They are not afraid of me anymore. And what’s becoming clearer is that they are in adorable amphibious love. Like those otters from the infamous YouTube video, they actually hold hands in the water –– several times a day –– and oftentimes, simultaneously, will float facing each other so their noses touch. So cute! I thought. Sir Humphrey and Lady Em –– Emma and Emma –– they are total gaymos* in love! (Because why would Brookstone send me frogs with the ability to mate?) SOOOO CUTE! At which point I did some research to find out what sex they were.
Guess what? Yeah, you know what: Sir Humphrey is totally a female. And Lady Em is quite clearly a male. (I checked half a dozen websites just to make sure.) Does anyone know if you can neuter African dwarf frogs? They’re so little, I’m afraid the neuterer would scalpel them in half.
*Vocabulary temporarily borrowed, with love & respect, from Autostraddle.