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... fat fish... (Purdey, Symes and Wright - part 18)

... fat fish... (Purdey, Symes and Wright - part 18)

By PeterHunter

… fat fish… (Purdy, Symes and Wright - part 18)

Peter Hunter

Mum and dad have a big indoor fishpond. I have heard Dad boasting that it holds one thousand six hundred gallons of water….
… whatever a gallon is…?
… Wright had just told me it is just less than four thousand four hundred litres - a lot of water - and it contains some fish…
… big fat greedy things called Koi… in several different colours and patterns…
They seem to eat a lot - and we cannot get at them as they cruise around with their mouths open - enthusiastically hovering up the 'pellets' Mum feeds them with. Our humans have covered the pond surface completely with a fine net. It does not stop us looking at the fish and they claim it is to prevent the silly things jumping our and dying on the stone surface surrounding the pond…
… but we know differently…
… it is obviously to prevent us from fishing them out with our claws - if we fancy some fresh fish…
Some of these coloured fish are growing seriously big. I heard Dad tell Mum that the biggest one, a thing he called a Chagoi weighed twice as much as Symes - making it more than four times the weight of poor little Purdey…
… who would be the most likely thief…
Me…? I don't like fish…
… I would just be an amused observer…


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© Peter Hunter 2012

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