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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Put Geist to sleep last month

About a month ago, Geist stopped eating, and was showing weird deformations in his body. Maybe some of you were there when my friend made a thread asking about it...

Anyway, we decided that it was his time, since he wasn't getting any better. It was a pretty upsetting experience having to euthanize a fish, I dunno if any other members here have had to do it, but I think it was the best option at that point, since he definitely wasn't feeling well [it was decided that he must have had a tumor or something internal like that].

This might sound kind of silly, but we had a nice little funeral for him, and then attempted to cremate his body/save the ashes in a little container. It sort of worked, and I have the container [sealed, of course] in my room at the moment.

I'm going to miss that fat fella for sure, and I've definitely learned a lot from that experience.

Right now I have another betta. He's a little baby-blue fellow with a peach-colored face and a freckle on one eye. He's not exactly a replacement for Geist, but my previous fish and I had so many fond memories that I couldn't find myself going for long without another gilly friend. =)

So, RIP Geist, who will forever be immortalized in my artwork.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 05:27 PM
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:( It was sweet of you to have a mini funeral for your fish though. Most people say oh well time to buy a new fish and then flush their old fish down a toilet. I think it was really cool that you loved your fish and didn't think of him as some easily replicable item.
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It's not silly, I always have funerals for my fish when they die.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 11:42 PM
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R.I.P. Geist sorry for ur loss

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-19-2011, 06:21 AM
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I think it's nice that you had a little funeral for him. I do that for all my pets that pass away. So sorry for your loss. ♥

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 08:54 PM
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That's not silly at all! I have a little fish graveyard in my backyard. One of them even has a miniature American flag draped over it. :P

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Definitely not silly, it is amazing. You gave your fish a beautiful departure.

I actually called around several animal cremation services in my city but they wouldn't take my fish when he died. They said there would be too little.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 09:07 AM
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Oh - I'm sorry for you loss. I think its great you gave him a funeral. I wish I could of done the same for Fighter (RIP).

RIP Geist

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-27-2011, 04:30 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss. RIP Geist.
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