05 January 2011

RIP Rocky Road, i'm on a diet

Greetings all,
So how are all the New Year diets going??  I'm going along swimmingly.  Certainly no Rocky Road anymore.  Couple of hidden meanings in there, read on . . .
i'm eating grilled fish & salad for dinner . . .
 & not eating the delicious homemade pasta like the children (we made a huge batch for homemade lasagne for my father-in-law on Boxing Day & with the left over dough, we made fettuccine which we let dry, freeze & it was perfect!!) 
 We made yoghurt too, delicious, but only a little taste, i'm on a diet!!
 Rocky Road in our house is not a chocolate & marshmellow treat, she was a Siamese Fighting Fish.  Sadly during the night, she passed away, in her fish tank, alone.  Rocky Road was only with us for a month, RIP Rocky Road.  Do you like the blue pebbles from her fish tank, the 4 children even dressed in black for the funeral (FYI they don't own black clothes so they actually dressed in Halloween outfits making it look like a creepy pagan/ witchy/ black magic satanic ritual - use your imagination, photos were not taken, it was a funeral!!) 
 I'm not a fan of fish, i like useful animals like dogs, however, my evil sister bought our eldest a fish for Christmas (a male Siamese Fighting Fish named Omega) & my husband condoned the gift buy buying another one + a larger tank & accessories!!  He was the hero parent for a whole week.  Anyway, after reading Rocky Road's obituary in today's newspaper, i took my chance at being the favourite parent for the day & you guessed it, i took our daughter & bought a replacement fish.  It was going well until i called the pet shop the "Fish & Chip shop" about 3 times on the trip there.  Faux Pas??  Freudian Slip??  We did eat fish for dinner??
Moving right along . . . Meet Olive. 
 I was quite disturbed by my fishy behaviour, so i took our dog (useful animal) for a walk.  How disturbing is this . . . eeewww, another watery grave, this time for a teddy bear.  Why??
Be careful by the water people, it's dangerous, evil lurks. 
What's your best dead pet story??  I'm new to this small critical life & death fish challenge, we've only had 2 German Shepherds, the first lived happily for 11 wonderful years.  See, useful animals with longevity.  Love Posie

15 comments:

{av} said...

So happy you stumbled on my blog so I could stumble on yours :) you're already on your way to become a better cook!

My best pet death story comes from my childhood...we had to put down our Brittany Spaniel when I was three. When I asked my dad what happened to her, he said "they burned her"...which was pretty shocking for my 3-year-old self! haha. He still is so embarrassed about it!

Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve! xoxo {av}

Just Martha said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Just Martha said...

We too have done the Siamese Fighting Fish and had to go through about 4 before we got it right. Generally, the secret for us was sheer neglect! I think they die from too much love. We also moved on to goldfish with the same story. In all: Elvis, Priscilla, Joe Tribiane, Blackout, Bluey Blue (he was .... blue), Rainbow, Jaffa and Tic Tac fleetingly joined our family with Tic Tac and Blackout lasting the longest at nearly 1 year....

Cate said...

We had two fish ages ago - dorothy and elmo - for quite some time until we went away to adel for a week and left them in the care of dadddy. Just feed them was my instruction.
He swears he did.
However.
That was about 3 years...still haven't replaced them :-)
xxxCate

Sarah B said...

Oh that pic of the teddy is so sad! Poor Rocky Road, I hope Olive lives a longer life :)

plushka said...

Oh, I used to have a hamster. She was my first pet and as they do ALWAYS ask for food, I was feeding her too much. She died from obesity and lack of exercise. She was a bit lazy too so I hope it wasn't all my fault.

Well done sticking to your diet! I am on one myself and it's not easy!

Kelly said...

I grew up with German Shepherds and have always thought, if we get a got someday, it would have to be a GS. And summer is here... go the summer salads!

designed to a T said...

I've always had pets until I was married. My ex didn't have pets so therefore didn't like them and wouldn't have them. Do I still sound bitter???

Anyway my best pet death story, or so we thought, was when our little fox terrior was hit by a car on a busy road. Dad took to the backyard to dig a grave and when he went to pick her up to put her in it, she sat up and looked at him.

Luckily she'd only been knocked out by the hit. She lived on for another 7 years. And I thought only cats had 9 lives. She proved that theory wrong!!!

Melissa Searle said...

Good Luck with your diet! :) I too am trying to lose weight too. Its hard! LOL :)

Asteria said...

you wanna hear it?
i had a puppy named bruno when i was 12 y.o.
one morning before school, mum woke me up and said "bruno just died, dad ran over him while driving out of the carport".

ever since then, i've been opting for turtles (who almost died and i took them to the vet and all that).

just because you asked :)

Pamela said...

My husband told me that as a child they had a rabbit. They loved this rabbit to bits, and one day it vanished. His parents told him it died and they burried it. They grieved and he has never forgotten this rabbit.

He was talking to his parents a few years back and mentioned this rabbit, and his parents started laughing... Apparently the rabbit had not died of natural causes, his dad killed it and they had eaten it for dinner. My husband was horrified to learn 20 years after the fact that he had unwittingly eaten his pet.

Pam

quilary said...

When she was 9, our now 13 yr old was desperate for a pet and we got her 2 guinea pigs. 3yrs later one got sick and sadly died while the children were away. I was home and found Harry dead in his hutch. I was so upset, crying and carrying on as I phoned my husband and sobbed about what I should do. I had to bury him in the garden and made a headstone, so the children would know where he was buried. Then I went red-eyed and teary to my appointment at the hairdresser. I sat there silently sobbing. Luckily they were sensitive enough not to ask what was wrong because I was too embarrassed to say that I was crying for a dead guinea pig.

The Clip Cafe said...

We had some fish a while back and they started eating each other!! It was horrible!

Sindy said...

The worst pet death we had was when one of our hamsters escaped from his exercise ball. With 4 cats in the house, all we ever found was his hind quarters... Cannibal fish were another fact of life. So much excitement in life with pets - I agree that dogs are much more simple and straightforward.

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh Sindy, i think we have a winner in the horror category!! My children especially loved the puppy springing back to life next to her burial site, thanks everyone!! Love Posie