Monday, May 15, 2006

RIP Little Fish

We've suffered a sad loss at Casa Alice today. A member of the family is sadly no longer with us.

Little Fish succumbed today to a long unknown illness. He'd managed two moves, a holiday stay at a friends, and a brief period where he was almost named Tenille. But he'd been unwell since the move from Tufnell Park, and after a brief return to his usual charming self, he passed away today.

I've had Little, as he was affectionately known, for just over two years, and he was an absolute delight that entire time. Although smaller than his buddy Big, he was no less friendly and charismatic. He had a wonderful personality, and I like to think that he knew me. He may have been just a fish, but he was loved.

Little Fish, April 2004 - May 2006.

He is survived by his longtime bowlmate Big, newer friends Grumpy and Pretty, owner Alice and flatmate Buffy. After a brief memorial service, he was laid to rest in the garden.

Goodbye little buddy. You'll be missed.


Kobrinsky said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with the Little little guy. I hope he's in a happy aquarium in the sky.

Janice said...

Hi Alice,

You were lucky to have him as long as you did, because gold fish don't normally live very long.

Some one once told me their life time is something like six months, which I find hard to believe since I've know gold fish that live a whole lot longer.

But fish are very sensative fellows, and it might have been something he was fighting for a while, or even that he couldn't adjust to something in the water at the new flat.

Anyway, I am sorry for your loss.