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Old 01-27-2013, 02:18 PM   #8591
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A Google search brought me no closer to putting this in context. Could you please expound?
It was my son Daniel's fish. He jumped out the tank and went splat. Poor thing still swam for a few hours before going belly up! I replaced him with an almost identical fish but my son noticed he had a bit of orange in his tail. I told him Big Blue was feeling a bit flushed after falling on the floor, thank goodness he believed me! Didn't have the heart to tell him his fish was flushed down the loo!
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:20 PM   #8592
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RIP Big Blue!!!
No need to feel Blue, he's in Sashimi heaven
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Thanks for clearing that up Snip. I'm glad you were able to replace your son's fish without breaking his heart.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:28 PM   #8594
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I am trying to get the energy up to get doing some housework. Violet has decided that Sunday is a day of play and is desperately trying to persuade me with every toy imaginable and that irresistible "puppy dog eyes" look she has perfected. So I guess I will give in to her one more time before tackling the bathroom.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:28 PM   #8595
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lol, snip.

i did the same thing with my son's goldfish, goldie and swimmer. they died when i was cleaning the tank (new water too warm, i think?), so before he got home from school i drove all over the county looking for fish that looked similar. he saw the differences, but i sold hiim on it. to this day he doesn't know. and never needs to.

actually, i've replaced goldie twice.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:33 PM   #8596
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Thanks for clearing that up Snip. I'm glad you were able to replace your son's fish without breaking his heart.
My pleasure His fish got a new tank today so Daniel's happy as can be. I got my ice bucket back too
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:37 PM   #8597
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lol, snip.

i did the same thing with my son's goldfish, goldie and swimmer. they died when i was cleaning the tank (new water too warm, i think?), so before he got home from school i drove all over the county looking for fish that looked similar. he saw the differences, but i sold hiim on it. to this day he doesn't know. and never needs to.

actually, i've replaced goldie twice.
Think we've all done it Why hurt their feeling if you don't have to hey?
This fish jumped out though. You always add some of the old water to the new and let the water come to the same temp as the old before putting the fish back.
Luckily Big Blue was a guppy, they are easy to replace since they look so similar.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:37 PM   #8598
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lol, snip.

i did the same thing with my son's goldfish, goldie and swimmer. they died when i was cleaning the tank (new water too warm, i think?), so before he got home from school i drove all over the county looking for fish that looked similar. he saw the differences, but i sold hiim on it. to this day he doesn't know. and never needs to.

actually, i've replaced goldie twice.


Reminds me of a story about my mom. When she was very little, her family had a beloved blond cocker spaniel. The dog died without her knowledge when she was visiting relatives, so her dad looked all over for another cocker, and found one, only it was black. Her mother carefully explained that the dog had changed color in her absence. Mom pondered this for awhile, then asked, "What color Daddy now?"
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The U.S. Skating Championships for 2014 are coming to Boston next January. The winners from that will go on to the Olympics in February. My daughter is going to get tickets for us to go see it. I want to go the second day. That is the day the girls usually skate and they put on a skating show at the end.
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I thought I'd start a thread about nothing (ala Seinfeld ).
I know there are times I do something and have no one to share it with, no matter how mundane. And I don't do the FB thing, all though I certainly get spammed enough from them. Probably from someone's email list that I'm on
So if you join in fine, if you read along fine, if you put this thread on your ignore list, well that's fine, too

So tonight I'll be "doing" this.

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I found this sucker under the eave of my chicken coop when I went to check on their water. I'm lucky I didn't bump the coop with the lawn mower earlier today It's quite active, but I'm hoping to deactivate it after it gets dark
If you can reach it from the ground, when it cools down enough and ther is no activity around the hive you can put a plastic bag over it and take the whole thing down and seal the top and dispose of it..But you have to be quick
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