Friday, August 8, 2008

Update to the Update: In Memoriam

Fishy died today at 4:06 PM.
Supermangirl looked into the pitcher and asked "Why is Fishy swimming upside down?"
When we explained it to her, she was upset but did not cry.
She asked Flash to flush it down the toilet for her because "it's too much sadness for me".
Rest in peace, Fishy. There's a little girl who will always remember you.


Baila said...

I'm telling you it's because you changed the water!

Your daughter will be fine--this is a right-of-passage for kids...

Leora said...

Was there a Bill Cosby show where they had a family funeral in the bathroom for a fish that had died?

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for your daughter's loss.
I'm also glad you didn't invest in a tank ;).

frumhouse said...

Is it appropriate to say Baruch Dayan Emes?

Anonymous said...

I would think so. A fishie is also one of Hashem's creatures.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

sorry to hear about her fish dying.

Jacob Da Jew said...

You should have emailed me about this!

I know how to care for fish.

Tap water has clorine in it and that is toxic to fish.

Also, most fish need to have their water filtered and have live bacteria in it to consume their waste products.

If you decide to get another fish, I can direct you how to set up a tank to keep it alive.

A Betta would probably be the best, Da Wife bought me one for my birthday 6 months ago and he's doing great.

SuperRaizy said...

That's really nice of you to offer, but you kind of missed the point... I wanted the fish to die.

rickismom said...

Most fish do better with filters. You can do goldfish without, but when changing the water:
1 Keep about 1/4-1/3 of the original water.
2. Make sure the new water is the SAME temperature. This is best done by letting it sit a while before adding it to the tank.