October 11, 2004

Mourning Fat Bob and Curious George

Writing about Goldfish–sitting from 1129 - Ali's () blog

Reading Alison's entry about goldfish has prompted me to come to terms with my recent losses.

Our first goldfish, Fat Bob died a few weeks ago whilst we were away on holiday. Curious George it seems, at all the food and starved the previously quite rotund Bob to death :(

Now, just a few weeks later, we have managed to kill George as well. I don't know if it was guilt, or just lonlieness that finally took George to meet his maker…either way, we are now fishless :(

To think we are meant to be looking after one of my parents' dogs next month!


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  1. Goldfish really hate being alone. The worst thing in the world is a solitary fish. Get fish in pairs or threes. It's better for them.

    12 Oct 2004, 01:43

  2. So I discovered :(

    12 Oct 2004, 08:44

  3. Steven Carpenter

    Are you getting some more fish to replace them? A marine tank in your conservatory might look cool.

    12 Oct 2004, 15:55

  4. I feel quite sad. I put a post on my blog, you do a followup and end up with more comments than me! You're obviously a popular guy!

    Anyhow – on the subject of fish – I went to the Slug and Lettuce in Cardiff and instead of having a fish tank they projected a video of tropical fish in a tank onto a 6ft x 4ft area of white wall. It was so effective, relaxing and obviously there was no need to worry about the fish dying or having to clean the tank!

    12 Oct 2004, 16:50

  5. Maybe I should do that. I can certainly manage to look after a computer. However, our tank has already cost us some money, and I'm not sure if I could justify a projector instead of a new fish :)

    12 Oct 2004, 16:52

  6. but think of the things you could do with a projector that you couldn't do with a fish…

    13 Oct 2004, 15:22


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