Did you know a Fishbowl could explode?
I sure didn't. Crack, chip, finally break yes.
This is not what I was going to post today. But as I'm still quite amazed at what happened, here it is:
I don't have a "real' fish bowl. I use a large glass, vase type container that has a floating water plant and many of the cool rocks I pick up and drag home in it, along with my one little blue fish. It's big enough to hold a huge bunch of Sunflowers and a whole lot of water and sits right next to my laptop.
I've had these crack, chip, and finally break when cleaning, pretty normal.
I just had set it down on the kitchen island after cleaning and putting it all back together and there was a crackle, hiss and BANG. Water and shattered glass flying everywhere type of explosion.
I jumped, the cat jumped, the deaf dog jumped.
The Fish was missing!
Of course I was barefoot as is pretty normal for me. The cat and dog however have built in shoes, and found the fish. Flipping, flopping and swimming, sort of across the tile on the other side of the island.
The chase and race was on. The cat was in the lead with the dog fighting to get ahead. I'm standing there looking for something to throw on the floor to walk on. Dish towel, small but had to make due, and fast. The critters who hate to get their feet wet outside didn't seem to realize wet is wet inside too and were way ahead of me.
The fish keep flippin' and floppin' away, and took a high dive off the tiled kitchen floor down the carpeted staircase.
Flip, Flop a couple of steps at a time he kept ahead of the four legged furry critters.
Carpet, now I had a chance. Right. Not. Two flight of stairs and two landings later, the cat is still in the lead and we're back on tile. Dry tile, not much flip was left in the fish's flop.
The cat stopped to go into stalk mode and, Ah Ha ... I snagged him and stuck him in the closet down there. Then I went to grab the poor tired fish. Right. He got his flop back in his flip. I finally threw the towel I was still holding over him. Had him! He was saved from the paws of death.
All of this probably only lasted a total of 60 seconds. It seemed like forever.
I now had to quickly find some water and a new temporary home for the fish, and clean up a very big mess. Sigh.
The little Blue fish is sitting in his very small temporary home, back next to my computer.
My heart has slowed down from the adrenaline rush of the chase.
The only evidence of his adventure is a tiny piece of his frilly tail is missing.
Do these things only happen to me?