Cute Little Cottage
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Enjoy A Vacation With-in Two Worlds...
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 The Cottage Grounds 

 My Koi Pond And Its World 


My Pond in the Snow

There is always something interesting going on around my pond. This is one of them. The animal tracks do not show up, but they are quiet evidence that there have been guests visiting the pond.
These big guys are my new residents, being
checked out by one of my
Kin Iro and Horioshi were gifts from Heather. They
were raised from babies in her aquarium. She is
very gernerous to let them make their new home
in my pond. They have stolen my heart. So much
so, that there are four new babies growing in my
tank awaiting spring to meet Kin Iro and Horioshi.
Heather still checks in on her big babies, so I know
they have a piece of her heart too!
If I have this right....
Kin Iro  means Gold Color
   "Kin" which means gold
    'Iro' which means color
Horioshi means Digger Teacher or  Piercer Master?
   "Hori " which means digger or piercer
   "shi"  which means master or teacher
I hope you will stop by and meet them when you
come to Cute Little Cottage. I'm sure you'll enjoy 
all the fish and pond critters. 

Baby pictures of Kin Iro ... Koi

Baby pictures of Horioshi ... Koi

Horioshi  on the right, was the shy one.
  Kin Iro above, would bring food down to him so he could eat. 
There is more to Koi than we realise. These two have bounded together and are always very near each other.

Kin Iro liked to explore the tank and play in the bubbles as a baby. When turned out in my pond, that is exactly what she did. 

Kin Shi  is growing! 
Horioshi is growing! 






When first moved into the 55 gallon tank, you could barely see them.  Look in the upper left corner. They are so tiny!

Kin Iso and Horioshi are in the top Left corner of their new home.