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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-02-2011, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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A Sad Ending

Well. I had been worried about Ares these past few days, but at least he isn't in pain anymore with that eye of his. He passed this evening while I was out grocery shopping. A lot of people are telling me "he's just a fish, Erin, it's not like a sixty lb dog.", but i'm still crying for him. Maybe he wasn't a sixty lb dog, but he was still my baby. I'm sorry I couldn't do better, hon, I'll miss you forever. Rest well.

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. - Albert Einstein
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-02-2011, 08:13 PM
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I'm so sorry. Fish are JUST as important as any other animal. Don't let anyone else tell you otherwise. RIP, Ares.

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Thank you, Sweeda. Your compassion is very much appreciated. He will have a proper burial tomorrow at my favorite nature trail. <3

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. - Albert Einstein
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That sounds nice. =)

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May your baby boy rest in peace. I understand how it feels. I lost my boy Shiro not to long ago and even now I still cry. I have a new boy Sora and it's not that I don't love/care about him as much as Shiro but it's just strange to not see Shiro in his tank. Don't let anyone tell you he was just a fish. You have the right to love whoever whatever you want.

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I'm sorry for you and your fish :( at least he had a great home :) and my fish mean more to me then my family cat so...

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RIP. And I know you miss him...non Betta-lovers don't understand how fascinating these little INDIVIDUAL creatures are....
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-04-2011, 09:35 PM
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When you take on anything as a pet... whether a mouse, a fish, a dog or a bird - to you it is a pet, a member of the family. Not many non-cat people understand the pain when a family puts down their 17 year old cat. so not many non-betta people know how it feel.

And I am sorry you lost your fella - you took good care of him :)

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RIP. I hate losing them...

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RIP Quicksilver
RIP Dominic

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-04-2011, 10:20 PM
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I'm so sorry you lost your fishy :(. Ive had people tell me they are just fish! You can always buy another one. But non betta loves don't understand that it's not just a fish! It's part of your life like any other animal
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