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October 16, 2011

Death of pet fish, age 3: “Mom, can we keep him in the freezer until it stops snowing so we can bury him in the back yard?”

Death of pet fish age 10: “If we flick it out of the net like a catapult, I wonder how far it will go?”

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  1. October 16, 2011 10:47 am

    Reminds me of when my kids’ first guinea pig died and they kept digging it up to see if it was a skeleton yet.

  2. October 16, 2011 10:57 am

    Kids are natural scientists, if you let them. By the way, it only went as far as the hedgerow. Which, from the point of view of the neighbors whose driveway lies just the other side of it, is probably a good thing.

  3. October 16, 2011 4:00 pm

    You’re right, they are natural born scientists. Younger son used to love to watch our fierce cat, Mags, devour her mice on the back patio. He was always fascinated by the one organ she never ate. We think it was their little gall bladders.

  4. crankygirl permalink
    October 17, 2011 11:53 am

    Funny. Sorry it didn’t go further.

  5. October 17, 2011 7:47 pm

    Too funny – and Anna’s comment made me laugh out loud. The charges’ cat recently caught a mouse and left parts of it strewn around the kitchen – they enjoyed identifying the wee internal organs.

  6. October 17, 2011 8:07 pm

    She’s a natural-born scientist.

  7. October 18, 2011 9:00 am

    Read this one out loud to Eleanor.

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