Where Paw Pads Meet Lily Pads

Henry’s favorite shortcut home was across the lily pads, even though he knew it was dangerous. “If you think the lily pads are large,” his mother warned him, “just wait until you see the size of the frogs.”


Kitten walks across a victorian water lily pad in the Philippines, 1935. From the National Geographic archives.

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9 thoughts on “Where Paw Pads Meet Lily Pads

  1. Laura August 1, 2016 / 8:48 am

    Good heavens! That is one heck of a lily pad! (Or, more accurately, an entire pond full of them!)

  2. allein 🐾 August 1, 2016 / 9:17 am

    I…kinda wanna see these frogs… 😉

    • Murray C. August 1, 2016 / 11:13 am

      Me, too – I’ve seen this kind of lily pad at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, near the Brandywine Battlefields, but no frogs.😥

      • jlamusings August 2, 2016 / 8:36 am

        I’m near Longwood too- and I’ve always wondered how much weight those lily pads would support! 🙂

        • Murray C. August 2, 2016 / 9:28 am

          Howdy, neighbor! Yes, I wonder that, too. I guess one could wear snow shoes and find out?😉

  3. Gigi the cat lady August 1, 2016 / 9:45 am

    Kermit got himself one heck of a bachelor pad in the Philippines!

  4. 6rabbits August 1, 2016 / 10:00 am

    Apparently, as long as your weight is distributed, these pads can even support an adult!

  5. D B August 1, 2016 / 11:47 am

    These are from South America, btw, so the frogs might actually be hamster-dogs?

  6. Smartypants August 1, 2016 / 11:50 am

    This pic must be from the Cutetropolis Hall of Unexplained Things.

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