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In which andie is the fish whisperer

Andie has a fish.  She took it down to school in August.  The fish is named Gilgamesh or “Gil” for short.  Amazingly enough, the fish is still alive as of October and trust me, WE ARE ALL AMAZED.  When I had a conversation with Andie about Gil she explained to me that “Gil had PTSD!”

“How so?” I asked.  She explained that she didn’t realize that fish shouldn’t travel in their bowls but should be placed in a plastic bag therefore his one hour drive down to Duke has severely traumatized him.  As a result he spends days swimming down to the bottom of the bowl and ramming the bottom.  I must say that I don’t know a lot about fish but this seems “fishy” to me.

At any rate, Andie went to the State Fair last week  and won ANOTHER FISH.  This is an albino goldfish named “Hercules” or “Herc” for short.  Now Herc and Gil are occupying the same bowl which Andie has discovered IS NOT GREAT as the bowl probably doesn’t contain enough water, therefore enough oxygen, for two fish.

We’ve all been awaiting word on the trials and tribulations of Gil and Herc and the other day, Andie and Keely had THIS text conversation:



Really?  I think that perhaps they’re both weird.  What do you think?


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  1. Julie
    November 18, 2011

    I think the apples didn’t fall far from the tree!

  2. Pamela D Hart
    November 18, 2011

    I sure could’ve used Andie’s expertise when we had our Japanese Fighting fish…they kept dying.

    I LOVE the fish names, so think that totally trumps weirdness.
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  3. Wendy
    November 20, 2011

    Well, weird is as weird does and weird is in the eye of the beholder.

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