Close to Home by John McPherson

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  1. Barry Carter

    Barry Carter said, about 3 years ago

    CPR = cardio-pulmonary resusciation. Kind of difficult without the pulmonary part. Maybe CGR: cardio-gill resuscitation?

  2. Johnny Potseed

    Johnny Potseed said, about 3 years ago

    How did people do things before they could go online?

  3. cdward

    cdward said, about 3 years ago

    Actually, for fish it’s F.I.T. (Flush in toilet).

  4. L L

    L L said, about 3 years ago

    Actually, I’ve done this, sort of! I used to get the ‘feeder fish’ and let them grow instead. They can be pretty, with different coloration, and get pretty big! I had one that was about 6 inches long, was orange with a white spot on its ‘forehead’. It suddenly got sick with a fungus that covered it, and it sat on he bottom of the tank, leaning over. I put it in a separate medicated tank and gently wiped the infection off, but it still appeared dead, flopping over on its side. Figuring there was nothing left to lose, I held it face down over the big bubble stream coming from the aerator so the air went through the mouth and gills. After a short time, the thing began to gasp! A little bit after, it started to wriggle! When it seemed even stronger, I let go of it, and it started swimming. It had seizures for the first day, suddenly swimming into the side of the tank, but by the next day it seemed perfectly fine. The really weird thing is that its coloration changed- the white spot grew until it was all white with just some orange on the fins! He grew to over 8 inches, and earned the right to be named – Lazarus.

  5. angelfiredragon

    angelfiredragon said, about 3 years ago

    @Johnny Potseed

    Probably the same way many still do, many of my customers claim they can’t get internet, I check their area and sure enough they can’t…you’d think the USA would be wired better, but nope.

  6. David B

    David B said, about 3 years ago

    Blow. Blow. Pump. Pump. Flush.

  7. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 3 years ago


    They should do what I do……Internet by satelite.

  8. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 3 years ago

    If you are going to include mouth to mouth remember to spit water instead of blowing air.

  9. Mai Griffin

    Mai Griffin said, about 3 years ago

    In 1938 I was seven years old and very fond of my pet goldfish – ‘Fish’ and ‘Chips’. My father had changed their water the night before and left the bowl on the draining board and at 6am one morning, on his way out, he saw one was missing. He found ‘Chips’ in the sink drainer among tea leaves and immediately rinsed it and put it back into the bowl. It floated, tummy up, so, knowing how upset I would be, he used a drinking straw to blow water through its gills. He saw a sign of life after about ten minutes, so worked on. It began to swim without turning over after another half hour. He was late for work, but felt it was worth it as the fish lived on happily for years.

  10. owen r cormier

    owen r cormier GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The nearest toilet>


    RUBBER DUCKY said, about 3 years ago

    @ Johnnypotseed…….Smoke Pot…

  12. Whizzer42

    Whizzer42 said, about 3 years ago

    “Unfortunately, the fish ends up alive in the sewer system, where it gets eaten by rats.”

    Not in NY. We have alligators in our sewers.

  13. starlilies

    starlilies said, about 3 years ago

    @L L

    Wow, very cool! How long did it live for?

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