Selection and luck is behind this surprise. Wes Parker, owner of Children of the Sun Koi had mentioned about his first grow out that he’ll be doing at his store which attracted us to participate in this new attempt.
Wes had bought some tosai from Sakai of Hiroshima koi from Japan. The last shipment was here around the mid of May or that’s when we found out about shipment. Most of all the koi was already sold out. Our “Rosapoo” was selected last; it had an injury during the shipment which was not appealing to his customers. This was kind of the last to be chosen or to be entered in his grow out. Promod and I were attracted to his kohaku because of its unique pattern and the bloodline. She came from Sakai of Hiroshima and is an offspring of Shinning Rose. We named our new kohaku “Rosapoo”. Pattern on this kohaku represented the Rose petals and in our native language Malayalam “Rosapoo” means Rose.
Rosapoo was small compared to other koi from that shipment. We just fell in love with beautiful Kohaku. We decided to enter our Rosapoo for the first competition but luck deceived us then too at the 2012 Northwest Koi and Goldfish Club Show. We entered koi to the show seeing that the wound got cured. But she was injured again during shipment at the same place. Rosapoo won Show Chairman’s award. The judges said that if that Kohaku didn’t get injured again, it would have won some major prizes. This is the reason why people take so much care in transporting the Koi. Simple bump or lack of oxygen can affect the koi very badly.
Kids love animals and birds. They like to grow them as their pet. The only pet in our house is koi. So Antony and I thought we will buy at least a koi for each kid. They get to name them and grow them.
Once when we were attending Pan Intercorp live koi auction at Kenmore, Washington, our kids participated in that with our permission. Our oldest son Nikhil bought his first koi for 10 cents. It was a koi that was one and a half inch. We brought them over and trained Nikhil to take care of his koi. Nikhil was happy to have his own koi in the pond. During the summer he would make sure to feed the koi and change the water. He was really excited so much that he wanted to feed the koi every few hours. During the winter Nikhil was so worried that his fish might get cold and get sick.