A bit later, I brought out some pillows and other thing to spiff up the area.
I used a double decker birdhouse as a centerpiece on the table. Right after I decorated my new table area, I went outside and found the tree frog right back in the same area where his original home was. The table I tossed out was replaced by a chair. The tree frog was sitting in the sun on the arm of the chair.
As you can see the handsome fella left a little gift of froggy doo-doo. YUCK. I went inside to get something and when I came back out, he was on top of the mat I had just put on the table! I think he saw the double decker bird house and thought it would make a nice new home.
Whatever the reason, I do not want him on the area where I plan to eat dinner.
I don't think that is an unreasonable thought, do you? I gave him a little nudge to turn him back around, hoping he would jump off the table.
I had to gently push him to the deck floor and then ever so gently off the deck (4 ft drop, but he always lands in the flowers, hanging on to a stem, so it's not a harsh landing. Five minutes later I walked around to the area where I had knocked him to and found he had already climbed all the way back up! Do you see him on the left side?
Five times I did this and five times he returned to the exact same spot. I guess I will just have to learn to share my deck with him. As DH said, after five times, he deserves to be left alone. I think most of you will understand why I insisted on eating dinner inside!