George, you remind me of that old cartoon titled "Never Give Up." It shows a picture of
a stork with a half-swallowed frog, headfirst in his mouth about to be digested. However, the
wiley frog has kept his forlegs (hands?) out of the stork's mouth and is squeezing the
stork's neck to prevent himself from becoming a meal.
Strikes me you and the frog have something in common :-)