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Tuesday, May 29, 2007 

Mr. Feisty is Gone

He was just a little, blue (with a little dash of red) guy but he was pretty much my constant companion for the past three years. I got him on my birthday for free....from a, what was then, new pet store in Tujunga. I fell for the sales pitch hook, line and sinker. Free fish...but $40 dollars worth of fishy accoutrement later you realize you've been had. I fell for this little fish, too.

I named him Mr. Feisty because, well...he simply was. He'd try to bite me when I fed him. He'd play with his food...sucking it in then spitting it out, often right out of the water. Pattoooiieeeee! He'd charge the bowl when he'd see me come near. One time he hit the glass so hard I heard I "clink." He tried to jump out of the bowl on a couple of occassions. And, having to live in my car trying to get away from an abusive relationship and trying to relocate back home in Santa Barbara...he was there with me in his little "carry on" container...eyeing me carefully...plotting his getaway.

He hadn't been feeling well this past couple of weeks. He was getting puffy and his gills were swelling. He wasn't charging for his little boyant food pellets. His brilliant blue turning grey. I knew it was only a matter of time. I just didn't think it would so hard letting go of his little fiesty companionship.

He was so ornary that he wouldn't even hold still for a photo. But I found a photo of a Betta that kinda had that fiesty blue/red "mean" sheen.

Who knew that a little fish could show so much personality and how much I already miss him.


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I am so sorry to hear about your comapanion. We got a fish for my son right after my youngest was born. He named it flower and I fed him and took care of him every day. He died at 10 months old, which is long for a gold fish. I couldn't believe how sad I was to lose him!

I know Mr Feisty will be missed.

Sorry to hear it, CJ. I had a goldfish when I was a kid. He lived five years, which I thought was pretty good for a goldfish. Your Mr Feisty looks like a colorful critter and sounds like he was a colorful character.

Too bad about the fish. And the spam, too...

Sorry about the fish--any time any pet passes on is a very sad one indeed.

Sorry to hear about your Mr. Fiesty. He sounds like he was quite a fish!

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