Swimming on a Hot Day

The weather is hot again. It is supposed to be an Indian Summer, we heard. Summer does not seem to have stopped for a long time. We had some of our pond water changed over a week ago. No one seems to remember exactly when.

The days melt into one another.

The blue umbrella is opened to shelter us. Breakfast was stress free, as the cat stayed indoors. The food bearer told us he had appropriated a chair for himself by throwing out the former occupants.

This is typical cat behaviour, no doubt.

We are pleased for him and hope he stays there.

Meanwhile we swim. Silky water wavers through our fins . . .

Happy Fourth Birthday to the Cat Sasha

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Dear Sasha, here is your special web birthday gift. It is a very small book of some photos of you in a PDF file. As you cannot put PDF files on your old fashioned blog, the food bearer asked us to put it on our blog for you.

Princess Aurora for all the Pond Fish

p.s. It took a long time for us to make your birthday card and we hope you are grateful.

The food bearer, Lynettea, says she made your book on Canva https://www.canva.com/

on the web for you.

 SASHA’S BOOK

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Princess Aurora Interviews the Cat Sasha

cropped-interviewThe Cat Sasha is always very interested in supervising us at meal times. Princess Aurora wondered why he was so often staring at us when we ate. Our foods are very tiny, mere grains, and could surely not tempt a huge cat like Sasha.

Maybe he thinks he will put us in some kind of order to eat the foods. We would resent that. We do not like any interference in our regular habits. We are capable of eating our foods without supervision.

Now we find that it is his birthday in a couple of days and Lynettea wants us to surprise him with a secret gift. We have not had a gift for our many birthdays. So many birthdays we can count when no-one has given us a gift.

We resent being asked. But we suppose we will comply, as the food bearer has requested it.

When Princess Aurora asked him why he was looking at us, he fobbed her off with a silent stare. Then Lynettea forced him to move away, so she was not able to continue the interview.

 

Sasha

WE do not get to post much on our blog. Now we are being forced to report on Sasha and post on his blog. WE regard this as a favour and hope he appreciates our regard for his well being.

He is sulking in his hiding place during the day at the nice place he has been sent to, and coming out at night to eat his food. This does not seem normal to us. But what do we know? WE are fish and used to the watery world. WE also tend to hide away under our rocky shelves during the day in the hotter weather.

Death of Streak

We have a sad announcement. Our matriarch, Streak, died yesterday.

Lynettea took her out of the Pond World when she saw Streak floating in some vegetation at the surface. Streak was our oldest relative.  She was more than twenty years old. She had developed tumours in her old age, but they did not seem to affect her enjoyment of Pond Life. She was still swimming and playing with us, and eating her food. Continue reading “Death of Streak”

More Rain and Wind

The Human bailed out The Pond Water this morning with a small bucket. It takes her many tri20160108_094530ps from The Pond to the drainage outlet. Overnight we had gained several centimetres of water. We wonder if we gather enough water in The Pond, whether it will take over a larger area and we can set off on an adventure into other parts of the world.

The Cat Sasha tells us this is a BAD IDEA. We wonder if he doesn’t want us to intrude into his territory. He has the run of the house and garden. Maybe he doesn’t want any of us sitting beside him on the lounge watching TV. We can only wonder at the thought of television and if we might see any interesting programs about Fish.