Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Froggy and Princess; My mascots

     So by now you know my two obsessions; pink and frogs...  Oh yeah... and writing, so three:)  But you may not know that I actually have team mascots behind my "team Leapfrog".  Here they are; Froggy and Princess, the next generation.

Notice the pink castle and pink gravel!!

      A few years back my daughter Lindsay got me two adorable little frogs for my birthday, and seeing their precious little world gave me hope that life can be good in spite of the challenges. 

  My two little friends have since gone to that "froggy heaven" in the sky, but last Mother's day Lindsay gave me "Froggy and Princess, the next generation" and they've become my inspiration for  Team Leapfrog and my writing as well.

     If you get a few minutes please humor me and read this fairy tail of a story I wrote a couple of years ago, inspired by the two passing angels. 

      I've always been known as a conversational style writer; if it happens, I tell you about it:)  But I thought I would see if I could step outside the box and go in a different direction for a change.  Let me know if you think I have a calling as a romantic novelist, or if I should keep my day job:)  Lol

Have a great day!!

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By Christine Kajfasz

     When I received my two tiny frogs for my birthday a while back, I just knew I had a miniature love story on my hands.  Froggy and Princess fluttered around in their aquarium with such grace and poise; I just knew they were meant to be together. 

     I loved watching them as they enjoyed their tiny little lives without a care in the world.  Two little snails by the name of Gary and Lucky shared their minuscule kingdom, but their only mission was to keep the algae out of the aquarium, otherwise they were oblivious to the existence of Froggy and Princess.  The two sweethearts swam gracefully together and only noticed their snail companions when they occasionally used them as a place to rest their weary bones after a hard day of swimming.

     As the months went on it became quite noticeable that Froggy was much stronger than Princess, but Princess was such a fighter.  Froggy did whatever it took to gain the attention of little miss Princess, often chasing her from one end of their tiny little world to the other.  As I continued to admire my little frogs daily I was amazed at how much love and carefree spirit could come from two very small souls.

     As the two of them laid side by side without a care as far as the eyes could see, it was very apparent that their life was nothing but pure bliss and happiness. The only worry they had was getting enough food to fuel their precious bodies.

     Then one day I noticed that Froggy was getting bigger, yet at the same time... Princess was getting smaller.  It was obvious that Froggy was getting more food then Princess, but she didn't seem to mind, she was just happy to live such a blissful life.

     I did become worried however because Princess became more and more lifeless as her tiny little bones began to protrude from her lethargic little body.  She began to swim with a much labored stroke.  I know Froggy didn't mean to take more than his fair share; in fact he would often nudge Princess in the attempt to bring life back into her.

     Since it was unclear who should get how much food, I decided to separate them so Princess could eat more and regain her strength.  I created this plastic makeshift barrier in the attempt to keep them apart; however, Princess squeezed her tiny frail body beneath it so she could be with Froggy again.  She didn't care if he took her food; she was in love.

     As Princess became even more lifeless I began to worry all the more because we were due to go out of town soon and we would have my mom feed my little friends.  I had to do everything I could to help Princess regain her strength.  I couldn't bear the thought of having something happen to Princess while we were gone; my mother would surely feel awful, though it would by no means be her fault.

      Every morning noon and night I continued to look in the tank to see if Princess was still alive, and because it was just barely, I knew it was probably only a matter of time before she would lose her battle.

     Two days before our trip I did my usual check to see that Princess was still hanging in there, but I noticed she was completely motionless.  I nudged her and Froggy nudged her as well.  Her fight was finally over.  I was sad to have my love story come to an end and my first thought was to run out and get another “Princess” to replace the first one so the love story could continue, but then the more I thought about it, I realized the new “princess” could never replace the old one.  They had something very special and the love between them was very strong. 

     My daughter Emily asked me if I was going to get another frog, and and I told her "who knows someday I might, maybe I’ll name "him" Kermit, but only as a buddy for Froggy".  For the time being his snail friends could keep him company and Princess will always be in his heart, because true love lives forever.

1 comment:

  1. Froggy and Princess are great mascots and their pink kingdom is SO you, Christine!

    What a great bittersweet love story. I was a sad ending but Froggy and Princess the next generation makes it a great story of love being reborn. :-) Inspires us all keep recharging and keep going.


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