14 Apr


So I’ve woken up with another story… following on from yesterday’s post  #Wolffishing https://julieanneda.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/wolf-fishing/  ‎well here goes…

Dusty the cat was fascinated with water…he loved anything to do with it even going to the bath with my older 3 children.  If I forgot to put the lid down on the loo he would go around the house whilst I was out looking for things to carry there and drop down to see the splash! Some things were salvageable others had to be thrown away for all the obvious reasons.  Keep this in your mind 😉

Here is the main story:  Dusty loved to fish, he used to take the lid off the tank and have a root around to see if he could catch the poor fishes.  Mostly he was unsuccessful so he started a new strategy…he’d squeeze himself down the tiny space behind the tank and push.  How he managed to do it I’ll never know but fairly often he’d manage to push the whole tank onto the floor where all he had to do was pick through the debris to find his desired target…talk about determined it was a battle of wills!  We ended up having to frame the tank into a wall recess to prevent his fishing trips… Had to admire his ingenuity though, one clever cat!

The day came when our little house was too small so we had to move. My lovely mum offered to have Dusty overnight so we didn’t have to worry about him…We all forgot about my baby brother’s goldfish.  Won at a fair 10+ yrs before and quite a prize specimen.

So Dusty was put in the room with all the accoutrements a locked in cat might need with no access to the outside world.  Dusty must have thought he was in heaven cos on the dresser in his room was the large bowl with said goldfish inside.  The room he was in was directly above the kitchen.  Mum and dad were downstairs when they heard the crash! (deja vu?) Up they dashed, the bowl was on the floor, a very still fish was prized from Dusty’s jaw.  Very, very still fish.   Baby bro was heartbroken…off the little sad procession trailed to the bathroom where Goldie was plopped down the toilet bowl.  A slight pause for remembrance with sad hearts from all in attendance. Dad looked down as he reached for the handle to flush.

Miracle occurred! Goldie was swimming! Oh how they celebrated as dad fished him out!  Goldie was placed in a temporary home as his old one was prepared for him…just a little chewed on the fin and tail.  He was put back into his home and swam around happily for another 3/4yrs before going off to the great sewer.  Bless him!

So what was the point of sharing this story?

Was it

a) you can’t change the true nature of a creature?

b) you shouldn’t keep fish in my family?

c) some things that go down the toilet can be salvaged others need to be thrown?


d) sometimes even something that is chewed up and appears dead can go on for a bit longer if you pause before flushing?

You tell me!

Dedicated to the Fed and all Police 😉

Here endeth the saga of morality tales for now…funny that they were fishy eh?

NB there are plenty more Dusty stories like the time he nicked my neighbour’s pork chop from under her grill whilst she was cooking …but not for today!


3 Responses to “#Bogstandard”

  1. pulchritudynous April 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    I have nominated you for the Reality Blog Award. Maybe more people will find your blog and the insight you share. Thank you for your posts!! You can check it out at http://justcanadian.wordpress.com/2013/04/14/90/

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