Ceanne came to live with us by accident (much like my 3 children).
About four years ago, one of my high school students won a tiny dark goldfish at a local carnival. In a practice that drove me crazy, the local FFA chapter would give away bags containing a single bewildered goldfish as prizes during the fall carnival fund raiser. Most of these fish never made it home alive, and yes, even though they were"feeder" goldfish sold as lunch for larger aquarium fish ... it always bugged me to see live animals given away like that.
I fussed a bit about that and I don't think they've given fish away during the most recent carnivals.
Anyway, my student, Ceanne, took her fish home and then found that it wasn't welcome. Since I had multiple aquariums up and running in the classroom, she asked if the goldfish could come in "temporarily" until she found a new home.
Knowing better, I said yes.
Ceanne the goldfish has lived with us since that weak moment. We named her in honor of the exstudent who cleverly hoodwinked me.
She's been a fine goldfish living in series of aquariums and for the last two years, a oriental crockery goldfish bowl on the porch.
With the addition of the waterfolly, she now has room to stretch out and even neighbors!
Ceanne's neighbors basking beneath the blueflag.
The waterfolly mostly complete except for tweaking and repair of the "lawn" that was damaged during construction. I'm picturing a bench nearby ...maybe a hammock?
Ceanne's big adventure begins. Here she is on moving day.
At first, she was a little freaked out at the vastness of her new domain, but after awhile she was grubbing along the bottom in true carpy fashion.
The baby turtles have been sharing her domain this week. What was supposed to be just a Saturday turtle adventure in the pond turned into a multi-day excursion ... mostly due to a busy schedule on my part.
Occasionally, I see Ceanne the human girl, and I always give her an update on her namesake.
She can't have her back tho.