Hey, Orson, you never know, that toad could be a prince in disguise! Don't be afraid to smooch 'em.
Frogs and toads were my favorite animals as a kid. I still have a soft spot for them, though maybe not as much as Eryl does. They make a good alarm (have you ever HEARD a bullfrog? those things are obnoxious), but hardly good guards. What kind of animal would you want guarding your house? Other than the typical large dog of course.