Not so good news

This summer has been so hot that most of our plants have died. We still have two plants on our shelves that have leaves and our Papyrus plants. Our waterlily is shooting up leaves, but something eats them before they get to the top of the water. Maybe we are eating them? The human keeps staring at the plant and wondering what to do. She even bought a new waterlily and it was okay for a while. Then the leaves started to disappear.

But we are still feeding and playing.

We will get the human to look at the pond and take a photo or two to upload.

Princess Aurora goes to the Rainbow Bridge Pond

POEM FOR PRINCESS AURORA FROM THE POND FISH

For she who swims now through the endless shining waters

We mourn for her
our hearts diminished.
Swimming deeper
we bathe in the shadows of the lily
dive through the sparkle
of the fountain water

She dwells now in our memory
her scales are iridescent opals
they are pearl drops in the moonlight

Seaweeds stroke her body
in the eddies and byways
near the shores of her departure

Sisters and brothers
brush their fins against her gently,
guide her through the currents
to the spirits of our ancestors
as they pass in mighty shoals
swimming through the long time
the days and nights
forever

 transcribed by Lynette Arden for the Pond Fish

 

 

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 . . .

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.

 

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”