I spent the week before last awash in guilt about dropping my goldfish, and I came home after being away the following weekend to my husband telliing me that both the fish had disappeared from the pond! Whose little footprints were around the perimeter? - A raccoon, of course! darn! So, I reinforced the outdoor chicken run, yet again! I miss those fish! I bought two new little ones, but they aren't used to me yet so they aren't nearly as friendly. My other two would come right up to the surface at feeding time - so cute.