Lynettea says I must be feeling better, as we are all swimming around together now. I still feel a bit different though, as I miss my friend Dawn in The Pond. He was such a big part of our lives. Lynettea went to the plant nursery and bought me a special water plant with pink flowers called a Rotala rotundifolia. It doesn't have any flowers on it now, but it has started growing very quickly. We like to swim around it, as the leaves branch out into the water. I will put a picture of it soon.
Streak has told me that she is also an older fish and may be as old as my father Dawn. She thinks she can remember coming to The Pond many years ago in a piece of water with plastic around it. Everything was distorted outside the little piece of water and it made her feel giddy. Then the bagged water was rested on the surface of The Pond and after a while she found an opening at the bottom. She remembers swimming out into The Pond World, at first a bit nervous to explore.
Before that she remembers living in a glass water world. Lots of small fish, including Streak and Dawn, swam around showing themselves off to the human faces that came alongside the glass. Some were smiling faces and others were pointing and sometimes someone tapped on the glass. The pet shop person didn't like people doing that. He would drop food down into the water and they would all swoop on it. There was nothing much to do in the glass tank except swim swim swim back and forth, back and forth. Before she was there she doesn't remember.
Thank you to all our friends who left us messages of sympathy.
Princess Aurora (Shubunkin) for The Pond Fish