Pirates Are Mean
On the open sea pirates attack party boats and cargo ships carrying desirable crowns and bejewelled necklaces. Once their plundering is complete, they might have a nice glass of wine or XXX, patch up their wounds and be on their merry way. And usually it's those pirates who have one eye.
But not the case here.
My poor Rasbora is the one with a blank socket. I don't remember if pirates poked her eye out before or after I brought her home, but I believe it was before, because I don't know how pirates could have sneaked into my house without me knowing.
Either way, it’s pretty sad. This is what she looks like, compared to her cousin, Jeffery.
Although she is not allowed to drive anymore, she still has fun. Of course, the other fish have more fun, sneaking up on her left side, hiding in her blind spot (no pun intended) and following her all over the aquarium.
It really turned out great for her surprise party a couple of weeks ago. The others totally caught her by surprise when they jumped out with the cake. She really didn’t see it coming (no pun intended).
So, at 10 years old, she's probably nearing the end of her natural, captivity-type life. Doctors are pleased she has kept up her active lifestyle and the number-crunchers at FISH CHIP (Fish Cataract Health Insurance Plan) are pleased that her cataract surgery is half price.