June 7th 2013 8:25 pm
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Oh no you are not going to believe this!!!!! Mom came home last week and we couldn't believe what she was telling us, what happened to her clients pond and fish.
You see Mom was taking care of a black girl kitty and her owners pond with fish and all of the plants. They have big koi fish. Mom has been feeding them since they were tiny little fish and putting water in the pond when needed. She went last Sunday fed them, put some water in and everything was fine.
But Monday when she went to feed the fishie's the water was gone and all the Koi fish and some other kinds of fish were at the bottom all dead. Mom was in shocked, she told me she stood there with her mouth open in disbelief and was so upset. All she could say was OMG! OMG! then she asked herself did she do something wrong...NOOOO Mom you didn't!!!!!!
So sadly she had to call her client to let him know what happened, he wasn't mad or upset, he said he thinks he knows what happened but wouldn't know until they returned home on the 4th...Mom said it was so sad to see the fish and know how they must of suffered.
Her client asked if she could remove the fish from the empty pond, he told Mom to put some water in and wait for them to come to the top of the water...so that is what Mom did and she went back in to be with the mean black cat....also known at the black B-t-h to her family.
So Mom didn't want to go and remove the fish...little did she know just how heavy some of them were and how hard it was to get them out of the water. The biggest one Mom told me took her 20 minutes to get out. It took her 2 days to get them out, they were smelly!!!!Mom put them in a bucket and buried them behind their yard. Mom said rest in peace and so sorry this happened. Even though Mom said they were just fish it is still sad that this happened to the fish she has watched grow big and she fed them when ever she took care of the mean kitty. They aren't cuddly, furry, but they were still God creatures that left too soon....
Now the client has to figure out what happened, try to come up with a better system to keep the water in, Mom says he needs a back up for the water to not let this happen again, because now when Mom goes she will always worry that she will go and there will be no water again. Lets hope this doesn't happen to my Mom again, she was very upset more than the owner, but it didn't happen on his watch...Mom told me a secret...she cried don't tell anyone.....
So now Moms client is sending Mom a check for going above and beyond while they were gone....you think!!!!the thought of my Mom having to do this didn't sit well with us.
Do you think the fishie's went to the rainbow bridge...lets hope so and maybe just maybe they went to Tallulah's butterfly garden and now have a beautiful pond to happily swim in, never worry about big birdies getting them, plenty of food and most important always water in the pond...
We just had to share this with our friends, not to make you sad but to say things do happen and sadness happens even to little fishies...RIP fishies...
Mom can't wait to see the new fish he gets and watch them grow...
Kody & Mom
Wow, that is some fish tale, Kody! We're sorry about the fish - that must have been a real shock for your Mommy! I'm glad she was able to give them a nice burial.
All those poor beautiful fish. Koi are really lovely. They are prized too in their native country.
Hugs to your Mom to help alleviate the shock and horror of that all. Thanks to to her fur respecting them and burying them.
Oh Kody, we're so sad dis happened to Ur mommy~! sounds like it wasn't a good day fur dem fishies~! Poor fishies, RIP lil fish~! Ur mom is sooo brave 'n carin'~! Purrs 'n tiny bonks o' love to U 'n to her!~ xox
That is too sad about the fishies.
Our pond tried to do this too a few times. Dad has the pump set up higher so all of the water can't be pumped out now by accident. It usually means you have a leak so not your mom's fault at all. Just bad luck she was caring for the fishies then. Not a liner leak always but could be out of a waterfall if they have one.
OH how awful! As much as I like fish, I prefer it in a can! I can understand how your Mommy felt bad - even though she did nothing wrong. It still feels terrible when it is on your "watch" Our human sister was watching her roommates pet rats one time, and they were pretty old. She went the next day to feed them & one was dead. She felt so bad to call her friend with this news. Her friend said "no worries, he was old, can you stick him in the freezer til I get back?" ewwww sister did not like that idea, but she did it, and did not store any of her own food in the freezer til it was cleaned out! I bet those fishies have a huge pond that they swim in & don't have to worry about getting eaten, cause at The Bridge no one eats any body else! We send a hug to your Mommy...((hug))
Oh no! That's so sad! Poor fishies but tell your mom she did nothing wrong. My mom would have cried too! Hopefully, the owner will get the pond fixed and new fishies will be swimming soon!
Hugs and purrs,
Simon & Reuben(an angel)
Oh, those poor fishies. I'm sure they are at the Bridge happily swimming in a new pond.
Kudos to your Mom for taking such good care of them.
Oh dear, that is so sad for the fishies and your poor momma for having it happen on her watch (but not her fault!). Yes, we sure believe fishies cross the Bridge & have a lovely pool to swim in forever. Your mom did a great job taking care of the situation. The fishies' mom & pop were lucky to have her in charge while they were gone. Purrs.......