Dear Sweet Fishstick,
You were my one and only betta. I never thought I could grieve this much for "just a fish" but you were not just a fish my dear friend, you were more than some may realize. You were a personality, a force, driven by different emotions and needs, thoughts and desires, and much more than the supposed mindless drifter swimming in whatever direction you were taken.
You were there when I got home, ready to greet me with your wagging fin. Excited at the prospect of new treats, curious as to the barking sessions of your brother, Achilles. Partaking in family discussions, actively interested in the everyday events of those with whom you shared your life, seeming to genuinely enjoy our company as we did yours. Playing hide and seek with us in your den.
Forever shall we miss your enthusiasm, your "bubbly" personality, your sense of humor, and the lessons you taught us.
Your brilliant colors shine on.
Your Mama & Family