Monday, June 28, 2010

Meet Sookie

Meet my goldfish, Sookie

Ryan and I finally agreed on a name today

I kept calling her "Fishy" - and he thought that was too wimpy, he wanted a boy name and kept suggesting stupid names based on shows. Finally, I said, "Let's name it something we both like.  We joked about Sookie, and he said, "Ok, it can be a girl, if we can call her "Sookie".  I love it.

I've had her for 3 weeks now

I thought getting a goldfish would be easy

So, I didn't really do any research

Just stopped at a neighborhood pet shop

My main concern was how many to get

I mean, do goldfish need friends?

When I mentioned to someone that I was getting one,

The first thing out of their mouth was, "You have to feed them everyday"

I'm like, "Duh, I raised a child, he is 24 - I think I can do that"

What I didn't think about was that they can't live in regular tap water

They also require their bowls to be cleaned daily if not every other day

The big thing is that while I have Sookie in a bowl, goldfish really require 20 gallons of water
or a tank with a filter

So, when I got this bright idea from a popular magazine suggesting that goldfish are great summer table decorations

I did not know that goldfish really require more than just a bowl and some water to survive

So, this is a public annoucement

Do not just purchase a goldfish randomly

Research it first

I wish I had.. if so, I wouldn't have gotten one


 I will say this...

I was worried when I got her home that maybe I took her from her family and friends

Seriously, I had these thoughts...

is she a girl or is it a boy?
she's very fluffy and pretty, so I decided she's a girl
..was she married..
did she have kids..
was she a sister..
did I take her from her best friend..



did I save her from a horrible life..



just maybe

she is happier in her bowl
now that she has her own room

she seems to be okay...

sometimes it's like she is frolicking in the water

or maybe she is just a spaz like me!


lexlocilori said...

I think a fish is high maintenance compared to the return. They just swim around. Hard to get too motivated to take the time. That is just me. Stopping by from SITs. Have a great week.

LambAround said...

Fish smish. You need a GUINEA PIG! :)

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Anonymous said...

Congrats Sandi.....on your new companion, Sookie ! She's just shining in her bowl, like she thinks she's a princess or something ! Of course she thinks she has a private room.......and loves it ! She's just beautiful !! May you both enjoy a long and happy life together !, Norma

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