Here’s another toad from June 14, 2014. His name is Hoser. Every year we get a toad that hangs out by our hoses and its name becomes Hoser.
This is the position they assume when I rub their heads. It’s probably a defensive position since they puff up their bodies when they do it. It’s quite cute and most of the regulars know I mean no harm. I usually only move them out of the way of traffic - in our case, the dogs going in and out of the house.