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November 10, 2005

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aelfheld

I can just hear my vet's reaction to any questions about 'keeping my goldfish healthy'. I could only hope he wouldn't rupture something.

Jeff Hess

Shalom St. Kate,

It helps to grow up in farm country. I can't tell you how many times I've said to people. It's an animal not a child!

B'shalom,

Jeff Hess

Jeff Hess

Shalom St. Kate,

And oh, any mom who can say skeletonize with a straight face has to be coo.

B'shalom,

Jeff Hess

Anonymous Bob

When in Rome: Keeping goldfish in a goldfish bowl is illegal.

From a timesonline.co.uk article:

The bylaw was proposed by Monica Cirinna, a city councillor who told Il Messaggero, a newspaper in Rome: "It’s good to do whatever we can for our animals who, in exchange for a little love, fill our existence with their attention. The civilisation of a city can also be measured by this."

Signora Cirinna was praised by animal rights groups, who protest that traditional goldfish bowls are bad for fish because they are difficult to clean and do not allow enough oxygen into the water.
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So there you go! A civilization can be measured by how much of its existence is filled with attention from a goldfish kept in a bowl that was not named after it. I guess that's why archaeologists like to dig up pieces of broken pottery. No glass bowls here, they must have been civilized!

And in a move sure to please the MAWB, bowls that are difficult to clean warrant legislative action! They've obviously never tried to clean a day-old bowl of Cream of Wheat (although this may explain the troughs in the floors of some overseas public restrooms).

Another article reported (although they were unable to confirm) that goldfish bowls make goldfish go blind. Oh come on! What do they think the goldfish are doing with themselves hiding behind that bubbly pirate treasure chest!

St. Kate

And here I thought those goldfish were just shy... Thanks, Bob.

aelfheld

They are shy.

Otherwise they wouldn't be suitable pets for children.

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