MISSING: 20 black & white stripey pilot fish
Answer to the name of Tweedles and are particularly intrigued by wiggly toes. Very interested in swimming masks, rowers, Bob and other ‘foreign’ things in their realm, especially things being washed in the water.
Very fond of bow riding, surfing and slip-streaming. Usually social animals, rarely seen alone. Will eat most things.
If you have any information as to their whereabouts or wellbeing, please let the Fish Police or the Serendipity Missing Fish Brigade know as soon as possible.
They are sorely and stripily missed.
Folks, I didn’t want to cause undue alarm, so when I noticed a severe and saddening lack of Tweedles these last couple of weeks, I said nothing. But our little fishycade (think motorcade, just more fishy) has been reduced to one solitary striped ‘ole faithful. And the Rt. Hon. Tweedle le Grand – I haven’t seen him for weeks. Gulp. Maybe he’s fish food.
Obviously I’m trying to be rational about it all. I’ve worked through the time I last saw them, their behaviour, our chats. And there is nothing I can think of that made me think my Tweedling days were numbered. I just hope their stripes are safe and they’re having fun. Of course, maybe it is our beautifully straight line and honkin’ speed that has thrown their lateral lines off kilter. I don’t know, but I worry something fishy might be going on.
Maybe it is just time for the next chapter as M draws closer and they have moved on to pastures blue. I have already been visited by two stunningly beautiful terns – the like of which we haven’t seen since the Aus side of things. A loooong time ago. 118 days ago.
Well, my absent friends, you have guided us well and kept me company. I shall always remember our ocean adventures and if you’re ever in need of somewhere to stay (we have a bath), need a helping fin with anythhing, then shout me out. Rutland may be utterly landlocked but there’s a reservoir…and the local supermarket sells salt.
I’ll miss you buddies, some great times we had together,
Outey Toot Toot x x