Sunday, July 27, 2008

Introducing Grinchie, Pablo's Fish!

Pablo and Grinchie (visible above his left hand) and the dragon fishbowl

A proud boy and his proud Papa

Jo Ann and Fred took Pablo to the pet shop and they picked out a Betta fish and a cool fish bowl with a dragon on it. Pablo named the fish Grinchie. How cuuuuwte is that?

After Fred made a giant bowl of handmade pico de gallo and
grilled salmon for dinner, he and Jo Ann walked the dogs around the reservoir. Pablo and I made ice cream sandwiches with the oatmeal 'n' Nutella cookies our neighbor Paolo brought us today. It was yummy, and reminded us that Grichie needed his dinner.

So, we set up the dragon bowl, dumped the blue rocks in the bottom, and filled it with water. Once everything was sorted, we tried scooping Grinchie out of his transport container with a spoon. I wanted Pablo to do it. He was excited. With an ear-to-ear grin on his face, he exclaimed, 'I've always wanted a fish!'

Grinchie didn't like the spoon and Pablo didn't like seeing him squirm off of it. I had no idea what to do, but somehow I dumped the transport bowl over and Grinchie landed in his new home. Pablo took a pinch of food and sprinkled it on the surface of the water. We sat and waited for Grinchie to take some nibbles. Pablo freaked. He mimiced Grinchie's biting style. It was such a cool moment.

When Jo Ann and Frad arrived home from their walk, Pablo hurried them to his room to see Grinchie. With that, we were off to bed. Which is where I am headed right now.

Monday morning, Jo Ann and I have an important meeting at CHLA pertaining to Pablo's surgery on August 18. I'll fill you in on it tomorrow.

Night night.

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