Pond Play

A rainy day

It rained a little yesterday so Melly wouldn’t take me for a walk. I don’t get that. It seems like that is the perfect time for a walk. What could be better than the comforting caress of water rolling off your fur while you explore strange and potentially dangerous places? Nevertheless, she wouldn’t do it so I had to make my own fun.

Pond fun. Fun pond.

Lately, the pond is my major form of entertainment. I don’t know why I thought it was better when it was full of irises. This is waaaay better. (Don’t tell Smelly I said that though or I’ll never hear the end of it.) And this week it got even better by the addition of 200 more goldfish! Eat your heart out, Dobby Winnick!

It’s kind of strange though because it seems like Smelly has put in lots of goldfish over the past couple of months and they keep disappearing. I hope they are not starving to death because I never see her feed them. The other day there was a great big bird, Melly called it a great blue heron, walking around the shallow parts of the pond but I think it was just dropping by to say hello.

Dive! Dive! Dive!

The pond is even deep enough for me to get a good dive in. I thought I’d head down to where the goldfish were hanging out but when I got there they had all moved to the surface.

The way it's done

The great thing about the pond is that I can put my head and shoulders on the shallow shelf and let my back and hind legs extend out over the deeper part. This is absolutely ideal for rolling! I wonder if Melly knew that when she made it? Nah, I think the pond had that long before Melly even had a capybara living with her. She probably thought it was good for the irises. (It was!)

Something touched my foot!!!!!

All at once I got scared! Something touched my foot and I don’t think it was a little fish! It could have been a monster!

A potential pond monster

What if one of those things is lurking in my pond? Did I mention how deep it is? Even a small one of those could be pretty scary!


Of course, Nessie is in the pond all the time and she would know if there is a pond monster in there, right? She’s not a big communicator though. And, come to think of it, it is just possible that she qualifies as a pond monster herself. You don’t think…nah, it couldn’t be. I mean, Nessie couldn’t be eating all those fish, could she?

10 comments to Pond Play

  • Laurie Coppola

    So glad you are enjoying your pond, and your secret is safe with me. No telling Melly 🙂

    So a Great Blue Heron stopped by, eh? I think he came for lunch, not just a visit. Next time he stops in, you might ask him nicely not to eat your goldfish. I don’t think he’ll agree, though. GBHs are like that, ya they are!

    You practice those rolls and keep that pond free of those invasive plants that conquered it before. Can’t trust plants, you know 🙂

  • great quality photos & interesting dialog the pond must be a good size I enjoy thanks

  • Vickie

    Gari, maybe the Loch Ness Monster is hiding in your pond & is eating your goldfish. Maybe it touch your foot as a way of say hi. 🙂

  • Janet Lutkus

    Gari, if you are cool with Nessie at the bottom of your pond, don’t worry about any big ole’ pond monster. Nessie will protect you. As for the gold fish, they won’t have time to go hungry — not with your friend the Great Blue Heron. You have the life Gari! Much Love to you!!!

  • Linda

    what a wonderful pond for you Gari!!! Don’t be scared of the pond monster, I am sure he would be good friends with you!!!
    You are so cute Gari!!! we love you!

  • Stephanie Labbate

    Great pond story!! It IS much better w/o all the Irises! You really should THANK (S)Melly for redoing your pond so you can roll! I know THAT won’t happen

  • Your pond looks like so much fun! I can see why you like it so much.
    But I don’t think there’s a monster in there, not even a little one. It would have to be much deeper, more of a lake than a pond. I think Nessie knows everything that goes on it the pond & she’d never tolerate another animal in there besides you. I’m surprised she didn’t chomp on the great blue heron. Maybe she will snap at it next time?
    Have a good time in your pond & don’t worry about a monster.

  • Liz Boshoven

    Yes, the Heron and the turtle are eating all your fish! This is a hungry time for birds and turtles and there is little greenery to shelter them. Sounds like a great place.

  • There were monsters in my old swimming pool, but this new pool is monster-free. I hope some of your goldfish get to grow up big like mine!

  • Gabby

    With that shaggy algae covering her, Nessie does look a bit like a pond monster.

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