Monday, April 27, 2009


If you haven't had the opportunity to visit our website -, please go by and visit. We have some pictures on there and Mom's breeding philosophy..... But there is a story on there about Mom's childhood dream of breeding Scottish Terriers and how Dad made that dream come true. Well he's done it again - a veritable Prince Charming he is..... and this time no Scotties were involved!!

Mom, like most kids, always had these things in her mind that she wanted to do. And a lot of them were things that her parents probably never realized. Probably unbeknownst to her parents, Mom always wanted a gold fish. She was always envious of those little kids that she would see in town on Saturday morning - the ones carrying the gold fish out of the Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Cent Store in plastic bags. The things that human kids want is strange to us dogs.

Dad told Mom yesterday that he was having some trouble with some of the cattle troughs. It seems as if there is an algae problem. He has tried bleach and that didn't work at all. One of the Home Extension Agents told Dad he needed to put a couple of gold fish in each trough. Dad asked Mom if she would go purchase a dozen gold fish for him today - well Mom went to Wal-Mart to get them (Ben Franklins is long gone - probably forced out by you know who). Mom got so excited when she saw the fish were only 38 cents each that she bought 2 dozen and the sales girl threw in a few just in case. Unfortunately there was no one there to take Mom's picture when she came out carrying her gold fishies in the plastic bag. She was afraid the bag might burst in the car so she also got a gallon pitcher and then seat-belted the fishes in so they wouldn't slosh around too much - hehe!!

When Mom got home she separated the fish into sandwich bags and Lilly checked them all out.

Mom and Dad then took the fish around and put the baggies in the cattle troughs so that the fish could slightly adjust to the frigid temperature of creek water before they swam in it.

Then after about 30 minutes they were let go in the yucky water.

Just had to add a picture of our twin calves -
2 sets of twins have been born this year, but one of the first set didn't make it.

Have a Terrific Tuesday,

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java


DCampy34 said...

Cool story - happy your mommy got her goldfish finally.

We have a fishies tank in the house - it is pretty we can watch them and the big old catfish comes to the glass and watches me

Sweetie, Woodrow, MJ

TwoSpecialWires said...

Dreams come true! What a perfect place to have your goldfish! Makes us want to go get a couple for our pond, but we know the muskrats and maybe even the blue herons would eat the poor little fellas. That wouldn't be good!

Happy Tails Tuesday toooo youuu.
Jake and Miss Fergi (off to check out your website :)

Penny said...

Good evening, Love this post but was very dissapointed to hear that the first set of calves didnt make it.=[ All day today I have being trying to get up on my mommys bed but sadly I didnt succeed YET! But I will keep trying. Glad your mommy likes the pic on my side bar.
Keep bloging,lots of sloppy licks Penny!=]

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

You have quite the busy farm!!! I had no idea about the goldfish. Look at inquisitive Lily! Typical nosey scottie! Too cute.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Furry khool!

Tank woo fur sharing your special stories and your special pawrents!

PeeEssWoo: NOW, khan your dad make THAT evil place go away?

Maggie and Mitch said...

We would give anything to see fishes in their seatbelts! hehehehe
Let us know if the water is crystal clear in the morning, Lilly!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Asta said...

Lily,Piper,Cawleigh and Java

Youw Dad is a pwince chawming..It's wondewful that ouw pawents awe so lucky that they found pawfect pawtnews to make theiw lives bootiful..Daddi always helps mommi , sometimes whe get the bloos anyway, but he's alwaysthewe. I hope youw fishies make it and thwive and help the watew. Those baby calves suwe awe bootiful. I hope they gwow up healthy and stwong.
love you all
smoochie kisses

The OP Pack said...

Now we all learned something about goldfish. Will the cows eat them? We sure hope Mom kept a couple to have in the house for herself.

Woos, the OP Pack

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