Saturday, February 21, 2009

My husband..................the fish whisperer

I always knew my husband had many talents, otherwise why would I have married him?? Well there are many reasons why I married him, one is that he makes my Espresso for me every morning and has it waiting when I get out of the shower. I'm not sure if it's so much a loving act as much as I think he's a little afraid to talk to me before I have my caffeine.. I know it's hard to believe I could ever be anything buy friendly and cordial to my loving hubby but try talking to me first thing in the morning. I use to like to think I was a morning person but one day Mark said "Honey, you've been telling that lie to yourself and others and I think I need to tell you, you are NOT a morning person". Well, I argued the point but after thinking about it I realized he was right. I love mornings but only when I'm completely left alone... I guess that doesn't qualify.

Anyway, back to Mark's many talents. Just when I thought I knew everything there was to know about this wonderful man he impresses me yet again. In case you missed my posts on Something Smells Fishy and Fish Update. You can check them out. Anyway we have had a hard time keeping them alive. We've lost all of the original 6 except for one..Ferb, who happens to be mine. I am a survivor... I've been going around the house singing "I will Survive" but nobody else seems to think it's as funny as I do..oh well. That's what they get for picking the FAT fish to me mine! HA!

We have taken a few dead ones back and exchanged for live but they never seem to make it too long. Anyway after the first couple died, Mark would keep a close eye on the tank and when he would see one start to float upside down or just kind of laying on the bottom he would nudge it with the net.. he would even press a little where thier heart might be and shock it back to life. I was so amazed to see this the first time. The little guy actually started swimming again and some of them would last a few more days. Mark is my hero, he gave the little guys a few hours or days that they wouldn't otherwise have had.

I told him he reminded me of Dr. Shepperd on Grays Anatomy.. you know when he looks up right before a surgery and says "It's a great day to save lives".

Or Hawkeye Peirce (Alan Alda) on MASH, the episode where he's trying to say some young soldiers life and he says "Don't let the Bastard win"~! (referring to death).

Well now we are down to one (mine). In the words of Dory from Finding Nemo, "keep on swimming, keep on swimming".

We did have our tank water tested a couple of times and they (the Pet Smart professionals) gave us some more chemicals to add to take away amonia..etc. Looks like we are going to have to empty the entire tank and start over....................great!

See the quote below so you too can have it stuck in your head..Have a great day and Keep swimming!

Dory: Hey there, Mr. Grumpy Gills. When life gets you down do you wanna know what you've gotta do?
Marlin: No I don't wanna know.
Dory: [singing] Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim.
Marlin: Dory, no singing.
Dory: [continuing] Ha, ha, ha, ha, ho. I love to swim. When you want to swim you want to swim.
Marlin: Now I'm stuck with that song... Now it's in my head.
Dory: Sorry.


Amber said...

Mark IS amazing but funniest of all? You calling him "The Fish Whisperer." :)

Terra said...

buy a beta and call it quits. Lauren's fish is doing well!!!!!

Becky said...

Hmmmm - You could always drain the water and get some lizards.

The Bailey Family said...

Mark the Fish Whisperer -!! Doesn't surprise me!!

Jenni Jiggety said...

We tried fish...but we got tired of the flushing.

Lavender Luz said...

I love the "Fish Whisperer"!

And the espresso.

Sorry to hear about the loss of the originals...

And I, too, sang that anthem the day we got our fish! Love the piano riff.