I lost both my Koi
Here they are, Das Boot and Drizzt. Those two I had bought for a few dollars at the Pet store, as tiny little Koi babies several years ago. Both were swimming together, always staying close to each other. I did get attached to them over the years, they came when I tapped my foot at the side of the pond knowing there will be food. Drizzt loved halved zucchini slices and Das Boot pushed any other fish away when I threw in my other ponds' surplus of water snails.
Both where a good size already, I was always kidding, saying they would not fit in a frying pan any longer, healthy, beautiful Koi, always admired by visitors...
Two days ago I found Das Boot laying outside, he had jumped, and of course I found him too late. He is now buried by my rose Duchesse de Brabant.
That day and yesterday I noticed Drizzt hiding. I thought, who knows what fish think, and he will get over it sooner or later. But I asked my son to net him for me so I can make sure he is ok and not hiding due to an injury, but he seemed fine.
And this morning Drizzt is just gone.
A cat was in the yard, the dogs chased her away, but it sure looks like the cat ate him. There is no sign of him, not even a tiny scale anywhere.
So this leaves my Koi pond with Gator and Fred, the two new Koi I bought in March.
Hubby brought out the fruit tree netting and we will drape it over the pond. This should keep the fishing animal away.
what a sad day at the pond today!