Wednesday, May 28, 2008

RIP Henry the Fish

So long, buddy. We barely knew ya.

The story: So, we go to the lake for a long holiday weekend. Damon and Maddy left Friday afternoon to get set up for camping, and Fletcher and I met them and Damon's parents on Saturday. As I was getting ready to go Saturday morning I realized that I had made arrangements for Zoe, our mini dachshund, but not Henry. I called Damon and he said to just feed him before we go, and he would be fine. We return home Monday afternoon. The first thing I do is go to the kitchen to feed Henry, but Henry isn't there. I half expected Henry to be a floater by the time we got back, but he just plain wasn't there. Fletcher's booster seat tray was sitting on the counter next to the fish bowl. I picked it up, and this is what I found:

Henry had jumped ship, walked the plank, gone to the big fishbowl in the sky. The way I jumped you would have thought a rattlesnake had been lurking under that tray. Poor, poor Henry. Henry had been a present for Maddy's 5th birthday in March. She handled it pretty well. She went to Meme's house (my mom) yesterday for a sleepover. My mom called me yesterday afternoon and said that Maddy wanted to talk to me. Here is how it went:

Maddy: Mommy, we're going to the pet store, and can I get a new fish?

Me: Hmmm....don't you think we should talk to Daddy first?

Maddy: I miss Henwy sooo much. I need a new fish.

Me: Well, okay. (yes, I am a pushover)

Since Meme was the one who took her to the pet store, I think SHE should have custody of our new fish friend. What do yall think?


Leigh Ann said...

Oh my word! I didn't know fish could do that...jump out of their bowl! I would have totally been a pushover, too, especially with the "I miss Henwy..." So sweet. If your mom doesn't have full custody of the fish, then maybe she at least should have to clean the bowl and change the water. Ha! Oh, I LOVE your new granite. It's so pretty. I want to see your entire kitchen! You should post before/after pics of Damon's hard work.

Abby said...

Hi LA! A before/after kitchen post is definitely on the agenda!

LOVE YOU A GOOGLE... said...

That is so funny. I did not know fish could jump ship! All the more reason my kids do not need a fish. But yes, I would have been a pushover, too. You can help it when they are so sweet. Hope you guys had fun at the lake!

Leigh Ann said...

If you post your kitchen in the next few days, go to Kelly's Korner ( and link yourself. She is asking everyone to share pics of their favorite rooms. I've already been looking at everyone's rooms. It's a lot of fun and I'm sure everyone would like to see your befores and afters. I'm going to try to do this tomorrow.