Sunday, February 06, 2011


This is what the goldfish tank looked like starting on Tuesday, and it only got colder and colder as the week went on. The boy's dad used to tell the story about his family going on vacation and they didn't want to have someone come take care of their goldfish that they had at the time, so they would put it in an ice tray and freeze it. And then thaw it out when they got home and it would be fine. All these years, I was thinking "yeah, right", sounded a lot like the tall tales in the movie Big Fish. The weather finally got above freezing for a while on Friday, then yesterday it was warmer all day long. Today it is probably in the 70's and we pulled the tank into the sun so it would thaw.
The goldfish are ALIVE!! The smaller one is a different type of goldfish and she seems to be struggling, I think her little front fins must have frozen!!
If I hadn't seen it myself, I wouldn't have believed it!! And Brandon, "ye of little faith"......I guess it wasn't a tall tale after all!!!!


The Wife said...

Our goldfish were still alive in the trough. They are pretty tough lil fishes!

Kellys said...

And Brandon is probably right, they didn't freeze solid....the smaller of the goldfish didn't make it....