Friday, May 09, 2008

You can train your pet goldfish!

67 comments:

/t. said...

that's
great, LL!

do you think
it might be possible
to train dolly7 to self-baste?

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

Little Lamb said...

Thanks. I thought it was cute.

No!

boneman said...

well, it seems we have a choice on food for the cook-out/barbeque.

But, how are we going to train the fish to cut off their heads and scale and gut themselves and then a light seasonning, a few sprigs of dill, easy heat for about 25 minutes, add green bell peppers, onions, squeeze a half lemon on themselves, cover and cook for another ten minutes?
(Wait....)

Then drag themselves to a plate, hop on, sauce with a little tartar sauce, sprinkle with sea salt, pepper, and rosemary, serve with corn cooked in garlic butter sauce, and a side of salad and italian dressing?

I mean, c'mon. It took this guy two months to train it to fetch. WE have to send it to COOKING SCHOOL!

boneman said...

oh yeah...I think I found a job for you!
It's really shorter hours but way better pay!
I think you'll really like this....

(Just in case you want to know more about it, I posted a picture (of course....) just under the pretty sky picture.)

Pink said...

a fish that can fetch....but do you have a saint that is NICE to Dolly yet?

xx
pinks

Serena Joy said...

How does Dolly feel about trained fish? I guess you'll find out if she's jealous if the fish mysteriously disappears.:)

Anonymous said...

my goldfish sometimes does tricks too.
sometimes it rolls over on it's back, floats around the top of the tank and plays dead.
when i knock at the tank, it turns on over again and continues to swim.
foam

The Phosgene Kid said...

Fish fry!!!!!!!!!!!

Little Lamb said...

Boney we will not teach the fish to cook itself. These are pets not food.

I'll have to check out the job on your blog.

Pink, no not yet which is why I may revoke his sainthood.

Serena, Dolly thinks the trained fish is cute and she likes the idea, now if she could only train /t.

anonymous foam, maybe your fish is sleeping and you woke it up. And it wants you to know its still living.

Phos, you do not eat a pet.

boneman said...

well, that may depend on how hungry one is, eh?

Little Lamb said...

You would eat a little itty bitty goldfish?

Ruela said...

interessing ;)

Little Lamb said...

Yes ;-)

boneman said...

(crunch crunch...mph mphh)
gulp. Are you asking me if I would eat the itty bitty fish?
Welf, (mphh mphh) ugueff if fefendz on if fi fnamedfit, (mph mphh crunch crunch crunch. Gulp)

i said, it depends on if y'named it. ....

fish?
What fish?

Pink said...

Yikes! Boney's got a scary avatar. Better keep him away from 'bubbles' the goldfish.

xx
pinks

Little Lamb said...

Boney! You ate my pet goldfish that I named Bubbles!

Pink, he does have a scary avatar. What goldfish?

boneman said...

actually, I was worried folks wouldn't let me come and play 'cause they're naked ladies.
seven naked ladies.

,Yum! Ain't had fish in a looooong time.

Little Lamb said...

Naked ladies?

puerileuwaite said...

As the saying goes: "It is better to TEACH the fish to do tricks, than to do tricks for the fish.

G-Man said...

Little Lamb...
Thank you so much for visiting me on my post today..
You are always welcome there....Galen

BTW...LOVED your vid!!!

dianne said...

What a cute & clever goldfish.
Foam - my goldfish did that trick too, playing dead or swimming on their side , trouble is they weren't playing. :(
Spent a small fortune on plants,food, filters, water conditioner,aerators, kept the tank clean but sadly over a year they all went to fishy heaven. Why I ask, what did I do wrong? They were so cute.
And Boney, nice recipe but not for pet fish, try some tofu.
And finally /t. I'm watching you, be nice to Dolly 7.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Gotta give em a Viking funeral when they go fins-up.

Ten little lambies searing on the grill, one fell off and took a spill,

None little lambies searing on the grill...

/t. said...

As
the saying
really goes:

"It is better to teach a fish
to DO tricks, than TURN tricks."

/t.

Little Lamb said...

Pug, it can go both ways.

G-man, You're welcome and thank you.

Dianne, thank you and thank you for protecting Dolly. She really appreciates it.

Phos, Now here is a different story.

/t. How true.

boneman said...

I believe it to be an example of "performance art" by Dali.

The fish in the "mouth" however, is my own take on it.

(sorry to talk with my mouth full, eh?)

Little Lamb said...

Of course your hungry, you're nothing but bones.

boneman said...

uh, Lil Lamb?
I finished eating Fluffy. Can I have more, please?

Little Lamb said...

Fluffy?! More? Fluffy's gone? You promised not to eat any lambs.

carmen racovitza said...

yes,LL, but now bones looks much happier and stronger...:)

Pink said...

boney ate bubbles AND fluffy?

Greedy skeleton!
xx
pinks

Skunkfeathers said...

Train a pet goldfish? I have enough trouble trying to train a pet rock...

Little Lamb said...

Carmen, he still looks like he's all bones.

Pink, and he's still hungry.

Skunky, rocks never listen.

carmen racovitza said...

yes, LL, but his head is bigger and looks a lot more happier..
and LL, rocks...rock !!!

Little Lamb said...

It does look bigger.

boneman said...

so, you're saying the pet fish's name is "Bubbles?"

(here, Bubbles....whistle whistle whistle....here honey.
Here Bubbles....)

Little Lamb said...

Pink named him Bubbles and I guess you named him Fluffy. Is Goldie still around?

dianne said...

Skunkfeathers - pet rocks are hard to train, they just lay around. :)

And Boney, leave Bubbles alone you've already eaten Fluffy!

Pink said...

Lambie - I'd hide Goldie if I were you. I'd just avoid using one of the frypans for a hiding place...Boney is known to do sinister things with frypans and chicken...you never know...could be Goldie next...
xx
pinks

Little Lamb said...

Good point, Pink. I'll hide it right away and hide Goldie too!

The Phosgene Kid said...

Sushi!!!!

Little Lamb said...

Always thinking about food.

/t. said...

hey, LL

how goes the vacation?

are you reviving and relaxing?

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

Little Lamb said...

It's going good. I'm done reviving, I'm now relaxing.

/t. said...

:)

The Phosgene Kid said...

Give me some of that old time religion!!!

ANNA-LYS said...

Ohh in this digital world nothing is impossible! Even little lambs can write!!!

Little Lamb said...

Phos, you don't believe in God.

Anna-lys, True.

Corn Dog said...

That is SO cute and funny. thanks for sharing. The fish is adorable and apparently pretty smart. My dogs won't fetch anything. Nada. Zip.

Little Lamb said...

they're probably not in the mood to fetch.

/t. said...

you know, LL,
it probably is
possible to teach
dolly7 to fetch my bbq tongs

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

Little Lamb said...

Not for you. She won't eve go near you.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Right, I forgot. Here Dolly,Dolly Dolly...

Little Lamb said...

Sorry, but she won't go near you either.

carmen racovitza said...

then, dooolllly!!! come, girl, come...let's play with the oooven!!!

dianne said...

Oh Carmen not you too, phos, /t. & Boney, are bad enough, poor Dolly now you're are trying to coax her into your oven, no wonder she looks so nervous..Baaah! :(

Little Lamb said...

Carmen, No!

Dianne, that's right. She doesn't trust anyone.

carmen racovitza said...

the oven...a second home to a lamb, LL and dianne...
and please,don't put twisted ideas into Dolly's head....
come, dolly, come into the oven, m'dear...

Little Lamb said...

No, I'm afraid not Carmen. Dolly won't come.

carmen racovitza said...

LL, say after me:
dolly-oven...dolly-oven...dolly- oven...
see ? i am right !!
the oven is any dolly's best friend..

Little Lamb said...

No it's not.

dianne said...

Carmen:(wants to roast you in her oven, perish the thought. Dont listen to her Dolly, the only friends you can trust are Lil Lamb :) & me :).

carmen racovitza said...

dolly can be easily hypnotized...
she is with her left hooflet in the microwave ...
sorry, you did not warn her about other dangers...lol

Little Lamb said...

She's afraid of all humans because they cannot all be trusted.

carmen racovitza said...

what if i were a mushroom human ?/
dolly would think of me i am a nice mushroom, but i'd be an evil lamb-eating human instead..
ha haaaahaaahaa haa

Little Lamb said...

She knows all about disguises.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Amazing!

Little Lamb said...

I thought it was cute.