Monday, April 12, 2010

New Pet

This weekend I helped a good friend with her daughters wedding. Her daughter happened to be my kids babysitter when she was in high school. They loved her to death and she was a really wonderful babysitter. So now she is all grown up and married. What does this have to do with the title of this post you ask? Well for the centerpieces they made a little Eco system with flair, and for helping I got to choose of the of centerpieces.
They bought the kit at Michael's for $3.50. Then they bought the plant and a beta fish. The system is suppose to work by the plant feeding the fish with it's algae growth, and the fish feeds the plant with it's poop. Yes, I just said poop in my post. Sorry!
This plant is called a peace lily and the fish is a Betta (Siamese Fighting Fish). Funny that a peace plant and a fighting fish live together. My friend calls it a War and Peace decoration.

So here is our newest pet addition. We first named it Katelyn for the girl who got married, but then I was doing a little research on Betta fish and found out that they are all males, because they are more showy than females. So if anyone has a good boy name for our newest pet, please do share.

Isn't he pretty? Landon is totally fascinated with him and won't stay off the table. We may have to find a new place to put the fish besides the kitchen table.

This fish is kind of funny, it watches me when I am working on the computer.
What is he thinking?


Connie said...

What a unique idea for a center piece.

How about Kaden? It kind of sounds like Katelyn but is more masculine.

Megan said...

Since he's a siamese fighting fish you could call him Siam! A very cute and different centerpiece. My kind of pet is one you don't have to feed, but how often will you have to clean the vase?

Kristin said...

I like the irony of War and Peace, Either name him after a famous general or a Noble peace prize recipient.

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wendy said...

I never have had good luck with fish.

they usually end up in that big toilet bowl in the sky

Karen said...

How about Kirk! Love the name. I've been blog-stalking you for a while. I'm LDS too and I love your outlook on life. . . stay positive!

Amy said...

Oh.. it is pretty.. is it purple? What a clever idea.

Tina ~ Blessings Friends. said...

Coolio!! He's pretty!