Let's hope the name fits. Yesterday I took Tim to the pet store and he picked out a new beta fish. Well, I nudged him towards the healthiest looking one! If you have read my blog for a while you will now the saga of our poor beta fish history. Several years ago Tim got a fish that he named Philip. Philip lived about two and a half years. When he died Tim was heartbroken! We bought a new fish right away. Right from the beginning it wouldn't eat and died a couple of days later. We tried again with the same result. The next go round we went to a different pet store just in case the first one was a bad batch of fish! Our next fish Tim named Philip Jr., thinking it was a good name since the first Philip had a long life... for a fish that is.
Last winter we had a friend put in a digital thermostat for us. Unfortunately the wires got crossed and the heat was off for a good 24 hours. I remember it dropped to 10º that night! Poor Philip Jr. didn't make it.
We decided to wait until the weather was warmer to get another fish. Yesterday was the day. I asked Tim what he wanted to name his fish and he said Lucky! He thinks that will bring the fish good luck! We sure hope so!
I told Tim we could wait a couple of days to officially name the fish. He feels confident with Lucky. He said if he dies he will change the name to Grim , as in the Grim Reaper!
I hope Lucky is around for many years!