Other than the Naughty One, the only other pets we have are fish. My dad and my son are in charge of tank maintenance, fish funerals, and any replacements. The boy and the pup seem to enjoy the tank. At least a couple of times a week, the pup barks incessantly at the fish tank, until she is picked up to get a closer view. It’s not a predator-prey sort of thing. I think she really believes these are her own pets.
As far as other pets go, I won’t do hamsters or any little rodents like that. I’ve never even picked up a hamster before… ever. Frogs involve crickets, so even if I could entertain the thought of a frog (which I can’t), I could never do the live cricket feedings. I don’t like cats, unless it’s the rare cat-dog, like my neighbor’s cat, who behaves more like a dog than a cat. And please don’t suggest we bring any birds into the house. I have a serious phobia of birds. I’m not sure if it was the movie The Birds when the phobia started, or the time when I was young, eating at a friend’s house, while her bird walked around on the table the entire meal. Needless to say, that friendship wasn’t long-lasting.
These little fishbowl cookies served no other purpose, but for fun. I’ve been busy with orders the past few weeks, and finally had a little extra dough and a little time to do something out of the ordinary. I looked in my candy stash and was inspired by the rock candy and fishies, and when I saw the little Wilton pearls, I had a cookie vision. I was happy with how they turned out. I added the rock candy, fish, and pearls before the icing set. The rock candy took on sort of a mosaic look, and the fish and pearls gave it a 3D effect.
Here’s a quick how-to for these fishbowl cookie treats:
*If you don’t have fishies or pearls, you can pipe them with frosting. Nerd candies can be substituted for the rocks.