proof of life
This is for Minime, who before she left for Cousin Camp, asked me to look after the animals. I groaned back with, “Honey, I can hardly remember to feed myself when you’re gone. Bella? Monarch? Boxer?* And me? That’s too many.”
While it’s true that I forget to eat during Cousin Camp week, I never thought she would seriously think that I would let her pets starve to death. But Mike said that she took me at my word and confided in him that perhaps I killed the fish and wasn’t going to tell her until she returned.
So here you go, Baby. The full res version is on flckr and you can zoom way in to make sure I haven’t Photoshopped an old fish photo onto today’s paper.
*Monarch has been with us for two months. Blendy met his unfortunate demise after about ten weeks. I watch Bella while she sleeps to make sure she is still breathing, which I’m sure totally creeps her out. Boxer the box turtle wandered into our yard and then left, much to my relief. Turtles are just about my favorite animal and I would have hated for him to die under my watch.