Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Gulp!

When I last posted - drawing attention to our lack of expertise with fish - I knew it was a possibility that George might not last. I didn't really expect him to die after only 5 days though.

Here's a picture of happier times....
And a very blurry picture of George himself... (It's hard to get a goldfish to pose!)

Ellie has taken it all rather well. He was clearly ill the night before, gasping and floating listlessly. We mentioned that George looked ill to Ellie, who said "When I get back from nursery tomorrow George will be dead". She stroked George's lifeless body goodbye before going to nursery the next morning. Paul buried George as he could not face the traditional toilet cremation.

On the positive side, we have found some excellent fish care websites, which includes one who will email a helpful and sympathetic response as to why your fish has probably died and what you can do to avoid it next time. So, the future George 2 (or princess tinkerbell as Ellie is suggesting) may do much better....

4 comments:

Glingle said...

Aww RIP George. Sounds like Ellie took his passing better than the rest of you. Hugs to you all. xxx

Jessica said...

So sorry to hear about George. :(

We have never had indoor fish (seems like an awfully expensive way to keep our cats fed), instead opting for pond fish. Unfortunately, the giant ice storm this winter brought down branches that disabled the pump, thus allowing the pond to freeze over, and the fish to die.

By the way, I LOVE that fish bowl.




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Patrick said...

Oh please please please can we donate our fish to you? I really want to find him a new home,
Patrick x

Rhea said...

Fish are very fragile and hard to keep alive. Don't feel guilty.