Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Baby and a Goldfish


Met my 2 month old niece for the first time. I realized it was ages since I felt a tiny little hand in mine. She still does not recognize faces yet but cries very little. She actually does not know how to cry even when she's hungry! LOL! She just makes 'skawking' sounds with a painful expression on the face! Teeny hands and teeny feet! Mother nature is the master designer of cuteness!!


They also have a pretty goldfish gracefully swimming in its glass bowl. I realized to my surprise that if anyone stands close to the bowl, it immediately swims towards them and hovers around there. Even more surprising was that if you put your hand close to the glass the goldfish gets distracted by the hand only for a moment and then starts looking at your face again!! It felt as if it can recognize the face! Maybe we humans grossly underestimate the intelligence of other creatures.

I can imagine! At night when everyone is asleep the goldfish pulls out a little laptop from under one of the pebbles and starts wondering on its blog: 'Today I saw a human showing signs of intelligence. He did not tap my glass bowl (How I hate it when they do that!!). He actually seemed to look into my eyes. Maybe humans are not as dumb as previously thought...'


...Obviously, I had a very tiresome overnight bus journey back to Pune, its Wednesday morning but am still short of some sleep...

Of course, I also met my two year old nephew. It is impossible to track down fast moving two year olds and take a pic when indoors... all I could get was his doggy toy...


(posted this a day later...)

11 comments:

Arunima said...

:-)

The goldfish and the dumb man!

claytonia vices said...

@arunima: LOL!

Pixie said...

LOL!!
Nice pics... :-)
The goldfish could be doing just that!!

Niveditha Sunderraj said...

nice pics!
The pic of your niece is just so awww!!! :P

Romila said...

Cute niece,
intelligent goldfish blogging:)
doggy snap of fast moving two year ol' - can totally relate to that:)

The Penny Lane said...

You know I believe in your goldfish story...I seriously think they are way smarter when compared to all the foolish decisions we as humans take.
You were here??? Ah should have told me! Nothin much to see here but I could have told ya places to be etc

reema said...

little things make great tales....
ur wise to see that...

thanku fo ur comment!
reema

shooting star said...

nice read!!...yeah sometimes we do uderestimate a lot of things!!!

Saritha Rajagopal said...

I have a fish tank with 7 goldfhises in it. And wut u said is so true. The way they follow you wherever u move. It's awesome. All seven of them swim together as a group towards the direction we move to. And back. Wonder wut they're thinking when they do dat?

claytonia vices said...

yeah pixie, i will keep an eye out for that blog ;)

Niveditha, my niece is actually awwwww.... :)

romila, love ur blog... it's fun to read about little bembi :)

penny lane, I already have relatives who will show me around Hyd, provided I spend a little more time to enable that :)

reema, great to see u here :)

shooting star, :)

saritha, wow... thats more evidence!! =-o

Mysorean said...

Kids never fail to catch your attention even if they are sleeping! :)

And according to myth #8137, you are not supposed to click snaps of people sleeping! :D (Don't hit me for that now!)