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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Introducing Fishy!

We have a new member of our family. His name is Fishy and he belongs to the Girl. He is a Betta fish. She spent an amazing amount of time picking out Fishy from amongst all the other Betta's in in PetCo. Our Fishy is special. He is blue and he matches the stones from the mancala game.


The Girl wanted a fish for a long time. Every time we picked up cat food or litter, I'd hear, "Mommy, I want a fish." We'd walk by the fish and it was, "Mommy, I want a fish." We'd look at the turtles and she would say, "Mommy, I want a fish." After a few years, she wore me down. I bought her the damn fish. It's her soon-to-be birthday present.

Fishy was named in the store. Nobody has ever accused the Girl of being an original when it comes to names.

On the way home, Fishy was held up to the window so he could see where we lived. She showed him the yard and the cat, who was sitting outside waiting for us to let him in to eat his 23rd meal of the day. Then we prepared a little vase for Fishy, and put him in it to discover his new home. Fishy will be living in between the fruit bowls on our kitchen island until we figure out where he's actually safe from the Worthless Pet.

The Girl is proprietary about Fishy. She was telling me this evening about how she's going to play with Fishy, but I can't, even though I'm going to be very jealous that she plays with Fishy and I can't. She was describing how she is going to teach Fishy to chase her finger around the bowl.

I think she's deeply nuts.

But Fishy is quite an attractive Betta, huh?
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In other news, I've got a new book review up. Come and read about The Other Mother. It's a great book.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Dayngr said...

You have to read Balou's recent fish naming contest. She has a beta too and needed a name. It was hilarious!

9/8/07 11:25 PM  
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15/8/07 3:40 PM  
Blogger margalit said...

This is KrisAnne from the old alt.infertility.parenting days. I just found your blog again after a long time not reading and I'm catching up on posts. I run a zoo at my house, and wanted to mention the dangers of suicidal betta fish. Those bettas sometimes will jump out of an open bowl and harden into something resembling a crayon if you are not watchful. We bought a cheap aquarium with a cover to prevent this lest Water-Buddy becomes despondent. Tell your daughter to hold a mirror up to Fishy and watch him freak out...a little mean-spirited so don't do it too often.

15/8/07 3:40 PM

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