Friday, September 3, 2010

fishbowl

Alfredo got this fish for his birthday way back in January. I wasn't exactly thrilled with the idea because, well, what if he didn't live long. Fish don't typically live very long, right? That's been my experience.

I've done my best, feeding and changing water rather regularly. Lo and behold, here we are nine months later and he's doing great.

I decided to move him on up to the East side, in a deluxe apartment in the skyyyyyYy.

He moved out of his ugly uninspired plastic bowl into this very lovely glass fishbowl. I think he likes it. In a couple of weeks, his new friends Snail One and Snail Two will move in too. They need some algae growth first.

For now, he seems to be digging his happy new home.

What's our fish's name? If you can guess, you'll get a gift.


p.s. Lots of interest in the skirt I was wearing a couple of posts ago. To be honest, I'm wearing that same skirt pretty much continuously these days. It's from Matilda Jane...I'm totally in love with this company. I'm hoping my friends at the cottage will host a trunk show.

30 comments:

lynda said...

one fish

Crystal said...

i guess fish, goldy or dorothy. :) super cute! I can't believe how big he is!

Anonymous said...

my guess is "fishy"

Kim
kimmiem43@netzero.net

LiLi M. said...

I guess Nemo! Have fun!

Kim G. said...

Dorothy. Ours are always named Dorothy. We are on our fourth Dorothy.

KarenB said...

My goldfish was named Moby Dick. Just a thought. ;-)

Renee said...

I am guessing fish one :)

tracy said...

I have a 2 1/2 year old boy, so I am guessing Dorothy -it's all about "melmo" in our house :) Our fish lasted 1 week, so you are on a roll. Congrats!
Tracy

Loraine said...

Goldy

or

Dorothy

:-)

Rainy said...

I had two thoughts Birthday or Turtle, just came to mind at the moment. My son had a beta fish Barney that lived a couple years and broke our hearts when he left.

corinne said...

Norval? xo

Recycled Rita said...

Dr. Suess? I just want to warn you that if you get the snails, you may end up with mannnnnny snails! We got a couple for my kids fish bowl when they were little and ended up being over-run by snails...the pet store later told me that even with one snail that can happen. Very cute bowl!
karen....

Sandy said...

My Dad got me 2 goldfish when I was younger: Jack and Jill. (I was creative.) Jack died the first day, which was unfortunate but a good teaching point for life.) Jill, the trooper goldfish she was, actually lived 8 years. We credit that to the fact that she went from bowl in kitchen to pond in the backyard not long after her arrival.

I'll keep Alfredo's fish in my well wishes health wise. ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Amy, my name guess for Alfredo's fish is:
Fishtail or Little Fish

Alfredo is getting big and is so
cute! : )

Hugs,
Janis

Dawn said...

Gill?

Anonymous said...

We have one at our house named "Fishie" so I am guessing it's name is FISHY. Peter chose the latter spelling.

Shelly

Cindy said...

Hmmm, is the dear little fish named Bubbles?

When I saw this post, I thought of one of my favorite little rhyming songs for children. One of the verses goes:

"I've a pair of fishes, fishes. They are washing dishes, dishes. This is indeed a wonder. See the fishes washing dishes. This is quite a wonder. This is a quite a wonder!" (There are also foxes in boxes, kittens wearing mittens, bunnies reading the funnies, and parrots eating carrots. Love it!)

mo said...

My brother in law received a goldfish in a plastic bag as a prize at the county fair many years ago. To make a long story short, that little goldfish in a bag lived for about 9 years and grew to be about 10 inches long. You might need a bigger bowl!

AidelK said...

Based on the snail's names, I guessing Fish--but since some folks have already guessed that...I'll say Mr. Fish! Happy Labor day weekend!

Tina said...

I'm guessing PEZ. The Spanish word for a fish in water.

Anonymous said...

One Fish as in One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish?
Alfredo is so sweet. I cant help but smile everytime I see his picture.
Hugs to you all.
Amy James
amy.james@swbell.net

Lori Bei Durst said...

I'll say "Bert" :o)

Jana said...

My guess is Flounder.
My goldfish is six years old and is still alive!

Elyse said...

well, because of "the jeffersons" reference, i'm going to guess that the fish's name is weezie.

xo
elyse

Jen Kershner said...

I'm going with Nemo.

You almost made me want a fish. Almost...

Brenda said...

My name guess is: Cracker

My Life Under the Bus said...

LOL !!! No one guessed !!! We are the proud new owners of 2 fancy goldfish and 3 blackmoors . Their names are Fifi, Pierre,Ceviche, Scampi and Jaques.....I wonder if anyone would guess those names ! Our snails are Gary 1 and Gary 2 ( like on Sponge Bob )

lori said...

fyi I have found if gold fish live past the first week they seem to live FOREVER!!!! I know your story ours is now officially over a year!! glug glug

Heather said...

NO guess from me since I saw the answer in a more recent post, but I wanted to share with you that my little Lily got a goldfish from the Carnival 3 years ago...and it is STILL Alive! Oswald has impressed us all! I didn't think he would survive the trip home, my daughter took on the character of the little girl in Finding Nemo. Resiliant little guy...

Bridget said...

I am not going to guess either... but also wanted to share that "Pearl" also a carnival fish like Heather's comment above mine is now 8yrs old! Pretty amazing dont' you think?!