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How Do I Feed The Fish ... ?

It just occurred to me... that my fish must be absolutely starving.  I cannot even remember the last time I fed them.  I really can't.  So, like a good little fish-mother... I have been trying to figure out just what to do.  I looked all around for my "Fish Feeding for Rainers" book... but it was nowhere to be found.  What to do... what to do.... ?  I tried google.  It went on for pages and pages... but in the end, it was of no help whatsoever.  I was at a loss...

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So, I went to PetSmart and bought some fish food.  I really didn't know what kind to buy, so, of course, I just picked out the box that looked the prettiest, I brought it home, and sprinkled it all over the top edge of the monitor, and hoped that that would do the trick.

I came back about an hour later, and caught my cat, Mollie... sitting there looking sooo innocent... licking the darn fish food off the top of the monitor.  The fish food was all gone, and Mollie had just about fallen asleep... with that silly little "kitty-cat-smile" on her lil furry face.

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So... I got out the box of fish food again... sprinkled some more on the top, then grabbed Mollie, took her out of the room, and locked the door on her so she couldn't eat the fish food again.  Then, about an hour later, back I came... and the food was still there.

I read the instructions on the box, and then called my sister in Cleveland and asked her what do do.  She suggested I try putting the monitor on its back... that way I could put the food directly on top of the water.  Well... that didn't work either, but, then again, that was from my sister in Cleveland... and...what does she know ?

So, I went back to PetSmart, but this time I took a picture of the fish to show the salesperson... thinking that "special fish" need "special fish food."

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Well... that answered my question.  The PetSmart sales girl was great.  She told me all about some sort of aquarium software that actually ALLOWS you to feed the fish swimming happily inside your monitor screen.  Problem is... I cannot find the software. 

I have had people tell me they have actually heard about actual software that can allow me to feed my screen saver fish... but I have not been able to find such a thing.  The girl at PetSmart "swore" to me that it actually does exist.

Sooo... is anyone out there in Active Rain Land able to help ?  My fishies and I would be oh so grateful for any ideas you may have.  All suggestions appreciated.

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Karen Anne Stone, Mollie, and all her fishy friends can be reached at (817) 929-3400.   Or, you can drop by our website at www.NewHomeHuntersOfTarrantCounty.com and visit us... and perhaps pick out a new home to put your very own aquarium in.

Comment balloon 31 commentsKaren Anne Stone • September 23 2007 04:06PM

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Karen Anne - You are a HOOT!
Posted by Paula Henry, Realtor - Indianapolis Real Estate - 317-605-4174 (Home to Indy Team @ HomeSmart Realty Group) about 10 years ago
Your kitty is ADORABLE!!  AND...You are a NUT!! 
Posted by Susie Roscoe, Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL (Signature Realty Associates) about 10 years ago
Hi Karen.  You really need to give them a byte to eat.
Posted by Jolynne Photography, Creative Wedding Photography, Family Portraits, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, Senior Pictures, Event Photography (Jolynne Photography) about 10 years ago
Hi Paula:  Well, my dear... somebody's gotta do it.  I was just sitting here, looking at all these beautiful fish swimming by... and... I guess I just got carried away... <grin>
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 10 years ago
Hi Susie:  Yes, Miss Mollie is quite the cutie, and I guess I do have my moments.  By the way, have you read my comment to your comment on Katrina's fairy-painting post yesterday ?  Just wondering...  .  Thanks for your kind comments.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 10 years ago

Hi Joey:  Oh Darn !  Why didn't they suggest that at the fish food store.  Now, honestly kids... nobody out there has heard of such a software program? 

There was a fish food specialty store about three miles further away than the PetSmart, Joey, but that would have been such a hard drive to get to.  I might start yawning as I drove all that extra distance, and my fish wouldn't want to see their mother bored, would they?  <grin>

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 10 years ago
Karen;  No offense, but I'm thinking - Have you lost your mind? LOL.  I like the comment about the "byte".  You post is very funny.
Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) about 10 years ago
Hi Donna:  What do you mean... "Have I lost my mind ?"  Of course I've lost my mind.  I'm a Realtor !  Sometimes things just take on a mind of their own.  Thanks for reading it anyway... <grin>
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 10 years ago

Karen Anne - I'm not sure if it's because it's late, or I'm simply that gullible (because I am) but I didn't get it until I was nearly done with the blog!  Then I started laughing and woke the old man up! 

Oh well, he and his dog needed to move over, anyway!  LOL!

Posted by Nick and Joslyn Solomon, The Solomon Team - Century 21 Moline Realty, Inc. (Century 21 Moline Realty) about 10 years ago

Hi Joslyn:  Not to worry, Joslyn, cuz I am gullible too.  I know it is a silly post, but I was in a silly mood.  And, I think it is all part of sharing yourself (the writer) with whoever is reading what you write.  It is my opinion that it is in sharing ourselves with others that we allow others to get to know us, and in return it let's us get to know them when we give them the same freedom to share with us.  (Gee... I wish I had a kayak.) <grin>

Now, honestly, I once DID see... I am sure of it... an aquarium screen saver with an option that allowed the user to click on something that actually did show fish food being dropped on top of the water, and then showed the lil fishies coming up to the surface, and munching on their food.  So, this post was also an attempt to find someone who perhaps had that software, or knew where to get it.

I would really just love to have about a 42 inch flat screen TV on the wall, and always have a real interesting kind of aquarium scene running on it... complete with bubbling noise and all.  That's why I was looking for the software.   Take care... thanks for commenting

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 10 years ago

Karen Anne - It is my parent's kayak - lol.  I wish I had a kayak too!

I'm not sure about what software it is, but I do know exactly what you're talking about.  In fact, if you do find it, let me know.  It'd be great to "pimp my laptop" with!

Good to know I'm not the only one running around AR late at night!  :) 

Rub Mollie's ears for me.

 

Posted by Nick and Joslyn Solomon, The Solomon Team - Century 21 Moline Realty, Inc. (Century 21 Moline Realty) about 10 years ago
Joslyn:  Oh no, I am here... right now.. 12:10am.  Prolly for another hour at least.  I will rub Mollie's years if you do the same to Henry.  By the way... long time ago... very long... I actually owned an aluminum canoe, and used to take it out into covered bridge country.  I think there was a favorite covered bridge of mine in Austinburg, Ohio.  I think it was on the Chagrin River.  I'll have to go check it out.  Might have been the Grand River, too.  Take care...
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 10 years ago
I wish I could help, Karen Anne, but I'm a guy who can't even keep the real mccoy in a full, upright position.  Sadly, "Pato the Wonderfish" went belly-up wondering how he could have been entrusted to such a ridiculously inept keeper.  Fortunately, virtual fish are virtually unkillable.  Bet I would crash their program somehow, though.
Posted by Paul Slaybaugh, Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate (Realty Executives) about 10 years ago
Well Paul... I can see you're not going to be much help... lol.  Yes, these fish are upright, and will prolly stay that way... but I wish I could feed them.  But, don't despair.  There is even a talent for being inept.  Not everyone can do it.  So... practice, practice practice.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 10 years ago
Karen Anne - This one made me laugh.  Thanks very much for this creative post.  We have a salt water tank in our office - thankfully I am not the one responsible for the maintenance. 
Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) about 10 years ago
Hi Karen Anne,
You are creative and original, love your humor. 
Posted by Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist (Kingsbridge Realty, Inc) about 10 years ago
:o)  I hope someone can tell you how to feed them.  I'd feel kinda' bad about it, too!
Posted by Sarah Cooper (Real Estate Shows) about 10 years ago
Karen Anne, this is totally hilarious!  I'm thinking you're about to say the innocent looking kitty was licking fish off his little paws!  I once had a virtual dog that was a whole lot easier than dealing with Willy-the-hyperactvie-Labradoodle-puppy!  But not as much fun!
Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 10 years ago
Karen, great post! I really enjoyed reading it, and your Pet Smart sales person is right, there is a program out there that lets you feed the fish, and at one time I KNEW where to find it (back in the days when I worked at a desk all day long with nothing to do but surf the internet). Unfortunately, I'm at a loss now!  Good luck feeding your fishies!
Posted by Kelly McDonald about 10 years ago
Karen Anne - Boy, I tell ya what, after sitting on that lake the other day, I'm really thinking that I will have to buy myself a kayak.  It's just too much fun!
Posted by Nick and Joslyn Solomon, The Solomon Team - Century 21 Moline Realty, Inc. (Century 21 Moline Realty) about 10 years ago
Joslyn:  Well... if you're sitting on the lake in a kayak... just think how much easier it is for you to feed the fish than it is for me.  Count your blessings...
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 10 years ago
Karen Anne: I was gone for a bit so I missed your awesome pun-response. You're a master!
Posted by Jolynne Photography, Creative Wedding Photography, Family Portraits, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, Senior Pictures, Event Photography (Jolynne Photography) about 10 years ago
Joey:  I very much prefer the term "mistress" rather than master... thank you very much... LOL.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 10 years ago

Karen

I actually believed you for a moment, thinking you needed a way to feed fish in a real aquariam, now I feel stupid. But think your Nuts:)

Have a great day! Look out for the sharks.

Posted by Gary J. Rocks (Juba Team Realty) about 10 years ago
Hi Gary:  Gee... thanks so much for you "kind" comments.  Hmmmm... let me see now, where did I put those directions for uploading a Giant Squid and putting it on Gary's computer ?  Where is it ?  Oh, darn !
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 10 years ago
Karen Anne - I would prefer that the fish feed me...lol!
Posted by Nick and Joslyn Solomon, The Solomon Team - Century 21 Moline Realty, Inc. (Century 21 Moline Realty) about 10 years ago

Joslyn:  And... would you like fries with that ?  Want it "supersized?"  With cheese or without ? Curly fries or regular.  Diet Coke or Diet Root Beer ?  Choice, choices.  But, I still need that "fish feeder" software.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 10 years ago

Baked tator tots, spinach, and water.

So really, it's not too bad of a meal... until you throw in the Cajun flavored fried fish!

Posted by Nick and Joslyn Solomon, The Solomon Team - Century 21 Moline Realty, Inc. (Century 21 Moline Realty) about 10 years ago

I just googled feed fish software.  I found this blog in the first position on page 2.

Then 2 spaces below that I found a link that got me to here: http://www.filedudes.com/3D_Fish_School_Screensaver-download-35879.html

Hope it helps.  Loved the story btw. :)

Posted by Alan Burwell (McHugh Realtors) about 10 years ago
Hi Kathy:  Gee Kathy, page 2 on google... what was way to easy.  Thanks so much.  I guess, when in doubt... google !  Thanks for your comment, and thanks for visiting.   Karen Anne
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 10 years ago

Sorry, Girl! I can't help you out on this one. I don't have a screensaver.... OR fish! HA! ;)

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties) about 4 years ago

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