I heard frantic squeaking from the back yard while I was on the phone to Katy. It was Fleas4U, persecuting a little toad.
I marched Fleas4U to the back of the yard and encouraged the toad to hide behind a plant pot until the cat lost interest and stalked off.
It's fantastic to have a toad again! There used to be Old Warty Toad and Young Shiny Toad in the garden, and I haven't seen either of them for two years.
Young Shiny Toad hopped into the bathroom once when Offsprog Two's friend was having a wee, and scared the living daylights out of her.
This is a new little feller so I'm going to make sure there are plenty of damp corners for it to hide in when the weather is hot.
In fact I'm going to put a dish of water out there right now.