This is our money frog. It usually lives by the front door, where - with a cent in its mouth - it's meant to bring us - well, money. Or at least good financial fortune, of some kind. It's made its way onto a windowsill so it didn't get knocked during some furniture moving, but I think it's meant to be by the front door. It's Serbian; a souvenir of a wonderful evening on a restaurant boat on the Bosphorus in Belgrade, with the USC women's volleyball team coaches and trainers, some 5 years ago - and ever since then, I've been thinking this was some quaint Serbian custom (we were all given one; all told to place it by the front door). It turns out, now that I check it out, that there's nothing Serbian about it whatsoever, apart from it provenance (and the fact that there are a lot of frogs in the Bosphorus). It's a feng shui frog, and should be used to create financial good energy - by the front door, to be sure, with its mouth pointing away from it, to bring that prosperity into the house. But not, I learn, on the floor, since that's considered disrespectful. So I think it's going to have to be replaced on the hallway bookcase.