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.
It's been almost a year since we have blogged. We are expecting our fourth child. We don't know the gender of the baby yet, but soon we'll be able to find out. Sumi is due in October.
With the pregnancy it was hard to travel and blog. Sorry, hope you will understand.
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.
Have you been to the Portland Japanese Garden recently? If not, come and see some of the beautiful renovations that are taking place. To add color to this, The Japanese Garden is planning to bring some new koi into the pond. In the winter of 2008 The Japanese Garden lost some of the koi that were in the pond due to heavy snow and freezing temperatures. After this incident The Japanese Garden has taken some intuitive effort in bring some koi from Japan. So many people have donated so generously to make this come true.
Finally, we got all Koi Events in one place! Time is valuable for all of us. Here is a smart way to track Koi events.
In the past Antony and I have missed a lot of koi events, just because we didn’t get enough time to track it. From that time onwards we were thinking of an easy method of tracking koi events around the world. That is how Koi Calendar was born. Koi Calendar is a website were Koi clubs and koi organizations can advertise their koi events to the public for free. We hope Koi Clubs and Koi organizations will utilize Koi Calendar by adding their Koi events to KoiCalendar.com. To our knowledge, the best way to promote koi is by promoting koi shows. Following is a quick introduction video of Koi Calendar.
Wishing all Koi Kichies around the world a very Happy and Prosperous New Year! Hopefully 2011 will help us to build up our friendship through scales worldwide and have a wonderfull Koi hobby in 2011.
This is the first blog from Koi TV®. It took some time to develop the blog. First we thought of using a third party blog. But later we took the challenge to build a blog engine of our own. So here we are. We will be using this blog page for regularly updating our activities and some interesting things around our hobby. And we are glad that we were able to publish the first blog on New Year day of 2011. Once again Happy New Year.
Living in Portland, Oregon and very close to The Japanese Garden we often get the opportunity to enjoy the divinity and peacefulness of the garden. We are frequent visitors to the garden, since Antony and I got married. During our early visits there were lots of Koi, belonging to The Japanese Garden. Koi helped to bring out the ethnic beauty of the Japanese culture. Because of the unexpected winter in 2008, The Japanese Garden lost its 90 percent of the koi. Now there are only few koi in the pond.