Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Meet the Shebunkins

The pond finally cleared up with the new filter and pump so we went to the pet store to get a couple of inhabitants to liven things up a bit.
These guys are actually little koi, I just like saying shebunkins. It's fun. Say it with me, she-bunk-ins. Meet Goldie Hawn, Shel Silverstein and Golda Meir.

This is Jeff Goldblum and Tiger Woods. These two are a little bigger than the other three. Jeff Goldblum was one feisty character, he kept jumping up completely out of the water in the bag. I think we could train him to jump through hoops.

You can see Shel Silverstein a little bit better here. He is in the lead, followed by Goldie Hawn and Golda Meir. They were very happy to get out of that little fishtank and into a pond.

Tiger Woods and Jeff Goldblum weren't sure which way they wanted to go.
I have to string fishing line around the pond. That's about the only legal way to keep the crane out. They don't land directly in the pond, they land away from it then walk over and step into it. If their skinny legs touch the fishing line, it startles them and they fly away. One did get tangled in the fishing line once and I was freaked out because I wasn't about to go near that thing. That guy's beak could have went right through me. I was relieved when he freed himself after struggling for a few seconds.

I caught these two under the kitchen table in a little love embrace. I thought they didn't like each other. All they do is chase and bite and wrestle and fight.

Oh well, like Sheriff Andy Taylor said, "One man's fightin' is another man's dancin'."


  1. I love the pond!

    I'm sure Gabe would, too. Except I wouldn't trust him to just observe the fish; he'd want to swim right along with them.

    I'll just admire yours :)

  2. I love that you have named all your fish. Your pond is beautiful. I can't wait for my mom to get her's up and running:)

  3. I can't wait to get our koi this spring!!!
    I just have a porch pond, but it works and I love watching them.

  4. Ooh, how wonderful! I wish fishing line would protect our fish from coyotes and raccoons...

  5. Hahahahahahaha!!! GOLDA MEIR. BEST name for a "goldfish" ever. Laughed out loud.

    Thanks!! Cass


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