A is for Artificial.
- made or produced by human beings rather than occurring naturally, typically as a copy of something natural. (synthetic, fake, imitation, substitute, replica, man-made, manufactured, fabricated)
plastic, pretend, phony
- (of a person or a person's behavior) insincere or affected (false, unnatural, put-on, exaggerated, forced, strained, bogus)
Or... in this case "arti-fish-al"
Once we had Orville the trick fish (he could do the dead-fish-float) but he eventually went belly up for the last time and was sent "swimming" down the porcelain express. Our cats rather like the large watering dish that has graced the bookcase, so rather than ditch the fish bowl, "Arty" moved in.
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