10 May 2011

Last week I got a new fish, Guppy, who is white with orange tie-dye markings. At first I thought she might die of shock. She lives on my desk in a water garden consisting of three small potted plants and a handful of floating ones. She zooms around in a fluttering of fins and the cat strains his neck to drink over the lip of the bowl.

The last goldfish I had in a bowl lived two and a half years before dying in a heat wave. This time at least I know to change the water and add ice cubes if it gets too hot.

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