Sunday, March 11, 2007

RIP Fatboy, Blogger TV & stuff

BritBlog round up of the best of the week's blogposts is on tour and this week it's at Poon's place. (Thanks for the link,Poons.)

I'll be on 18DS Blogger TV Monday at 9pm, with Mike Denham, Michelle Tempest, Helen Szamuely and Vicky Ford if anyone fancies tuning in. Busy day tomorrow, seeing some human rights lawyers in the morning with other survivors & families about a matter to do with 7th July, having a catch up glass or two with Michael in the evening and then over to Iain's Tory lair where I will try and sound on the ball. I am knackered, fell asleep for 4 hours this afternoon, haven't read the news yet so had better get into bed with the papers and see what's what.

The sad news of the weekend was the unexpected death of Fatboy, ( see picture, the big orange one above the grey arch) our nine-and a half-year old goldfish who lived in a 3 foot tank with seven friends, including two dopey koi carp, Stripey and Goldy ( seen behind Fatboy in the picture - stripey orange & white, and pale gold) . During his almost-decade of happy life, Fatboy grew from the size of a tiny baby carrot, to the size of a very big fat parsnip, and has survived moving house three times and being transported in a fish bag, being accidentally dropped on the floor, and jumping out of his tank. I don't know why he died, he was perfectly all right then he flipped over and floated to the top of the tank. Heart attack possibly, he was very greedy. He was buried in the front garden with full fishy honours.

The main good news of the day was England winning against France. Some great new players and the captainship of Catty lifting the team no end, thank heavens. Magic stuff. J is chuffed to bits. He's watching the game again on video, grinning.

'Well, I can't enjoy it live, Rach. It's only fun when you know you've already won'.

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Blogger kobwebby said...

Ahhh, poor ol "Fatboy" an he looks so happy forever hungrily foraging away in his little tank universe thingy.

Do Stripey and Goldy miss him I wonder, or was there a collective watery sigh of relief and joy at the prospect of more food?

Here's some more fishy tails:
The longest lived Goldfish to date was a goldfish named Tish owned by Hilda Hand of Thirsk, N. Yorkshire, England. Tish lived for 43 years after being won at a fair in 1956.

Well, I hope Fatbuoys gone to that special aquarium in the sky, where the shrimp food is fresh, the waters triple filtered and angel fish fingers tender.

March 12, 2007 12:10 pm  
Blogger zoe said...

why can't i make my daughter's goldfish live that long ? tatiana's died after two weeks (the week that it happened to be in my care) but she never noticed that i replaced it!

i have no shame.

March 12, 2007 2:58 pm  
Blogger dc007 said...

Please don't stop because of the morons. I've been reading your blog since you started but comment infrequently (as dc). I've created an account now so as I can abide by your new rules. I hope they have the desired effect.

Sorry about your Fatboy. One of my hobbies is fish keeping as well (I think my first comment was a tip about your air pump not working properly). Take care and don't let the buggers get you down xx

March 12, 2007 4:01 pm  

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