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Prince of Smiles by Toadychan Prince of Smiles by Toadychan
This is my absolute favourite picture I ever got of my first frog. His name was Cloud, and he was a pyxicephalus adsperus, more commonly known as a dwarf African bullfrog or pixie frog.

He died Monday, June 7th, of a bacterial infection. I had him for two years--it would have been three come this September--and I can honestly say he was one of the best pets I have ever had. He was the sweetest little thing. He always made me smile with his own huge grin, and he still does. I miss him so much.

So, here's to you, my little Prince of Smiles. I love you!

Edit: I now have what I would like to call Cloud's little brother, another pixie frog by the name of Vincent: [Princely Smile]

Don't you see a family resemblance? ;)
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:iconballboygenius:
ballboygenius Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Artist
I LOVE YOU TOADY
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:iconlittlehooves:
LittleHooves Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
what did that big bugger eat? Pinkies?
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:iconaraia:
Araia Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
Hehe, he really IS the price of smiles. :D
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:icontoadychan:
Toadychan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, that's my Cloud! Had a smile for everyone. :)
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WaterMasterZita Featured By Owner May 12, 2007
T.T He died. I'm sorry, but I have to say this. O.o OMG HE'S HUGE! And cute
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:icontoadychan:
Toadychan Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. <3 Yeah, he was definitely huge and cute. XD
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hellfirediva Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006  Professional Photographer
AWE cute froggy. We had 2 African Bullfrogs both dies. One was 26 years old. The second one was about 8 or9 , he died about 1 year after the old one dies. I think he was lonely. I wished I can have another one sniff sniff but I can't find a place where they still sell them.
Anyway great capture ofthe prince :heart:
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:iconkashapaw:
KashaPaw Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006
;-; Aww, I remember when my mouse died, I cried my heart out. :hug: He's adorable. Just lookit that belly! ^w^ Frogs have the best bellies.
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:icontoadychan:
Toadychan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
It always is hard when pets die, ne? T~T But I wouldn't give up the time I had with him for the world. x3 I agree! Frogs DO have the best bellies. XDD I love 'em~ :D
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Vampirate42 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005
AWW HE'S SMILING :) rest in peace little feller.
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AngelesEvalion Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2005  Professional General Artist
My sympathy goes out to you. I don't see photos of frogs that much... nor do I hear about them being pets often. But it isn't impossible. I adore the way he seems like he's posing just for the picture and smiling for you. My day would brighten when I saw him too if he were mine. Again, my sympathy. Best wishes. :)
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EvilJoel Featured By Owner May 26, 2005
Ooops, did I wrote toad? Sorry, I'm tired. *wacks himself in the head with a spoon* Frogs are moist, toads are dry. I meant frog, of course.
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EvilJoel Featured By Owner May 26, 2005
That's by far the warmest, most uplifting smile I've ever seen! It makes me all happy inside, just by looking at him. Makes me just want to hug him. Rest in peace, Cloud, you was a darn goodlooking toad. :sniff:
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:iconulfo:
ulfo Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
omg he is pretty i love him
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:icontoadychan:
Toadychan Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
He is, isn't he? :D Thank you~ :heart:
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:iconmon2x:
mon2x Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2005
he's so cute......^_______^ i love animals!!
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:icontoadychan:
Toadychan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyuuu~ Yes, he is very cute. ^O^ I love animals, too. I have many. XD
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005
Holy crap! :wow: I thought my pacman was big! He so adorable though, and I'm sorry to hear that he passed away. What else was he eating besides crickets? lol
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:icontoadychan:
Toadychan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I needed two hands for him. XD Hmm... His favourite delicacy seemed to be my mom's fingers. :P Many times when she plopped a cricket in his house (as odd as it is, I'm deathly afraid of crickets and so count on my mom to help feed them ^^; ) he took a lunge for her fingers. XD Good thing she got her fingers away in time, he had teeth. O: They were so cool looking, though. XD
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005
haha, yeah I just dump the crickets in because I know how vicious they can be. I was trying to help my pacman because he got moss in his mouth and he completely chomped my finger...didn't hurt, but scared me really bad. He doesn't even have teeth yet, I'll be scared when he gets them though :fear:
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:icontoadychan:
Toadychan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Yeah, it is scary. Cloud had snapped at me a couple times and it scared me pretty good, too. ^^; Good luck with him and his teeth when he gets 'em. XD
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Sasuke-Kai Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004
ooh!!is he real?
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:icontoadychan:
Toadychan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Yeah.
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:iconliechan:
liechan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2004
I was browsing around and stumbled upon your page and saw your lil' prince froggy... omg, he's soo cute <3
at first i thought it was a plush.. until i read your description X3.. he has such an adorable smile..
sorry that he died so young T_T
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:icontoadychan:
Toadychan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope it didn't hurt. :3 I always hurt my toes when I stumble. ;P
Thank you~ He is oh-so-very cute. :D I'm glad you took the time to comment, I appreciate it and I'm sure he does as well. ^^

Your icon's really cute, btw. X3
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:iconliechan:
liechan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004
stumbling at your page is a pleasure ;D
nya~ =3 thank you.. my icon's pic is a char from ragnarok online. She's my priestess X3
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:icontoadychan:
Toadychan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, why thank you~ XD
Yeah, I knew it was an RO chara. *pokes my archer* It's cute~ :3
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liechan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004
ahh XD
I played in Loki, but currently on a break =3
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RAGNAponik Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2004
awwww!!!!! hes even smiling!!! i can honestly say he definatly is cute...i love that pic....^^
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:icontoadychan:
Toadychan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, that means a lot. ^_^ :glomp:
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BakaMandy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i've looked at this picture for ages and have finally noticed... is that a beyblade in the background? ._.
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:icontoadychan:
Toadychan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
No, it's not. XD I DO have a picture of Spotty with her foot on my mini Driger keychain somewhere, though... I'll find it and put it up! XD It's cute.
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BakaMandy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no, that light blue thing in the background, it really looks like a beyblade!! *points to it* look very closely at it!! *jumps up and down* <_< it's doesn't really matter, XD i just kinda spotted it :3
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:icontoadychan:
Toadychan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
That shiny light blue thing in front of the gray part? That is a shiny bead/rock-like thing that goes on the bottom of fishtanks. XD
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BakaMandy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O_o really? wow, it fooled me!! o_.
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:icontoadychan:
Toadychan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
It's okay, it likes to do that. XD
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BakaMandy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol! :lmao:
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effervescant Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2004   Photographer
Aww... he's so cute! It reminds me of my little critter.... except your's is not quite as dead in the picture as mine is.... but now they're both hopping around together in froggy heaven. Of course, mine was dead when I got him.... cute shot, nonetheless.
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Toadychan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, I'm so sorry to hear that! :hug: I bet him and Cloud are having fun and thinking of us. ^^ Thank you very much. :heart:
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effervescant Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2004   Photographer
certainly not a problem.. Actually it was quite humorous the way I got my frog. My mom found him mummified in the attic and left him sitting on my dresser for me when I got home. =)
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:icontoadychan:
Toadychan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, a frog in the attic? :o I've never heard of that before. ^_^; Squirrels, yes, frogs, nope. ^^;
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effervescant Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004   Photographer
apparently he hopped into a bag or something and was trapped in the attic. Very craziness, I must say.
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:icontoadychan:
Toadychan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, poor thing. Craziness indeed. ^^;
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DarkAerith Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2004
He's still just the sweetest little toad I have ever seen... :) *staring at Cloud*
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:icontoadychan:
Toadychan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
*cough* Frog. ^^; And yes, he definitely is. ^_^
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:icondarkaerith:
DarkAerith Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2004
Frog, sorry:p Me is tired. Forgiiiiiiiiiiveeeeeee...!!! *throws herself at your feet and makes worshipping movements* Forgive!! Oh mighty frog lover!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

He's still just lovely...
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:icontoadychan:
Toadychan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... I'll forgive you THIS time. XD

*dances cuz I have reached my first two-page list of comments* :w00t!: ^_^
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DarkAerith Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2004
I just have to say this again. HE'S SO DAMN CUTE!!!!
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:icontoadychan:
Toadychan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes indeed. XD Sankyuu again~ X3
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XPeregrineFalconX Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2004
He's so lovely! It seems he's smiling!
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