Saturday, April 23, 2011

Piscine Problems

Our neighbors went away for a few days, and they are always really thoughtful and kind in asking A&N to watch the cat and feed their fish. The kids love going over and playing with the cat and reclining on the lounge chairs, they have a really nice house, and since they live right next to us, we can walk over and pick up all the garbage people leave on our road (more on that later).

Anyway, they just went away, and on the last day, A mentioned that one of the fish didn’t look so good. Uh-oh. I took a look, and sure enough, their beautiful angel fish was doing the lifeless-floating thing, eyes glazed and slime coming off the scales. What a bummer.

I called our friends to break the bad news, and they were very kind about it. They said the fish was very old and it was no surprise that it had passed on. In fact, there were two of them at one time, and the other one had died just this Winter. They even called when they got home to reassure us that it was to be expected, but it’s still kind of a drag when it happens under your watch.

We left them some brownies to cheer them up, for which they were grateful.

Oh well, life goes on, or not. Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to Christian Johnson for the pic.

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