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To think that one single cheerio really is a sufficient dinner for a plastic goldfish?

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professorsnape Sat 09-Jul-11 17:38:44

DD says otherwise.

He's been sitting in a glass of water on the windowsill most day. Got stories read to him, was brought out in the garden and even got his glass changed. Very little swimming around.

DD declared it was feeding time and asked me what we should give him.

I thought one cheerio would be enough to fill him.

She thinks he deserves at least two cheerios and a treat afterwards.

Am just checking as don't want to be liable for cruelty/underfeeding of inanimate plastic goldfishes.

His name is Yanky Doodle Dandy btw smile

farewellfigure Wed 13-Jul-11 15:31:32

Poor plastic goldfish. I was excited to think about what your DD was going to feed him next sad

Can we talk about my DS's plastic guinea pigs now? They have one raisin to share between 3 of them, and the raisin is 2 weeks old. I don't think DS is being a responsible carer.

Also, the guinea pigs were free. How come free toys entertain children for 100 times longer than ones that cost £20?

RIP goldfish.

HoneyNorwegianRidgebackdragon Wed 13-Jul-11 13:39:14

I wish my stomach was as big as one of my eyeballs

HoneyNorwegianRidgebackdragon Wed 13-Jul-11 13:38:41

Does that mean black moors can eat more than normal goldfish?

HerbWoman Wed 13-Jul-11 10:40:12

I think you might have overfed him - fish stomachs are only as big as their eyeballs. You probably needed to cut the cheerio into quarters. Never mind - better luck next time.

Anna1976 Wed 13-Jul-11 09:41:47

posted on here to whine about relatives and their issues last week. While the replies to that post were constructive and helpful, this has helped me considerably more smile - though I have spat tea on my keyboard a couple of times.

NoWittyName Wed 13-Jul-11 08:43:15

...where he has as many cheerios as his plastic fish sized heart desires...

professorsnape Tue 12-Jul-11 23:56:17

Thank you all for your kind words.

We're comforting ourselves with the knowledge that he has gone to his eternal reward - the great big water filled conservatory in the sky



NorksAreMessy Tue 12-Jul-11 14:16:16

Nooooooooooo, say it ain't so, professor
how is your DD?, does she need some counselling, or are you going to do the 'he went off to live on a farm' thing?

Is the tunarel planned? Will it be a fishamist service, or do you believe in Cod?

NoWittyName Tue 12-Jul-11 12:24:04

I will light a candle for him. sad

...are you getting a post mortem to check whether it was to do with the cheerio eating?..

FourThousandHoles Tue 12-Jul-11 10:21:37

poor plastic fishie
he swam and ate cheerios
now he is no more

GentleOtter Tue 12-Jul-11 10:07:12

Oh little fish, you were fintastic,
Tail of gold, body of plastic,
Now you float around the glass,
Upside down.
You were class.

professorsnape Tue 12-Jul-11 10:03:55

I have some rather bad news.

We found Yanky Doodle floating upsidedown in his little glass this morning.


We had some good times. We had some bad times.

May he rest in plaice.

lalabaloo Mon 11-Jul-11 14:35:29

Norks :D genius!

NoWittyName Mon 11-Jul-11 07:58:41

Fantastic start to the day catching up on all this!

Hope fish slept you have to start food choices again for the new day!

NorksAreMessy Sun 10-Jul-11 23:41:57

professor started it. I am just going with the flow

HoneyNorwegianRidgebackdragon Sun 10-Jul-11 23:38:27

We had managed all this time to not descend into fish puns, and now look what you've achieved.

I'm now trying to stop myself doing one just for the halibut.

NorksAreMessy Sun 10-Jul-11 23:30:18

oh my cod!

It is not my plaice to tell you how to look after the PFPG, especially as I have reached the minnowpause, but in my sole I know that singing Bohemian Anchovy to it will be an amazing finomenon and Quite brill-iant.
Only then will you have discovered the true porpoise of life

OracleInaCoracle Sun 10-Jul-11 22:48:59

brilliant, just brilliant!

professorsnape Sun 10-Jul-11 22:45:18

Indeed no Ialabaloo, he it not a PFPG but he is adopted from the home for NIG (Neglected Immigrant Goldfish)

He even came with his own care worker who checks on him regularly.

She's a buxom yellow plastic fish. They sit on the windowsill every Wednesday morning. She has a mini suitcase and takes notes on how he's getting on.

She is happy that he is sett'LING' well smile

HoneyNorwegianRidgebackdragon Sun 10-Jul-11 18:03:34


Won't somebody think of the plastic goldfish!


InTheNightKitchen Sun 10-Jul-11 17:41:16

I have several goldfish and I never feed them on anything except Greggs' sausage rolls.

lalabaloo Sun 10-Jul-11 16:52:44

Your DD sounds very protective, is he a PFPG (Precious First Plastic Goldfish)? I think he could also benefit from watcing Shark Tale...

StealthPolarBear Sun 10-Jul-11 15:24:22

PMSL Norks

Don't forget Jaws

whereseveryonegone Sun 10-Jul-11 15:16:05

What meal? Cheerios are breakfast surely a sandwich would be a lunch alternative or full roast as its Sunday?

NoWittyName Sun 10-Jul-11 11:14:36

loving the lunacy! xxxxxxxx

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