New fish and a Berry fart.
The day started grey and rainy and kept that theme most of the day, it finally stopped to rain when I came home from work. Well it drizzle every now and again but that’s it. It’s funny but I don’t mind this cold weather (it never got warmer than 9 C (48 F) ) at all, it sort of made it cooler at work too and I needed that today since its Friday and the week has felt longer than usual.
The weather will be a bit unsteady and cool most of next week but we’ll have sun every now and again they say. I bought some fish to have in the pond on my way home today. Normally I buy some goldfish but since I have tadpoles in the pond (and a full-grown frog as well 🙂 ) I didn’t want any big fish in there because they would only eat the tadpoles. So I bought ten “White Cloud Mountain Minnow” (click on the name and a Google page will pop up and show photographs) (Tanichthys albonubes, Kardinalfisk på svenska). It is common in our aquariums but it’s actually a cold water fish. It may even survive outside all winter if I can’t manage to catch them in autumn.
I also bought five ” Rosy barb” (the same here, click on the name and another page will pop up) ( Puntius conchonius, praktbarb på svenska). That one will enjoy an outdoor summer but must get in to the aquarium in the autumn. Since I’m planning on cleaning the pond and take out some of the water this autumn I hope I’ll manage to catch them all. They are all small enough so they can’t eat the tadpoles but big enough to eat lots of mosquito larvae and horse fly larvae. I think we have enough of those insects here as it is so my pond doesn’t need to contribute with any more 🙂 🙂 🙂
I’ve been thinking a lot about this coming puppy and I think it leans toward a retriever or border-collie or a mix with any or both of them. I wouldn’t mind another pitbullmix but there’s never any ads for those, still there seems to exist a lot of them in shelters and foster homes. I want a puppy though, so it can grow in to this family and its ways. So it already from the beginning understands that Nova is the queen of the universe and never forgets it 🙂 🙂 🙂
It’s time for something to eat and after that it’ll be a day of laziness. We’ll take a short walk if the drizzle stays away. My dogs are still wet after the rain we already have had and I want them to dry up some before we go out in to the wet nature again.
Have a great day!