When you name them – you love them.

Spot and Sharky

Whatever it was that blew through here last week is showing signs of moving east – We were having weather like they do in the pacific northwest! Cold, damp, rainy. Their front, moved down a bit and got us here in Northern California.

The photo above: Sharky and Spot, our 2 pond goldfish in the photo. Taken last year, they were hanging out in an aquarium on the patio while my husband redid their pond. A day or two later, they got to enjoy water lilies and other aquatic plant life. BTW the photo doesn\’t show how BIG they are. Sharky is about 6 inches and Spot is about 7 in.

This morning, my husband went out and found our pond fish Spot, in the lower pond area. We don\’t know how he got there. He was laying on his side, struggling to breathe. He scooped him back into the upper pond and his old pal, Sharky came right beside him. No doubt he is dying, but at least his buddy will be with him. Sad, Really bummed us both out.  I\’m wondering if a cat or critter, grabbed him and then dropped him in the lower pond. Poor guy. We get attached to our fish. They recognize us when we are nearby and they are like little gluttons, coming to the surface with their little mouths open. So I guess this means, the 2 smaller fish in the lower pond, Kathy and Flo will graduate to the upper pond and we\’ll get some baby goldfish for the lower. I sure hope Spot recovers, but that is probably just wishful thinking.

I filmed this, Sunday at our local lake. So peaceful. One of those, \”at the right place at the right time\” type of photo/video. I\’m pleased with it.

6 thoughts on “When you name them – you love them.

  1. Anonymous May 20, 2020 / 11:40 pm

    Well, you've probably watched them grow from one inch to 6 inches. Fish are very cool, probably smarter than we think. I know people that have had trouble with birds taking fish from their ponds.


  2. Anonymous May 21, 2020 / 4:33 am

    Oh poor Spot! I hope he makes it! So pretty with the video you made. Very relaxing there! You did a great job with it!Betty


  3. Anonymous May 21, 2020 / 9:32 am

    Years ago I thought of putting a pond in the back yard. Then I talked to some folks and heard of their struggles with critters and big birds – we have owls, hawks and herons around here. This spring, something destroyed all the eggs in my robin's nest – again. And I now have a feral cat roaming around. Went to chase it out of the back yard and it just flew up the fence post and went over to the neighbor's. I used to keep aquarium fish – up until the heater went kaflooey and I ended up with poached fish.


  4. Anonymous May 21, 2020 / 1:28 pm

    Lovely lake scene but sad story, hope Spot recovers.((💖)) Hugs.


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