Last week, I purchased a Water Garden at a fundraiser.
The package came with a coupon for a Betta Fish.
My intent is to read the instructions, something I loathe like seasonal allergies, and start gardening this weekend.
However, before I can do anything, I have to name the fish.
For some reason, I remembered a gardener in Lady Chatterley’s Lover, and thought I might name my fish, John Thomas. So, as I brushed my teeth, I perused my bookshelf and took out my well-loved copy of D.H. Lawrence’s novel and saw that there is not a gardener. Mellars is a gamekeeper.
I considered Professor Sprout from the Harry Potter series.
But, I think the fish is male.
So, he will be named Chauncey Gardner!