:( Naughty Maxxy :(
This morning at 6.15am I was awoken by my hubby to tell me that our rather large (raised) pond had decided to empty itself overnight :cry:
He'd been up since 5am to go to work and had caught most of the fish instead of having his breakfast so my youngest son and myself got up to try and catch the rest.
Hubby managed to get back home at 8.30 and we then discovered that the pipe that feeds the water back into the pond after it's been filtered had come adrift and just flooded parts of the garden icon_yikes
We had buckets of fish everywhere and one of the rather large goldfish must have jumped out un noticed by us.
Guess who found it???? Yup, his lordship, Sir Maxximillion. Little demon was playing with it and swiping it with his paw and chewing it :cry:
Needless to say the fishy is now at Rainbow Bridge and Maxx spent most of the day being sick - I guess goldfish sushi isn't that good for Cavaliers icon_whistling
ooh that sounds like a pickle :lol:
I agree Karlin, why are they so gross at times? What gets me is the look they give you when you dare to tell them 'no'!
Maxx had a right strop on with my hubby for most of yesterday because he rescued the poor fish :roll:
He kept running back and forth between me and hubby too, giving him the disgusted look and me the butter wouldn't melt look LOL :lol:
Yes I know that look; I get it when I take some disgusting bit of bone out of their mouths that they've found on the streeet, or when I intervene before they can roll in fresh horse poop (oh, I can see Jaspar begin to lower his shoulder and go into that sideways roll favoured for smearing as much poop all over his body as possible... icon_yikes ).
Are the fish OK? Sometimes they don't do well with fresh water. Or was there still a bit left at the bottom of the pond?
The rest of the fish are fine Pansy. There was about six inches of water left in the pond. We always put treatment in there as well. Some of the fish are about 7 or 8 years old now and absolutely HUGE!!!!
Would love to see a photo of Maxxy with the pond sometime. It must be quite large and deep for the fish to survive over the winter. Am always interested in pond designs. Raised ones are particularly interesting since we only have a couple of inches of soil over rock.
Have 17 terrapins currently living in a very large kiddie pool on my porch... pending construction of a new pond. No goldfish or koi currently (the turtles eat them), though do raise guppies which the turts ignore. The only time the doglets are interested is at feeding time. The turts get cat food. Sorted that out by feeding all at the same time, but the furkids eat in my bedroom.
MaryBelle, Pansy's (human) mum
Ah well, to take a pic of Maxxy with the pond I will have to get someone to pick him up! Ours is about 3'6" tall and he can't reach :lol:
That's the reason we built it up - he can't fall in then!
Thanks Donna .. that would mean bringing a lot of blocks or cement over to the Island. Will try digging <G> or doing a combo Many thanks... still may do the building route..