Monday, June 8, 2009

Makes My Monday: In the Bag

Our pet-passionate pair (and their dad and I) anxiously await a pound rescue in the coming months. In the interim, we've offered our animal affection to an assorted succession of finned friends. Sadly last week, canary yellow guppy, Anna Banana, swam her last.

Could the algae be too plentiful in the twins' room tank? A mini-lesson in marine biology later, and Saturday afternoon, Sarah went to the pet store counter and confidently asked, "Could you get us an otocynclus, please?"
Sarah's assertiveness and our new algae-eater, Rocket, Make My Monday!

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24 comments:

Missy said...

Rocket, a perfect name! Pets are the best!
Playing along today too.

Missy said...

Ha! I just re-read - an otocynclus! Did the guy/girl at the pet shop have a clue?

Barbara Manatee said...

We never had much luck with fish either. Hope this one swims longer!

Playing along!
http://barbaramanatee.blogspot.com/2009/06/kaleidoscope.html

cat said...

Oh that's cute - and a great name too. But I also loved Anna Bananna! Awaiting the pound puppy's name - could only be original.

Playing along as per usual:
http://juggelingactoflife.blogspot.com/2009/06/makes-my-monday-super-trolleys-and.html

Terra said...

TOO CUTE, Lauren has had a fish since January (Phoenix is his name) and he just keeps swimming...

Laura said...

I pretty much kill fish.

In on Makes My Monday.

Sugar Boogers & Tantrums said...

I too kill fish. Mine never seem to live longer then 3 weeks. The only one I can get to live for a long time are Beta. Have a great Monday!

Sugar Boogers & Tantrums said...

oops...playing along today. http://breelynfaith.blogspot.com/

:)

BoufMom9 said...

Perfect pet! Algae eaters can't be killed. LOL
(we've had LOTS of them. Also lots of fun to watch)
Great name!

Playing along today:
http://bouffard11.blogspot.com/2009/06/m6-pa-house-make-over-1.html

Nicole O'Dell said...

Fun! I think aquariums are so educational and fun for kids! We had an awesome 36 gallon tall tank a few years back. It really was beautiful. Then the stand it was on crashed and the whole thing fell and little fish were flopping around the room. At the time, we also had a big tank with two oscars in it--they were each about 18" long. Well the best we could do for the little fishies was to throw them quickly into the other tank hoping they'd find a place to hide. Nope. Gulp.

The Oscars befriended the one parrot fish, though. And they lived happily ever after. For a while.

lol

Have fun!!

Nicole O'Dell said...

Oh, I forgot to leave my link:

www.odelltrips.blogspot.com

Sotorrific Twins said...

I love those algae eaters - its so cool that you see their little mouths!

I've joined in the fun:

http://sotorrifictwins.blogspot.com/

Devri said...

Anything that we get at this house ends up dying... oh the drama...

Good thing the children are still alive! lol

Jen B. said...

How cute! She looks so excited! I hope they're enjoying the new fish!

Jen B. said...

Playing along today.... barrick-times.blogspot.com

mommytoalot said...

Oh neat! I so remember those fish in the bag days.

Love the pic
playing along today as well.
LIsahttp://mylifemommytoalot.blogspot.com/
thanks

Julie B. said...

If the wait becomes too long, you are welcome to a Bouf house rescue. Her name is Sophie, she is a 1 1/2 year old lab mix and she will help herself to ANY food left out on the kitchen counter.

Playing along!

Julie B. said...

oops forgot my link :)

http://bouffamily.blogspot.com/2009/06/makes-my-monday-sleeping-children.html

Threeundertwo said...

Good for her! I'm not even sure I can pronounce that.

I'm playing along today too.

http://litandlaundry.blogspot.com/2009/06/makes-my-monday-last-lap.html

Tracy said...

Love it! And this week, I'm playing along.

Lani said...

Playing along today!
www.lyonstriplets.blogspot.com

Nicci said...

Hope Rocket keeps every'fish' else alive!

I am looking for some mom wisdom- maybe something I might be doing weekly... we'll see how it goes this week, if you don't mind stopping by and playing along yourself! I owe you a makes my monday next week! :-)

Nancy said...

oh cute! Love that happy, happy picture!!

We have an algae-eater that Burke named "stick" because it sticks to the fish tank walls. LOL

jungletwins said...

Very cool! I remember buying one years ago and the pet store employee saying, "when you go to sleep, that's when he goes to work!" So true. Those little guys definitely earn their keep :)