August 8, 2010

John Jr and other tragedies...

OK, gluttons for punishment that we are, we made a Wal-mart run last night after the Redhawks game to buy a new fish. After a little 'guidance' from Mom and Dad, Colin decided on a fat Fantail Goldfish.

So without further ado, please meet John Jr. (and no, I'm not kidding about the name.)

We have had him for almost 36 hours now and he seems to be doing just swimmingly. (Yeah, I know that was a bad one.)

I am still a little nervous about letting Colin move him up to his room. My concern is if he wakes up in the morning to see John Jr. doing the dead man's float, it may traumatize him for life.

Needless to say, each night when we say our prayers, at least for a while, John Jr. will be at the top of the list.


OK - I think blogging about fish is bad luck.  I had no sooner finished this post than the boys came running out of the house (I was out on the front deck) shouting "Mom, Colin's fish is DEAD!"  Sure enough, there was JJ floating in his bowl.  
Ugh...we are so done with fish.  

I commented to the boys that I "didn't think fish were our thing."  
Of course, with a big smile Colin immediately responded with "I think we should just go ahead and get that cat."

I just don't know.  I'm thinking maybe a hamster or gerbil.  
Or maybe a turtle - after all the money we've invested in a tank, etc I'd like to get more than 36 hours of use out of it.  

Thoughts anyone? At this point, I sure am open to suggestions...uff-da!


  1. Anonymous8/09/2010

    You should try one more fish and a different store. Then if that one dies get him a cat. You guys have been saying for the past two years that if he was good with the dog he could get a cat. He has been good. He should get his cat that you said he could get.


  2. Anonymous8/09/2010

    I agree with Christopher :D

    <3 Karli :)

  3. Oh,sure - ganging up on me, eh? Actually, that is the plan. We're going to give the fish thing one more try as soon as we can get to Fargo. Hopefully, the next one will last long enough to figure out the cat thing.

    Thanks for sticking up for your little brother, Chris - even if it puts the pressure on old mom and dad. But I'm proud of you.


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