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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-26-2011, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Gallant Little Gershwin

I regret to inform everyone that Gershwin has lost his valiant battle against velvet, severe emaciation, and general Petco care. While he was only with me for a few short days, his struggle to live was inspiring and I genuinely enjoyed taking care of him. He was a handsome blue fellow with funny fused fins and a fighter's spirit but unfortunately, his poor abused body simply couldn't continue on. I know that he is now at peace in a place where he'll never have to worry about nasty parasites or dirty little cups ever again.

You will be missed, little Gershwin.

Edit: Also, I really want to thank everyone who cheered for Gershwin and who gave me such great support during his short life. Thank you all so much.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-26-2011, 06:57 PM
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I'm sorry sakura :( At least he didn't die in a horrible, dirty cup, he died in a nice heated tank with care he couldn't have gotten otherwise. I'm sure he is gratful if your effort :(

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I'm sorry about Gershwin. You did a magnificent job caring for him in his last few days. I'm sure he really appreciated your care and those blood worms.
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Poor little guy. I'm so sorry but you were so awesome to love him for a short time. He didn't die lonely and at least he had some dignity at the end.
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-26-2011, 09:13 PM
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I'm so sorry Sakura. :( At least you took good care of him in his final days.

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I am so sorry, Sakura. At least Gershwin had good care in the end. You were very brave to recue and fall in love with him. You made all of us love him too. I think we all learned from his experience. You and Gershwin will probally save many more Bettas just for keeping us posted on his fight to live. Thank you both. I think your fight to save him helped me to fight for Kessler.
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Sorry to hear about Gershwin. He had his best moments while he was in your care.

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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-26-2011, 10:22 PM
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Aw, I'm sorry to hear :( I was rooting for him. Bless his little spirit. Know you did a good job, he's now free on the Bridge <3

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:( *hugs* you gave him a good last couple days.
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-26-2011, 10:34 PM
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Aww... I'm so sorry, his story was so touching!

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