Saturday, March 12, 2011

R.I.P. Ken

Bye Ken!

Poor Ken died!  No, I'm not talking about KenP a/k/a Old Indiana Man.  I'm talking about my fish, Ken.  We have a 55 gallon tank and Ken was the first fish to take up residence a few years ago.  Since then, dozens of fish have come and gone but Ken had remained the king of the castle, probably quadrupling in size.

Originally his name was Greg but the day after we named him my son started calling him Ken.  ????  "Isn't his name Greg?" I asked.

"Yes, his name is Greg, but his friends call him Ken."  Evan had found a name he liked better than Greg.

"Well then, I'll have to start calling him Ken too."

Although what I really ended up calling him was "Greg, but you can call him Ken."  which never failed to bring the giggles to my son.  He knew how absurd his idea was, but we went with it.

Anyway Ken was the first resident, and he was the last.  The tank is officially void of fish.  Hmmmm Anyone want to tell Evan about Ken when he gets home from a sleep over?  I sure don't.

Oh and Ken, I'm glad it was the fish and not the guy.  lol

Josie


12 comments:

The Neophyte said...

RIP Greg/Ken - I'm amazed you're not running around town trying to find a replacement before your son gets back. I thought you really loved him too.

Josie said...

LOL Evan's consolation prize will be a trip to the pet store. It's one of his fave places ever. I can't go without him.

Tank was too big for only one fish anyway. We'll get a few.

KenP said...

Maybe a piranha? Maybe, like dogs, they should resemble an owner. Not seeing Sugarbear that ... so ...

P.S. Not calling dibs on next.

Gary said...

Greg, Ken, let's use the Hollywood convention and call him Gren.

Bye, Gren. Swim toward the light.

Josie said...

I'm going to see if Evan will call one of the new batch "Wolfie".

*fingers crossed*

KenP said...

I could see a Joe C.

Looks like we're back to a piranha.

Josie said...

LOL Aren't you the clever one KenP!

KenP said...

Thank you for noticing.

Better not go with Joe C. Not good for longevity.

lightning36 said...

Tell Sugie to pick up a Bumblebee Goby and I'll even pay for it ...

How about "Sparky" for a name? lol

Josie said...

Will do, but the pet store doesn't have the greatest variety. We'll see what he says about sparky.

Wolfshead said...

Good lord, don't go giving an old fart like me a heart attack. It's a fish for cat's sake. They go belly up and you toss them in the toilet. Sheeesh

SirFWALGMan said...

"Oh and Ken, I'm glad it was the fish and not the guy. lol"

I'm not. :P