Stanley seems to be a cat, and he's on his 4th life. He perks up when people come near the tank again. He eats when I feed him. It's like he's a different fish.
I swear to you we all thought this fish was dead. Last week he was lying on rocks on the bottom of the tank completely limp. He was Knuffle Bunny
boneless. Today he is sitting on the rocks rather than burying his head down in them and holding his fins up.
There must be some kind of gold in that medicine bottle.
So reports of Stanley's demise have been greatly exaggerated. I was ready to believe he was dead. He seemed to get very sick very quickly last week. My boss reported that he was dead when she checked him yesterday.
Today, I came in and had to look in the tank for him. My dear boss says well he's moved. I figured it was just the filter, but I got out the pencil that we have been poking him with since Thursday to see if he's alive.
He went flying out of the rocks he was hiding in like a child running from spinach. He's still sick. He may not last, but he is alive and even ate a nugget of food.
Next time I'll wait for a ruling from the coroner before alarming the family. Please do not attempt to retrieve any lovings given to poodles or kitties in lieu of flowers.