Frog and Toad are friends. Frog and Toad have adventures in Morningside Heights.

A Lanternfly Afternoon

Frog was stomping on lanternflies. 

“Stomp!” said Frog. “Stomp, stomp!” 

Toad was eating a burrito bowl. 

Toad put his fork down. Toad frowned. 

“Frog,” said Toad, “why are you stomping on those bugs?” 

“Oh, Toad,” said Frog, “These are not bugs. They are lanternflies. They are bad for the environment.” 

Frog stomped some more. Frog was being very violent. 

“Why,” said Toad, “Are the lanternflies bad for the environment?” 

Frog paused his stomping. Frog did not know. 

“I do not know,” admitted Frog, “But my Intro to Enviro professor said it was true.” 

This was good enough for Toad. 

“Okay, Frog,” said Toad. “You can keep stomping. I will keep eating my burrito bowl because I am famished.” 

Frog and Toad stomped and ate in peaceful tandem. 

Then they went to class. 

Frog And Toad Go To The Met 

Frog and Toad wanted to go to the Met. 

Frog and Toad looked at Google Maps. 

“Toad,” said Frog, “the easiest way would be to take the bus.” 

“Frog,” said Toad, “I am scared of the bus.” 

“No, Toad,” said Frog, “you are not scared of the bus. You just do not know how the bus works.” 

“I am afraid,” said Toad, “that those are the same things.” 

Frog and Toad looked at Google Maps some more. 

“See,” said Toad, “we could take the 1 and then walk across Central Park.” 

Toad thought this was an excellent plan. 

“That is a lot of walking,” said Frog. 

Frog frowned. Frog did not want to walk so far. 

“Toad,” said Frog, “you do not sound like a native New Yorker right now.” 

“That is because I am not a native New Yorker,” said Toad, “I am from South Carolina.” 

Frog and Toad took the 1. 

Frog and Toad walked across Central Park. 

They walked past hotdog carts and picnickers. They walked past a string quartet and a dog wearing a bandana. They saw many beautiful leaves and many funnily shaped bushes. 

It was a good adventure. 

Finally, Frog and Toad arrived at the Met.

“We have arrived!” said Toad, “And we had a marvelous adventure!” 

“Yes,” Frog agreed, “and I am only a little sweaty.”

Frog and Toad Get A Tattoo 

“Frog,” said Toad, “You have been looking in the mirror for a long time. Are you alright?” 

“No, Toad,” said Frog, “I am feeling horrendous.” 

Frog looked in the mirror some more. 

“I am so boring,” said Frog, “I am only one shade of green.” 

“But you are the best shade of green.” said Toad, “You are my favorite shade of green.” 

Toad thought some more. 

“Also you are a frog,” said Toad, “You are meant to be green.” 

“I need edge,” said Frog, “Don’t you want to have edge, Toad?” 

“I have no edge,” sighed Toad, “I am a toad in love with Sufjan Stevens.”  

Toad has made his peace with this. 

“I am getting a tattoo,” announced Frog. 

“Oh, Frog,” said Toad, “Oh, Frog.” 

Frog and Toad put on their jackets. Toad wore his nicest scarf. Frog and Toad took the subway to a tattoo parlor. 

Frog looked at the tattoo parlor. He had not pictured so many drawings of skulls on the wall. Frog gulped. 

“Frog,” said Toad, looking green even for a toad, “there are many drawings of skulls. I have never seen so many skulls in one place.” 

“Toad,” said Frog, “Do not be silly. They are only drawings.” 

But Frog was also looking very green. 

Frog and Toad were green together. 

Frog sat in the chair. Toad sat beside him. Toad was feeling lightheaded. He closed his eyes. 

“Toad,” whispered Frog, “Toad, wake up.” 

“What?” said Toad. There were a hundred crickets jumping in his head. There were twenty butterflies flapping in his stomach.

“Toad, you fainted. But my tattoo is finished. It is time for you to wake up.” 

Toad opened his eyes. 

“Oh, Frog,” said Toad. 

Toad had no more words. Frog smiled.

“Frog,” said Toad, “That is the most wonderful tattoo I have ever seen.” 

“It is very edgy,” said Frog. 

Frog and Toad left to get boba. They had a lovely day as the dearest of friends. 

Frog and Toad photoshop via Bwog Staff