RIP Weezy

Every October, the Dixie Classic Fair comes to town.  Michael likes to go for the food.  I go for the games and the farm animals.  My favorite game is the one where you throw the ping-pong ball into the fishbowl.  I am good at that game.  No, I am excellent at that game.  And I win prizes.  The prizes are goldfish!  Usually, I give the fish away. To some kid that doesn’t have any prize of their own.  But in 2009, I decided to keep the fish.

Meet George and Weezy.  Named such because they are fair fish and “moving on up.”  I am not sure why I decided to keep these particular fish. But the fish I won for $1 ended up costing us over $40 at PetsMart (for supplies) and more time and energy than I had really wanted to dedicate to a couple of fish.  But I had taken on the responsibility and refused to do anything but give them the very best of care and lifestyle.

Yesterday, I cleaned their (disgusting) tank as I normally do once a week or so.  I cleaned their filter and aerator (not show here, added later), the water, etc.  Everything done exactly the way I have been doing it for almost 2 years.  And yet last night, I went in to turn off their light and Weezy had left us.  She had grown quite large (of course) and flushing was not really an option.  We learned that the hard way with an algae eater earlier this year.

So this morning, as Michael puts out the trash, he will say a few kind words (I have none) for Weezy the Fair Fish.  May she rest in peace.

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About nfoste2245

I am approaching 40 and have been married since my early 20's. I have become more than a little frustrated with having to answer incredibly personal questions about my choice to not have children. It is apparently taboo to talk about religion and politics, but confronting me about my reproductive choices is fair game. It is not a choice I made alone, quickly or lightly. My husband and I made it together. I am not "withholding" children or grandchildren from anyone. There is an astonishing lack of understanding over the idea that it is an actual choice, to have a child or not. There is also an amazing lack of support, discussion and resources for those like me, that have made the choice. This is not a blog for kid-haters, or mocking people for having kids. It is a place where we can talk about living full lives, without kids, and without guilt.

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