered a normal heartbeat, gently float back down to the sidewalk, where the whole process starts over again and continues until right before dusk.

I tell you, if it wasn’t for these wee critters, my lunchtime walks, in the summer, would be next to impossible.

17 Responses to “unicorny toad”

  1. Vicki Says:

    Love him, love him, love him!
    Definitely quite a cute little dickens!
    Brilliant, dear friend . . .

  2. eli Says:

    really cute!

  3. Eric Barclay Says:

    Oh, wow… This is so good.

  4. You make frog sweat adorable!

  5. Vickie Says:

    He’s a cute little guy. I love your style. It was fate that I found your blog this week. I’m doing a monster drawing this week. I hope to post it soon.

  6. Nancy Lefko Says:

    another gem 🙂

  7. froggie Says:

    for some twisted sick reason, i see shrek holding a unicorny toad by that horn over an open fire…a built-in skewer, i suppose. but i would WRESTLE that ogre to the ground, wrench that cute little sucker out of his meaty green paws, and take mr. unicorny home with me. make him a little purple wizards hat. :))

    he is awwwwwwwesome, sketchie and i loved the story that goes with!

  8. Mary Beth Says:

    And not nearly as interesting:)

    I love Tom’s pictures of the Corgi’s – my mother got a Welsh Cardigan Corgi puppy in February. Who knew they could jump so high with those tiny little legs?

  9. Bobo's slave Says:

    Very imaginative story, again…

    This amazing creature could play a big role in preventing the global warming, heehee…

  10. elizabeth Says:

    Oh, he IS cute! Those little clasped hands and those wide eyes, those leaping feet. What a sweetie.

  11. artseafartsea Says:

    U do love the frogs don’t u? Pretty cute. Guess I will have to post my frog next.

  12. cata Says:

    I love it, I love it, I love it!!!!!
    Your style is amazing.

  13. Marty-Crouz Says:

    Bonjour ! Je ne parle pas très bien l’anglais mais le hasard m’a mené sur ton blog. Je dessine également et j’aime beaucoup ce que tu fais. C’est le style d’illustrations que j’aime énormément ! Ta grenouille est “very cute” ! A bientôt peut-être sur le web.
    translate : Hello! I don’t speak English very well but the fate led me on your blog. I also draw and I like very much what you make. It is the style of illustrations that I like enormously! Your frog is very cute ! Goodbye maybe on Web.

  14. Mary Says:

    Ooooo…..how cute that unicorny toad is! Please send a box of them to Indiana! I’m not sure how I feel about being cooled by toad sweat, but if it is from a creature that cute, I’ll deal with it 🙂

  15. Jess Says:

    We’ve got frogs in our garden and they make me scream every time one jumps out! Your little creature looks so sweet with the cute little eyes and pointy thingey!

  16. studio lolo Says:

    I must have one. If I did…I’d start hoarding them!
    TFC!!!! (too friggin cute)

  17. Tammie Says:

    I am so happy you have these wee creatures to keep you company! You make me miss all my loved ones in your neck of the woods. But hey, I don’t miss the hot temps, not that I ever lived there, but near enough. Don’t melt and I love your frog!

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