We had a moment of inter-species understanding..."Thank you for this wonderful fountain" was what I interpreted from his look. I'm sure that he understood my look of "You are very welcome here, toad."
When I thought about it the next day, I realized that my children have never seen a toad or frog outside of an aquarium or pet shop. It made me feel sad, but then I realized that it is summer and they will surely have many new experiences living in the foothills. My kids like to say "YOLO," which means you only live once. I hope that they will make the most of this precious life and appreciate all of the wonders on this earth. YOLO!