Sunday, April 26, 2015

A Real-life Kermit the Frog Found!

The Huffington Post  reporter Casey Chan wrote on 4/21 that a scientist has found "Kermit the Frog" in real life and it’s a species of glassfrog just
recently discovered called Hyalinobatrachium dianae in Costa Rica. It’s bright green just like Kermit, has big white adorable eyeballs just like Kermit and the males have a very unique mating call.
The resemblance is uncanny.
Recently discovered by Brian Kubicki of Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center.
  For the facebook link to the center: https://www.facebook.com/cramphibian


Here's the posting from the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center: We would like to share the exciting news about a newly discovered and described species of glassfrog, Hyalinobatrachium dianae, from the Caribbean slopes of Costa Rica. This new species is named in honor of the senior author’s mother Janet Diane Kubicki. With the addition of this newly described species, Costa Rica is known to have 14 glassfrogs inhabiting its tiny national territory! To access the abstract of this new species description you can go to the following link. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2015/f/z03920p084f.pdf

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14