Thursday Challenge – Beautiful

It’s a Beautiful week. And bright, attractive and colourful, in short Beautiful are our Goldie and Ginnie.

Goldie and Ginnie, our pet gold fishes, have been with us since 2006.

No, the gold fishes don’t live that long and given the feng shui belief that whenever a fish dies, it takes a part of your bad luck or misfortune. And you know, how life is!! So, many of our gold fishes have died since 2006, but they have been always replaced with new ones. So, though many fishes have given us company for the last 5 years, their name remains just the same, that is Goldie and Ginnie!! And since they don’t respond to their names like a pet dog or a cat would, anyone of them can be called by either of the names, as neither do they mind, nor do we!!

Goldie and Ginnie are wonderful pets. It’s so refreshing and relaxing to see them dance around in their bowl. Watching them is always a pleasure. And the bestest thing about them is that they are so low on maintenance. Just a feed in the morning and a weekly water change of their bowl, that’s it!!
No waking up at ungodly hours or even in rains or harsh winters to take them out for sussu-potty, and they never chew your favourite slipper or bark unreasonably.
You don’t have to take them to the vet for vaccinations or buy accessories and special food that costs a bomb.
Your home is free from tufts of hair and they are certainly not messy while eating food!!
They never attack or scare anyone and none of the neighbors complain about them.

I can go on and on talking about our Goldie and Ginnie, but to sum it up, they are the most beautiful friends we have at home… silently adding joy happiness and peace in our lives.

Oops, I noticed just now, that the next week’s Thursday Challenge is on Pets!!

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16 thoughts on “Thursday Challenge – Beautiful

  1. Your pet’s name is Ginnie,
    My elder sister’s petname is Ginnie.
    Just like @Swaram, I also thought about next week’s challenge on seeing the pic. :P, it happens. Oooh! I like those colourful things(are they pebbles?) at the bottom of the bowl/aquarium/round fish tank(I don’t know what do we call it).
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    shilpa

  2. @ Swaram : Saw the topic for today’s challenge on the website yesterday, so till then, the next week’s theme was not shared. And just a minute before posting today’s TC, I saw the Pets theme!! 😀

    Anyways, will share about a different pet next week!! 😀

    @ Shilpa : Wow… would love to meet your Ginnie!!
    Yeah… happens… not a problem… will manage a different pet next week! 😀
    Yeah they are pebbles in the fish bowl. 🙂

  3. Goldie and Ginnie are really beautiful.It is indeed a pleasure to have fishes at home, but somehow I have never been able to do so because I keep travelling a lot…no one at home to take care of them while I am away 🙁

  4. “We’re just two lost souls
    swimming in a fish bowl,
    Year after year….
    Running over the same old ground.
    What have we found?
    The same old fears”.
    Quote

  5. ha ha ha…had u waited, u could’ve posted this for next week… 😉 Anyway, let TC make u think more hard… 🙂

    Cute fishes….I love watching them…it makes a person so peaceful. 🙂

  6. I love fish, I am sure you have seen pictures of my pond with them.
    yes its very soothing , jsut sitting out there and watching them.

    I am looking for a indoor auarium though , lets see when i get to set it up.

    Bikram’s

  7. Maintaining a dog is really a hard work and costly too but I still love my “Tinku” and, your goldie and ginnie are adorable too 🙂

  8. Fishes have a therapeutic effect on our minds. Just glancing them for sometime refreshes one’s mind atleast it does have that effect on mine. I have had fishes of various breeds since my childhood 🙂

  9. I too want to keep fishes but due to the lack of interaction of fishes I fear I may find them boring for my taste. 🙂 how long do they live?

  10. @ Reema : It depends, sometimes, they live for 8-10 months or may be more and sometimes they die in few weeks too!!
    Try watching them for a few minutes at any place, you’ll surely enjoy the experience. 🙂

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