Your Vocabulary word for the day…
Definition from Kitcarta Dictionary: English (North American Edition)
1.The act of cleaning and setting up a 55 gallon fish tank, (with the help of at least 4 cats, 1 of which decides to jump in while you are filling it up with the hose). Dealing with 1 wet, cranky cat. Finish filling up the tank, only to realize that you’ve set the fish tank stand and fish tank too close to the wall and none of the things that go on it, (filter, heater, pumps, etc) will fit. Siphoning out 55 gallons of water,(yes I AM good at siphoning) using the only bucket you can find, which is about 2 or 3 gallon size, killing your back and losing what little thread of sanity you had to begin with. Getting all the water out. Moving the whole set up about 4 or 5 inches out away from the wall, and then refilling it all over again, (this time making sure no cats get too close). Noticing that once it’s filled, you see lots of kitty fur floating on top of the water, and knowing that can’t be all that great for fish, trying to skim it all off. The best you can anyway. Adding the filter and heater, and realizing that after you plug them in, there are no close outlets for anything else, like pumps, and the lights. Putting on the lids, and the lights, (even though they aren’t plugged in) vowing to worry about it tomorrow, and hoping that a power strip will be safe to use with a fish tank, because if not, those lil buggers are gonna have to be happy in the dark!
Note: Many other ‘vocabulary’ words were used during this example, but none were really suitable for a vocabulary word of the day.
Kinda makes me wish I was a drinker. I’ll bet not one of those lil guys says, thank you, either. BIG HUGS, Steph