A few weeks ago you’ll remember we took Stretch to a Spring Garden Show at a local nursery. One of the exhibits that most fascinated the little guy was a koi pond. And when something fascinates Stretch, you know you haven’t heard the last of it.
He wanted to know more about these fish, so I did some research and found out some facts about them. I discovered they’re believed to bring good luck and the Chinese have an interesting legend about them.
(Stretch: “Of course! Humans have a legend for everything.”)
To continue—the story about the koi fish is called “The Legend of the Dragon Gate.” A little fish named Gu is told that in order to save his home and friends from danger he must do the impossible—become a dragon! To achieve this goal, the little guy has to swim up a waterfall. Somehow, with courage and perseverance he manages to do this and is transformed into a dragon.
The moral of the story is that with love, courage and perseverance, anything is possible!
I decided I’d like to be reminded of this story whenever I start to have doubts, so I bought Stretch a koi pond for one of his gardens.
And they seem to be a perfect pet for him and Tiny because they are said to be social and playful but you have to be careful not to overfeed them because they like to nibble all day.
They’ll fit in perfectly around here.