My red betta, Troy died this morning and he is the first fish I've ever owned and I miss him a lot. I'm going to bury him soon in a nice envelope with a coloured pencil drawing of him and this note:
To my friend Troy.
Hi Troy, I love you, you were my friend.
When I first saw you, you looked weird and scaly, and small. I was afraid of your slimy body and silver spotted head, and your mouth kept opening and closing, doing strange things.
I love you Troy because you're always so happy, even when at times, you looked a little shy.
You've got a cute face and little body and sometimes I just wanted to pet you. You eat like a machine and you loved dried bloodworms, they were your favourite because you gobbled them up so quickly, they had no time to sink.
Sometimes I saw you sleeping under your bridge, so I tap on the glass to see you come out. I liked it when I saw your face, because you poked out into the light and swam to me, you went left and right, because I made you so happy.
Everynight when I went to sleep, I thought of you because I turned off your light and said goodnight.
You were a smart boy.
One night you looked really sick and I said to you, I hope you feel better in the morning and I prayed to the angels to keep you alive. When I woke up, you were dead and I am sad.
I love you Troy and you became a world to me. I will never forget you because I cried. I hope we will meet in heaven someday. I really miss you Troy. Goodbye Troy, sleep well forever, I love you so much.
From your good friend Richard.