Wednesday, November 28, 2007

this is getting old

...but I guess i will still post -- out of habbit perhaps, coupled with a handfull of boredome.

I thought id give you all a quick update. My fish are both dead. Kaput. Off to fishy heaven. The first one -- mortimer -- died about a month ago, at the hands (or should i say paws) of Admiral tibbits. I woke up in the morning, went to the kitchen, and saw mortimers tank, empty, and gravel all over the floor. Though i looked, I didnt find poor mortimer scaley body anywhere in the kitchen, and i assumed that tibbits ate him. I know it was tibbits cause Minouche is too fat to jump up onto the counters. Later that day, i found Mortimer on the carpet, when i stepped on him. Yay, that was fun. Our second fish, Demitrius, died just this last week, at the hands of our friend V (that is his nickname, and thank god, cause i cant spell his real name). V was our house sitter for the first few days me and christopher were away. He called a couple of days after we left. The following is an excerpt from that conversation.

V: I think your fish is dead.
Chris: why do you say that?
V: its just sitting on the bottom of the tank
Chris: It does that alot, its just a betta, they dont really do very much.
V: oh ok then.

The next day i got a call from my friend jen who was looking after the house and kittens for the last few days we were away. The following is an excerpt from that converstation.

Jen: Your fish is dead. I flushed it.

So aparently V was right, the fish wasnt just resting at the bottom of the tank. It was indeed, very dead. Well, you never can expect too much from house/pet sitters i suppose. At least he didnt kill one of the kittens.

6 comments:

Tom & Mel Kartmazov said...

That sucks. fishies are unreliable pets in that sense -- some day they just float up to the top belly up... maybe the second one died because he no longer had a purpose to live -- his life-long enemy was defeated, ambitions ran low... i mean, what do you do after you get rid of all your enemies?

mrchris said...

Hmm that sucks.....

Well good to know your still out there somewhere... since you dont write or call or drive through here anymore;)

Oakley said...

AUGH! Oakley returns...

itinerant_tee said...

Hey oaks, and mr chris. Nice to hear from you both. I hope things are good! I was in both of your cities very very briefly in the recent past. I wanted to call you up and have lunch or something, but i was in seattle all of 8 minutes, and we drove through st louis at like 2 in the am. Anyway, glad to see you are both around -- are things well? Whats new? Got any exciting christmas plans? Take care!

Drew said...

merry christmas t!!!!

Oakley said...

I just flew back from Washington D.C. today (parents live there) which was fun and great! Things are great