Thursday, January 31, 2008
Grouch, the Fish
Sometimes out of the corner of my eye I catch my fish Grouch staring at me just like this. It's a little disconcerting as I am quite certain that he is smarter than the average fish. I always wonder what he is thinking. Why do I think Grouch is smarter than your average beta, you ask?
1. He knows that every morning at 9 am I feed him, I know he knows, because every morning when he sees me he stares at me until I notice him. Then when I do notice him, he begins swimming erratically almost like he is having a aquatic seizure, until he gets food. This is not his normal throughout the day behavior.
2. When he gets tired of swimming he takes a rest on top of his plastic plant. I mean a real rest where he completely stops moving. If he weren't still upright, I might think he was dead. This may seem lazy to some uncreative people, really it is amazing he figured out how to take a break from all that water treading he does.
3. I've seen him inscribing his memoirs into the tank rocks, and while he hasn't yet disclosed the title to me, I trust that it will win the Pulitzer.
Posted by Lindsay at 3:50 PM