For anyone waiting with baited breath on the state of our fish: you will be glad to know that they are improving rapidly. They are all more active, even the little lame one, which still lists to one side.
By the way, we are not against having pets — we were simply hoping to match any pets we acquired to the age and interest of our children. So far the fish (currently housed on the kitchen counter, for lack of a better location) have provided them with some small amount of entertainment, but a much larger number of new rules:
- Don’t drink the fish water.
- Don’t salt the fish water.
- Don’t poke the bread knife into the fish bowl.
…well, you get the idea.