Daily Drama 12

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Daily Drama 12

You’ll be happy to hear I did NOT stop to take a photo of yesterday’s first event. Dobby’s swimming pool pump has two filters, one in the pool and one just in front of the pump. The one by the pump has a clear plastic dome and I was surprised a couple days ago to see an orange flash in there, but decided it was a reflection off my shirt. I clean that filter out only occasionally because the entire pool tries to empty out through that opening when you pull the filter basket out. Fortunately, I decided to clean it out yesterday and, yup, there was a fish in there! I quickly tossed him into the pool (no photo!) but he was in there while the pump was on for 4 hours the night before, spinning like a top! This morning there were three dummies in the POOL filter basket. I’ve never had even one in there before. Must be the season when goldfish migrate.

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Darwin Award Candidates?

There is a Turtle Story coming but it is to complicated to go into right now. Anyway, here is poor little lonely Quasimodo, enjoying a sunny moment. The tiny goldfish I got him are not the same as having a turtle friend. Maybe another one will need sanctuary here some day.

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Meh. Goldfish.

That  large wilted gray-green stalk on the ground was a beautiful tall upright sunflower on Tuesday. It managed to sprout and grow and survive until then. Dobby doesn’t really go into that area. I have it fenced off so the rabbits can go in there without him bothering them. So what happened to my beautiful sunflower? It was almost ready to bloom!

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Wiley Wabbit says he has no idea what happened to it.

Dobby never fails to amaze me. I was in his pen, scooping equipment in hand, looking around for something to scoop. Like guinea pigs, capybaras are prolific- big eaters for sure, but more seems to come out than goes in. So as a capybara owner, nothing to scoop could mean digestive problems or even a blockage. Oh, look! There it is, IN HIS WATER BOWL! Maybe he finally noticed that those are fire hydrant decorations.

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“I’m not a dog!”

 

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2 responses »

  1. Wow that must have been some dizzy goldfish spinning like that. So did you keep them as pets too? You have awesome animals.How many animals do you have all together? My sunflowers are looking like that now too. But it’s my regular squirrelfriends that love the seeds. My yard is their yard. LOL I love the bunny, so pretty. Can’t believe “The Prince” pooped in his water bowl. By the way I love your “About Stacy Winnick” post above. That’s cute.

    • The goldfish are used for mosquito abatement in Dobby’s pool, the turtle tank, and another little garden pool I have. I have over 50 pets, but 23 of them are doves in one big cage outdoors. Well over 3/4 of them are rescues, and the rescue percentage is going up. For instance, I got my current hens at a feed store, but will get them as rescues in the future. I have been taking in (or re-homing) second-hand pets since 1979.

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