Our Offspring

We haven’t posted for many weeks. The food bearer favours the cat and he has many followers.

But we have exciting news. We have seven offspring the food bearer is raising in a separate nursery. In the summer mating season our beautiful Wave mated with several females, who deposited their eggs on a plant that was only in the pond for a week.

The food bearer, Lynette, keeps some of our plants in water filled buckets in the sunshine because The Pond is shady. She found tiny fish had hatched from their eggs and were swimming around in the bucket. More fish hatched and after a few weeks she moved them to a larger container near The Pond. With hot summer conditions she changed their bucket water often to keep them cool. They are eating brine shrimp and a little bit of flake food.

Our Names

The Food Bearer told us we should have names. We already have names, of course, but she doesn’t know them.

‘I will name you!’ she tells us. She doesn’t bother to ask for our names.

‘I will be able to call each of you by name when we have a chat,’ she says. We never have a chat, but we pretend to be pleased. I will photograph each of you and attach your name,’ she says.

We will try to remember these new names but we wonder how long this phase will last. She throws down some food from The Bountiful Supply. The cat is looking disdainfully from his perch.

New Plants for Valentine’s

For a late gift the food bearer gave us some plants. We really wanted milfoil, because we eat it, but there hasn’t been any at the local nursery all season.

The cat didn’t get a Valentine’s gift. He usually gets most of the attention.

Marsilea drummondi and Marsilea costulifera

The food bearer made a video for us.

The Pond 17 February 2021

Fresh Water: We thank the Hose

The food bearer took some of our water and gave it to the plants. It will nourish them, she told us

Then The Hose made a splashing torrent for us, filling up The Pond to its former level.

Thank you, noble Hose. We come up to thank Hose and stare at the food bearer. The lazy cat is still in bed. Then he comes outside. We watch as he attracts the attention of the human. But we are more beautiful.



Still in our temporary pond

Sasha the cat assured us we would be going back into our refurbished pond today.

Some people came and made a lot of noise dragging things around, but we are here still and they made the water muddy with sloshing water out and in.

The food provider apologized and said they would be back next Tuesday. The fibreglass may have some fumes left that would make us feel uncomfortable  she said.

So it is a matter of being patient yet again.

We swim in the currents and would love to be able to dive once again into our sheltered caves.