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Where in the world is Titan?
Monday, February 11th, 2013

I have to start this by saying I’m a “wierd” magnet—one of those people that Ripley’s could include in their Believe It Or Not fact books for the sheer number of wierd happenings that occur around them.

Let me tell you about the wierd thing that happened today.


My office is maybe 12’x12′ and cram-jam-packed with a corner desk, three bookcases and a tall file cabinet which sits to the right of my big desk. Atop the file cabinet is my 18″-tall James Brown doll that sings “I Feel Good,” a Russian pencil holder with some of my stranger, collectible pens, a clay figurine of a shark with a man’s hand reaching out from inside its belly, and my little betta fish Titan’s bowl.

Today, I left to run errands in town while the lady who helps me by cleaning and organizing my “stuff” worked. When I returned, she was already gone, so I went to make a cup of hot chocolate before beginning my day’s work. I reach for the fish food to feed little Titan and I don’t see him in the bowl.

WTF? 😯

So, I got to thinking. My little fish took a turn for the worse about ten days ago, and I Facebooked the fact he looked like his health was heading south. But in recent days, he’s been looking more active, more like his spunky self. I thought maybe I’d been fooling myself that he was doing better and someone in the family found him floating while I was gone. Maybe they took care of his remains, knowing how upset I’d be if I’d been the one to find him. I canvassed everyone. No one was in my room today. Except my friend, the organizer whiz.

I called her, and she told me that when she cleaned the top of the file cabinet she noted that Titan was missing and assumed he’d died since the last time she’d been here. So no one who had access to my room knows anything about his disappearance.

I began to worry that he channeled his inner dolphin and leapt out of his bowl. I inched close to the wall behind the cabinet to search for his little body, searching the coffee cups on the table beside the cabinet in case he’d flopped there, and then looked everywhere else I could think that he might have wound up.

No Titan. I’m flummoxed. But now, I’m so intrigued I’m not grieving much for my little companion.

12 comments to “Where in the world is Titan?”

  1. red headed hellion
    · February 11th, 2013 at 5:45 pm · Link

    Mom, I’m thinking that “your” inner zombie came out….so you sleep walked and flushed him. Or one of the peeps in the casa did. Poor Titan. I will replace him 😉

  2. ronnie cornett
    · February 11th, 2013 at 7:51 pm · Link

    awwwwww…poor little guy ❗

  3. sharon chalk
    · February 11th, 2013 at 7:57 pm · Link

    ok thats just weird,somebody moved the fish,probably dead and they would rather you went nuts figuring it out than telling you lol Ive lost stuff and had trouble finding it and it not show up for a day or two but not a fish,and honestly I hope you don’t find him now because they can’t breathe out of the water,so he is gone,but just because you mentioned it and Ive been trying to think of what could have happened,if you ever find his body,let us know,just a little –Titan rip –will be enough for those of us who read the comment LOL

  4. Z
    · February 11th, 2013 at 8:13 pm · Link

    We had a shark that kept jumping out of our aquarium, we had to keep picking him up off the floor and throwing him back in the tank. Sorry for your MIA Titan.

  5. Delilah
    · February 11th, 2013 at 8:21 pm · Link

    LOL! Y’all are great. Z! Would love to have seen the kamikaze shark! And still no sign of Titan.

  6. Melissa Porter
    · February 11th, 2013 at 8:26 pm · Link

    I had a gold fish that use to jump out of his bowl. When we left the house we use to put a lid over his bowl so he would not jump out.

    Sounds like a mystery that I would be trying to figure out. I am the type that would want to know what happened.
    Hopefully you figure out what happened to him.

  7. Vicky
    · February 11th, 2013 at 10:07 pm · Link

    Poor Titan. Bettas do jump and its horribly hard to find them sometimes 🙁
    I breed half moon bettas so shoot me an email with your addy if you would like a new buddy!

  8. Delilah
    · February 11th, 2013 at 11:29 pm · Link

    Vicky! I had no idea he could jump out of his bowl. Still haven’t found him, but I’m thinking that if he jumped, maybe one of the dogs found him and gobbled him up. 😯

    I’m sending you an email!

  9. Mary Preston
    · February 12th, 2013 at 3:03 am · Link

    When you find out, you must let us know. I love a good mystery. Though this may not end well for Titan.

  10. Virginia E
    · February 12th, 2013 at 3:53 am · Link

    I’m going to defer to the comic strip Pooch Cafe. A few months ago, they ran a story line where the house fish got an Iron Man suit (There’s a story about the mouse developing it and the suit getting away from him.) The fish used the suit to escape the bowl and terrorize the rest of the pets in the house. I prefer to think that Titan has escaped his bowl to become a larger than life superhero.

  11. sharon chalk
    · February 12th, 2013 at 5:43 am · Link

    just thought of a possible answer,if the carpet was vacuumed that day,check the bad,becasue beta fish can jump out of their bowls if not deep enough and if his coloring was even close in color to the carpet and they die quickly once out of water he could have been vacuumed up and never even noticed that it happened,so you might check the bag.I keep thinking about that fish,now you have to solve what happened lol

  12. Teresa Hughes
    · February 12th, 2013 at 6:46 am · Link

    Sorry about Titan:( We once had a fish that jumped out of his tank and our dog did eat him before we could grab him. Hope you can figure out where he went at least.

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