Monday, August 06, 2007
A "Fishy" Tale
Our blue fish, named "Red" by Seth, has taken her last swim. She had been "sick" for weeks. At least I guess she was "sick." Red wouldn't eat for months, and one day I do believe I saw her have a nervous breakdown. (If fish have such things.) No kidding! :-) I strolled into the room where her bowl was located and found a very interesting sight! She was tearing around the water in break neck speed circles, and half of her body (the top half) was out of the water! Rather. . .intriguing. I was wishing I had my camera but couldn't tear my eyes away long enough to run for the equipment.
Red was never the same after that, but we did not have the heart to "dispose" of her. After all, she has been with us at least four years. A good many of my blogger friends have also taken a turn keeping her. Can't even remember all the ones who "fish sat" for us ~ Charlotte F, Julie A, Nancy L, and I think Marianne B had her once.
I hope I am not considered heartless after not attending her "flushing" ceremony. I let the men in this house take care of that job.

  posted at 9:32 AM  

At 10:53 AM, Blogger Angie Davis said...

At least your sons didn't make you have a service and bury it in the flower bed. I have one spot I'm not supposed to disturb when planting flowers every year now...

At 10:53 AM, Blogger Les said...

A fish having a nervous breakdown Interesting.....I think a fish that lives 4 years is impressive.

At 1:42 PM, Blogger Sarah Cook said...

It finally died! I think when you were up here visiting, you said something about it going downhill. Interesting that your fish was Red... so is our beta... but, it really is red. Had it for probably about 1 1/2 years... thought the name would be easy for Faith to remember.

At 4:05 PM, Blogger The Dewhurst Family said...

I agree, a fish living for four years is very impressive. We just finished raising tadpoles into frogs for someone. Very interesting. We lost some of them because the dumb things wouldn't go up on the rock that we had for them so therefore they drowned.

At 11:40 PM, Blogger Char said...

You flushed Red!!! How could you...I'll never forget how I so very carefully (hmmmmm) took care of him...even cleaned his bowl right before you came home...maybe I was the cause of the nervous break down...bless his memory!

At 11:13 AM, Blogger Julie said...

I remember how much Mollie enjoyed "fish-sitting" for a few days. We keep talking about getting her a fish - just haven't done it yet.

At 1:07 PM, Blogger Lori said...

We've been thinking about getting a fish, I just really don't want to deal with any "flushing burials", probably why I keep putting it off. Although I don't know if it would bother Brianna that much, just this morning she was looking out the window and saw a bird and said,"I wish I could shoot that bird!" She is her Father's daughter, thats for sure!

At 6:39 PM, Blogger Don B said...

Hi I have copied you link to Christian moms for my blogg site..thanks. we have a child care blogg here in New Zealand

At 7:26 PM, Blogger sandra said...

Now that's interesting. A blue fish named Red. Creative, and almost patriotic. So sorry for your tremendous loss!! Who knows maybe there's another blue fish in the making for you all. :o)

At 6:45 PM, Blogger Nancy said...

I'm saddened to hear of Blue's passing...I mean flushing. May he rest in peace in his watery grave....


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