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The Patisseriefish in Pet Society

patisseriefish in pet society

Ooh la, la, the Pet Society pond just got a little sweeter with the addition of the Patisseriefish. This fish loves to eat the goodies from the new French Patisserie Mystery Box from the food store. The box costs 300 coins, and you get one treat.

patisserie box in pet society

Mina reports that she caught the Patisseriefish with a Truffe en Chocolat, which she found in her third box. My pet Sushi found a Strawberry and Chocolate Beinet, which we thought for sure would hook the new fish in, since the two look so similar. But we caught the Newspaperfish instead. It wasn’t what we expected, but c’est la vie.

newspaper fish in pet society

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Fizzyfish in Pet Society

fizzyfish in pet society

A new fish just entered the Pet Society pond. The Fizzyfish is the freshest fish around, fo shizzle ma nizzles. I like how the cap looks like a pair of juicy red lips. How to catch this Fizzyfish? Try the bottle of Coca-Cola sold in the vending machines. You can either buy one of these yourself for 900 coins, or if you see it at a friend’s house, just pay 50 coins for a drink.

vending machine in pet society

Image from the official Pet Society blog. There are 10 different types of drinks from the vending machine. Click for more info on this week's items.

While I think the Fizzyfish is cool, I feel mixed about this vending machine. Earlier this year, big soda companies like PepsiCo have vowed to remove full-calorie sodas from machines in schools by 2012. However, diet sodas will continue to be sold to students.

I used to be a Diet Coke addict for years. I’d drink one every day during lunch. If I didn’t have one, I’d feel like my whole afternoon was shot.

Drinking a Diet Coke for me was almost a sensual experience. I loved wrapping my hand around an ice-cold can. I loved opening the can and hearing it pop. I loved that first sip, feeling the fizz on my tongue and tasting the dark brown Splenda-laced liquid. If the soda was served in a glass at a restaurant, I liked the look of it: dark, bubbly, with a tower of glistening ice cubes.

I ignored the dentists’ warnings that carbonated drinks disintegrate your teeth. I ignored the doctors who said that soda leads to osteoporosis. (Osteoporosis is the bone disease that causes older people to shrink and stoop.)

I reasoned that Diet Coke wasn’t so bad, because it had zero calories. I reasoned that because it makes you feel full, it keeps you from overeating and becoming obese, ignoring the studies that showed that diet sodas may actually stimulate appetite.

Then, one night, I overdosed on Diet Coke. I was at work late, and downed three cans in an hour. I also ate three Hershey bars, which, by the last couple of bites, looked and tasted like they were made out of cat poo.

After that ugly night, I woke up and vowed to cleanse my body. This is the only body I’m gonna have. Treat it like a temple. I decided to stop drinking Diet Coke once and for all.

It was a pretty tough battle for the first few days. During lunch, I missed that can of Diet Coke, and I missed all those cold and bubbly sensations. But after I got over the hump, it got easier and easier to say no to Diet Coke.

I haven’t had Diet Coke, or any other soda, in nine months. I’ve been drinking a lot of water instead. Good old H2O. It’s plentiful, it’s free, and it’s really good for you.

In April or May, I was at a local corner shop, and for old times’ sake, I bought a can of Diet Coke. It was a warm, sunny day and I relished that feeling of the cold can in my hands again. But after I opened it, I couldn’t drink more than a few sips. Why? It tasted awful, like soap water. Perhaps there was something wrong with that can. I had a friend take a sip. He shrugged and said that’s how it usually tastes. I was stumped. I couldn’t believe I had been addicted to that bizarre soap water for years.

It’s funny how addictions are. When you’re addicted to something, you think you can’t live without it. You think that it’s good for you, even when the object of your addiction treats you badly. It’s like having a crush on a guy who doesn’t love you back. Your line of reasoning becomes less and less logical and more and more desperate. Then after a while, after you’ve managed to come to your senses and step away from the addiction, you wonder what it was about it that you really liked.

Romantic Ice Fish in Pet Society

pet society romantic ice fish

Romance is in the air…and in the pond this week in Pet Society. Along with many wedding-themed items at the shops, you can find the Romantic Ice Fish swimming in the pond. The official blog has claimed that you can catch this with anything. (Yeah, right!) We all know how luck plays a BIG role in this game. I’m curious, how lucky have you been lately at the pond?

Tapefish in for One Week Only

tapefish in pet society

The Tapefish was released on May 13. If you want one, head over to the pond asap because this is available for one week only. Others have reported using onions or apples to get them. Good luck!

Pet Society celebrates newspapers

Newspapers have suffered an 8.7% drop in circulation in recent months, but they’re alive and well in Pet Society this week. At the pond, you can catch the newspaper fish with pretty much any type of bait, including the humble apple.

Come Monday, you’ll see a fuller tribute to print at the shops where a large newspaper stand will be available. A cup of coffee and rolled-up paper will be sold in the Living section. These items are part of a larger retro-urban theme featuring cars and street signs that hark back to the 1950s, when bigger was better and the environment wasn’t something to be saved. Before you get too excited by the cars, we have a sneaking suspicion that they will be glorified chairs (i.e. they won’t move), but they might make stylish props for a vintage street scene.


To see more items for the coming week, check the official Pet Society blog.

Thanks to Ana for the picture of the newspaper fish.

Maracafish in Pet Society

maracafish in Pet Society

Hot cha cha! In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Pet Society turns Mexican this week, and the funny-looking Maracafish makes a splash into the pond. I believe it’s the first fish ever to have a mustache.

The official Pet Society blog says that you can catch the Maracafish with items from the Mexican Food Delivery service, sold for 1750 coins at the Food Shop. Thanaphon’s pet (pictured above left) caught the Maracafish on the first try. Modo’s pet caught it with the Chocolate Xocolatl, which is the second item from the delivery service. Below is my pet Sushi’s mama checking out the Food Delivery service. She thinks 1750 is too much to pay for food, but if you like surprises, the service provides a new dish every day until May 12.

New Fish on the Block: Danio Tinwini

danio tinwini

There’s a new fish in the Pet Society pond, the Danio Tinwini, and it can be caught without special gear or cash bait. Modo says her little geisha used a piece of cheese. Others report using an apple (either home-grown or from the market) and a homegrown coconut.

The Danio Tinwini is based on a real fish, commonly called the Gold-Ring Danio. It’s a small species that was found in Myanmar in 2009. Isn’t it amazing that there are still some things left to be discovered in our world?

danio tinwini

Image from forums.loaches.com


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