I had noticed that Princess was not doing so well last night… She kept hiding in the plant for some reason, and sometime during the night she died. Rascal was quickly reminded of how he had wanted to rename his fish “Bully,” so I immediately removed Princess from the tank, and she is awaiting her burial.
Here is a brief conversation that took place the following day:
Captain: “Mom. Rascal wanted to see if Mr. Peter Nemo was incorrupt, but he couldn’t find him!”
Captain: “Yeah, he looked everywhere and couldn’t find him in the dirt.”
Me–thinking to myself: “I THOUGHT the spot look torn up… Was that Rascal, or did the neighbor’s CAT get him?? HOW do I respond to this?”
Me — out loud: “He is probably still there… You boys really shouldn’t bother Mr. Peter Nemo, ok!?”
I wasn’t sure HOW to respond! How would you have responded? The things boys think up… I mean, really, who would dig up a dead goldfish!?