Until recently I had a big dog...a big unfriendly dog!
He wasn’t always unfriendly, he just got grumpier as he got older, and he got old…
Regulars here will know his story and perhaps you’re wondering why I’m bringing it up… Fish, that’s why!
I also have a small pond with a couple of goldfish in it, I carefully selected gold goldfish so if they died (which they did) I could replace them without my daughter knowing her pets had been replaced.
Flipper and Fish Finger lived through many, many reincarnations.
Recently the dog died and the Grandkids could finally and for the first time ever go out into my back yard. The first time they ventured forth they were timid and constantly on the lookout for the big dog but soon learned that my yard has many cool hiding places for kids.
It came to pass that I was working on their parents car (my daughter and son-in-law) when one of the kids came to tell me that the fish ‘feel funny’.
I gave them the ‘fish are to look at and not touch’ talk but the next morning they were floating belly up.
Who’d have thought that having a big grumpy dog would mean your fish live longer?
Aside: Only a couple of years ago my now adult daughter said her goldfish must be the longest lived fish she ever heard about...I told her the truth...and about Santa and the Easter Bunny.
These are the only pics of one of the fish..(no idea which is which or which reincarnation this one was) But as you can see it was for a Photoshop trick. (no fish were harmed during this photo)