Derby #84: The Sea

Overfed

Rejected because: This isn't really 'sea' related. Save it for our home aquarium derby.

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abinky26


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zenbifocals


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shes not kidding...I put a steak in the fish bowl one time and before goldie could finish the meat, the water got all nasty and he couldn't drink the broth either.

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I am always worried that my wife will overfeed her beta and I'll end up finding him dead and have to run out and get a replacement before she notices. That and I think my cat is constantly planning on getting him. GMV!

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What a sad, sad picture. Some kid is going come home from spending the weekend at Nana's house and find poor Dorothy (yes he did name it after the fish on Elmo's world which makes it that much more sad) floating belly up. He is going to shout, scream, and yell, the whole while jerking on your jeans leg and throwing a fit on the floor. But all you will hear is the flushing sound, flushing the innocence of your child away. Why? Why did you allow your son to play that stupid carnival game? You did not even have anything to put the goldfish in when you got home from the faire. But you washed out an empty Oleo tub and dumped the fish in out of its bag. The next day you came home with a special present for your son - a goldfish bowl and food for his new pet. Now for him it was real! He not only had a real fish, but a real bowl to put it in and real food to feed it. You and your son spent an hour talking about how to care for the fish, how to change the water, and how much food to feed it. "One pinch only!" you instructed. "One pinch only" still echoes through your head. You did not tell him what happens when you over feed the fish. But how could you know? Your last pet was a hamster back in the eighties. It gnawed its way out of the habitrail and you could not find it again. Truth is, your mom did not tell you that the appliance repairman found "chucky" (gosh, why did you name your hamster after a horror movie character? You were a messed up child.) stuck in the fan blades of the condensor coil under the refridgerator. It was a simple repair removing the carcass and the fan returned to spinning. He only charged her a service fee. But your mother never told you. You were all the better for that though. Now here, looking down at the swirling waters of the commode you are shocked to see that as the water settles back down, Dorothy floats back up to the top. It did not go down. This does nothing to calm your poor son who has reached a new plateau in fits. After waiting for the toilet to finish running you sigh inwardly and flush again, this time holding the handle down so as to completely empty the reservoir and get a more complete flush. Dorothy is gone.
Still, it is an important time in a child's life, loss of their first pet.
GMV!

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Rejected because: This isn't really 'sea' related. Save it for our home aquarium derby.


Man, that was a nice way of cleaning out the dead fish bowl.

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