Last week Eli's beta fish, Goldie, died. Ben and I knew it was coming for a few days because prior to his passing, he was laying on the marbles at the bottom of the bowl, only fluttering a little when we tapped on the bowl. Goldie #1 was a gift to Eli from Santa two years ago, however the original Goldie took an unfortunate swim down the kitchen sink while the hot water was running, when Dad was attempting to clean out his bowl. Ben told the kids that he swam out to the creek behind our house, and as consolation, we bought Goldie #2. In my opinion, a single fish, in a little bowl, is the best kind of pet. They are fun to look at and feed (when I remember), don't make messes, or noise, and are easy to care for. I'm thinking there's a Goldie #3 in our near future.
Eli was quite distraught! He stopped blubbering when I went to snap the pic of him, but he was majorly carrying on!
Sariah was beside herself! Their reactions actually surprised me, and as usual, I found a great deal of humor in their tears!
We had a lovely service for sweet Goldie in our teeny tiny 1/2 bath. Everyone said what they loved about Goldie, and every two seconds, Liam tried to flush him prematurely. It took some effort, but Ben and I managed to keep straight faces. Goodbye Goldie. Thanks for being a great pet!