Monday, May 4, 2009

R.I.P. Hot Rod

Afterschool today we came home to the sad sight of Davin's goldfish laying peacefully at the bottom of his fish tank. What a soldier that fish was. Hot Rod has been part of our family ever since the Beatitude's Church Carnival 1 1/2 years ago, which as you may know, is an unusually long life for a carnival fish. That fish survived furiniture relocations, changes in paint color, loud music on the radio, days at a time of forgetful fish feedings, and numerous occasions of excessive tank-tapping by small house guests.
Davin insisted that Hot Rod get the proper burial... the flushing funeral would just not be good enough. He worked hard to dig a deep hole in the backyard.
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Dusan created the perfect headstone for Hot Rod.
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We each stood over the fresh grave and shared our final fond memories of Hot Rod.

Davin: He was a happy fish, he was mine.
Hunter: Hot Rod was really athletic.
Dusan: He was Davin's special pet.
Me: He always did extra laps around the tank when I would come in the room to clean.
Avery: He was really shiny and orange.

Don't be sad, I can see a trip to Petco in our near future to fill the empty tank. You may leave a comment in honor of Hot Rod if it helps you get through the grieving process any quicker. Davin will be reading each one of them. Thanks.

4 comments:

Rochelle V. said...

Oh, how sad for Davin and your family. If it makes you feel any better (I'm sure it won't), Bailey also came home to a floating fish this week. The last of three that were in the tank. It's been a rough couple of weeks for the girl. I too see a Petco trip in my future. I send my condolences to you and your family.xoxo

Aartee said...

awww RIP HotRod I am sure he lived a great life!

Emilie Ahern said...

Is it wrong to say that grave is cute? Because it is.

Christine said...

Hot Rod sounds like a very special fish. If you get a new fish, he'll have big "fins" to fill!! :)

 
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