Mama Diaries

Friday, September 21, 2012

Finding Nemo

First of all, I'd like to say thanks to all of you who stopped by for author, Virginia Wright's guest post.  You left some wonderful comments for her!  The winners of the giveaway are Winnie and Vanisha.  Congratulations!

Second, my commenting and posting here is going to be sporadic for the next few days.  We're having our entire house painted, so our main computer is down, and our Wi Fi connection is not always available.  I'll do my best to post and comment on everybody's blogs, but if I'm not here, you'll know why.

Now, for the story.  A couple of months ago, one of our angelfish disappeared.

"Mama, where did it go?" my son asked.

"I don't know," I said.  "Maybe it went into the castle and died.  Fish do that sometimes."

I never saw the body, so it was a bit of a mystery, until yesterday.  We had to move the fish tank so that the painters could get to the wall behind it.  And guess what was lying on the floor behind it?  Yep.  The dead angel fish.  Apparently he wanted to head for the open sea, like that fish in the movie, Finding Nemo.  One of his buddies decided to jump out of the tank, too.  So there were two dead fish on the floor.

My husband looked at them and laughed.  "They should've watched Finding Nemo to figure out a better way to get to the sea!"

Yeah, something like that.  I personally think they got a look at Schultz's big head when he stuck his snoot by the the tank.  He probably scared the heck out of them, and they died trying to escape!

16 comments:

  1. Is it possible that Schultz used his nose or a paw to assist the two fish in departing this life? I know that's usually a cat's job, but maybe Schultz is one of those very responsible dogs who thinks he has to take care of everything himself.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Haha! No, I think he would've knocked over the fish tank if he had tried that.

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  2. How sad. I never heard of fish jumping out of tanks, but now I know.

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    1. It was kind of sad. I really liked that angelfish.

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  3. Poor fish. :( On a lighter note, repainting sounds exciting.

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    1. We're happy to have the house repainted, but we'll be even happier when all the furniture and everything is back to normal. The house is so torn up!

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  4. Or maybe Schultz offered to take them to the sea as a way to get a snack, they just jumped the wrong way haha

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    1. I wonder if Schultz would like angelfish chips. That thing was pretty dried out!

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  5. Poor fish. I had a goldfish that did that once and we didn't find it for a few days.

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    1. I have no idea how long those fish were there. It's amazing what you find when you pull furniture away from the walls!

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  6. Our little goldfish tried to do the same thing last night! Luckily, we caught him before he made it out!
    Good luck with the painting...:)

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    1. I'm glad you were able to save your goldfish before it was too late!

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  7. Nice time of year to be painting. How sad about the fish. : (

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  8. That happened to me before. I couldn't find a fish and wondered where it was, and after searching I found it behind a furniture. It was very sad.

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    1. I wonder what inspires fish to make the jump.

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