It's always hard to lose a pet.
How do you explain the loss to the kids?
How will they adjust to the sudden empty spot in the family?
And so today it is with great sadness we say farewell to our Betta fish, Sammy, who lived a full 24 hours after he came home with us from the school fair.
But you know what they say....Betta to have lived and loved for 24 hours than never to have loved at all, right?
I am proud of the way the girls took the news this morning. They noticed he wasn't in the tank anymore. The thought they heard a toilet flush late last night. They were already suspicious. El was crushed but bravely lifted her sad little face and said,
"Can we go to the store and get a new one?"
Aw...such a trooper.
Goodby Sammy. We'll remember the time we flicked on the bowl and you skittered to the other side. We'll remember the one time we fed you and worried if it was too much. We'll remember...
Oh this is ridiculous.