"Considering you just spent the past ten minutes tickling Norm's toes and making kissy sounds in his direction? NORMAN... Norman is up, Lady."
We're hanging in there and taking things day-by-day with Mr. Norman. He's a bit quieter than usual and eating a bit less too. He's still quite alert behind those big eyes and generally somewhere close by. He has something new to watch too...
Before yesterday, the tank was inhabited by the small sucker fish (plecostomus) and two huge goldfish. Apparently, I've gotten a reputation as a soft touch. My daughter's best friend goes to the next elementary school over from ours. Her science teacher is leaving the school and needed a place to re-home the two giant plecos (plecostomusses? plecostomi?) and five smaller fish. My tank was designated as a "foster home" for the time being. The five smaller ones are spoken for, but can't be taken in by their new family. The plecos? Well, I have a soft spot for plecos. I'm planning on keeping at least one of them, maybe both of them. We'll see how it goes.