Saturday, May 26, 2007

Rainbow's end

Last night after the boys went to bed, our first family pet died. Rainbow had been a beautiful blue and red Beta. He lived in a bowl on our piano for almost two years.

A few weeks ago he started to fade - his color became less blue and more ashen. This Tuesday he started to swim on his side and last night he went to the bottom of his bowl and stayed on his side.

While the boys were sleeping we placed him into an Altoid box and buried him in the East garden in an area that we are preparing for replanting.

3 comments:

Ebeth said...

Hoe did they respond to the news when the next day came?

Jen said...

Hi Bill, this is Jen Trzeciak, I came across your blog when I was looking at another blog that was posted on challies' site, sort of a roundabout way, but glad I found it! We've also got 2 fish who are not doing so well, so maybe we'll have to dig up some altoids boxes too. Our blog in case you're interested is trzeciakfamily.blogspot.com
Tell Kerry hi!

J.OTIS MERSTER said...

so sad . . . so sorry.
Life goes on . . .