I never post here because it makes me sad, and the thought of losing my pets is very upsetting to me. I have 15 bettas (currently) and 2 cats, one is 15 years old and like a child to me. Been with me through everything and I know the day is coming soon but the thought of losing him brings immediate tears to my eyes.
The thing with pets is that those without pets, or without fish, just have no idea why we would get so upset about that loss, why someone would actually cry over a fish. "It's just a fish!" So I've typically grieved alone over my losses.
But it is nice to find this section of the forum, even while sad. And so for me it's time to pay homage to the ones I've lost but will always love: In order; Scuba Kitty Stewart, first betta, 25 years ago.
And recently; Nefertiti, Wishy, Pandora, Antigone, Sweetie.
And most recent, on Easter, my favorite girl, Fishy, who I bawled for, and buried in the backyard.
I love all of you guys, and if the Rainbow Bridge is true, please wait for me, and please wave your fins when I get there. And it will all be alright.