This is Goldie. She came to us for free as a prize from a Back to School carnival that K- and I attended at a local church.
Hubs decided to take K- for some fish food. They came back with a bowl, food and an air pump-- $18.00 later. It's a dad privilege, I guess. He reports that he had a carnival goldfish live for 6 years. Perhaps Goldie will remain with us for just as long.
Still, I have to think that we aren't the only parents who get a "free" fish that isn't so free. We also got a "free" Maine Coon cat who was our accidental investment, probably thousands later. Same goes for our "free" iguana. He was a rescue like the "free" cat, only to be put on tranquilizers by shot for a time (try your hand at giving an iguana a shot-- it's a two man job-- and get back to me on your success) and having had a portion of his tail amputated. Those "free" pets never are actually "free" are they?
Smiles in my day:
- A number of things checked off of my to-do list.
- The yard sale is over, with a total profit of $103.25. Now, that isn't a ton, but it isn't the $10.00 total that the neighbor made for the weekend last year.
- K- is having her first overnight at my sister's house. My in-law's are out visiting with their other grandchildren (we must share them, you know) and K- was going to go to my sister's house for sitting anyhow. They opted to make it a 24 hour adventure. They are going to go to a friend's farm tomorrow and will be milking goats. I told my sister to take her camera.
Have a wonderful day!