Monday, May 13, 2019
I saved a life today
I saved a life today. It was only a fish, but still.
I was walking around Hoyt Lake early this morning in the cold drizzle. This is a terrible spring we are having here in Buffalo but I care not seeing that I have all this work to do. As I was walking I saw something lying on the bank. It was a little fish, a carp I think.
The fish was lying there and I thought he was dead but then I saw his gills barely moving.
You have to act fast in situations like this and I picked the fish up. I have to admit I said, "Eeeuww." I had on these green gloves I love. But how bad can they smell, you know? They only touched the fish for a couple of seconds. The fish looked as if he had a little bit of blood on him so I do not know what exactly happened but I stayed away from that blood, is all I can tell you. I picked him up gingerly and I got him back in the water.
"There you go, little guy," I said. I call my cat Jeoffry "little guy" so I am in the habit.
Good thing Jeoffry was not along on this expedition!
Anyway. I worried the fish might sink like a stone but no.
He swam joyously and zestily away!
That felt good. I was so happy I could do that, you know? Nobody was out walking because of this bad weather but I was. And I was not wearing a headset and I was aware of what was around me and I saw the fish.
Above is a picture of the lake with the fish in it because of me.
Little fish. It reminds me of my religion teacher in high school whose name was Miss Piscitello. My dad was a Latin teacher who knew what was what and he told me it was Italian for "little fish." My friends and I had a riot with that. We would say Little Fish and that was code for our religion teacher.
A piscitello swims in Delaware Park Lake tonight because of me. I am a Good Samaritan.