Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Obituary: Fish, 2002-2007

Family photo taken Dec. 20, 2006: Clockwise from left, Fish, Bogdan, Sara and Kat 3.

Three goldfish and a suckerfish, all of California and at least four years old, died within the last few days in their tank they've called home since 2002. They lived happy, long lives, moving several times with the family, sometimes as far as several hundred miles. The last move several weeks ago proved to weigh on them too heavily physically, the family said.
The family tried using antibiotics to clear them of medical conditions they had developed but were unsuccessful.
"I will miss them," Kat 3 said. "I would sit on top of their tank and watch over them, sometimes spending so many hours there with them that I would fall asleep."
Funeral services were held in the backyard.

16 comments:

Daisy said...

That is a very very nice family portrait you made. I am sorry about the fishies. But they had a long life for fishies, I think. I hope they rest in peace.

I wonder where fishies go when they die? I don't think they can go to the rainbow bridge, because they need water, not air. Maybe they go to the Coral Reef Ridge instead.

The Meezer Gang said...

The Coral Reef Ridge is a very colorful place! I bet Rudy Huxtable's goldfish, Lamont is there!!!

Bogdan, the editor said...

Next time I talk to my fishes in my dreams, I'll ask about Lamont!

-Bogdan

said...

My most sincere condolences on the death of the Fishies.

Think of all of the good memories and fun you had together, picnics, games and such.

(((hugs)))

Luna said...

I hope they rest in peace.


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Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, poor little fishies! We've lost some fishies in the past, too. I like to think that instead of going over the Rainbow Bridge, maybe fishies swim under it?

Rocky

DK & The Fluffies said...

Excellent family picture

Rosie & Cheeto said...

I'm sure yoo all have sum grate memories of watching and watching and watching the fishies fur howrs...

The fishies will always be with yoo when yoo dream, and yoo can watch them fur howrs ovur thare!

Spoiler said...

So sorry to hear about your fishies. I went through that with some lovely tropical fish years ago and just couldn't take it anymore ... I went back to devoting myself to my cats -- because they have nine lives.

DK & The Fluffies said...

Concatulations!!!! You won 'Where in the World is DKM?' - please email me your snail mail address and which prize package you want.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Hi, we're sorry for the loss of your fish. That is stinky. Mommy had fishies growing up and she thinks that fishies swim in the water under the rainbow bridge. I'm sure you'll miss watching them. We're sorry for your loss.

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

We're sorry about your fishies. We just lost our two fishies and now have an empty aquarium. Congrats on winning DKM's contest though so you did get some good news!!!!!

Purrrrrrrs,
China Cat & Willow

Katie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your fishies. That's so sad. At least they had a good life with lots of furry friends.

Victor Tabbycat said...

I's furry sorry bout yur fishies. Maybe they thot the water at the new home tasted funny. We hads a few when I dopted Mom, but they're all gone now. Fishies are fun to watch, but Mom always sed, "Fish are Friends, Not Food" in a funny voice.
Concats on figgerin out DKM's contest. We was still guessin California.

Bogdan, the editor said...

Thank you, everyone, for the nice words about our dear fishies. They will be missed.
(I feel tremendously guilty now that I wanted to eat them at one point.)
-Mr. Bogdan

DaisyMae Maus said...

How sad for your fishies ... We have fishies and when they go to the Bridge, Mom holds a "burial at sea" in the human litterbox. I watch 'em swirl 'til they're all gone. Sigh ...
DMM