Friday, 24 June 2011

in honour of Gilbert

Today one of our goldfish, Gilbert, died :(
I am seriously so sad.  We brought Gilbert and George when we moved into this house together (incidentally, our first house).  I really wanted an old fashioned spherical bowl, like the ones from Tom & Jerry cartoons!  Poor little Gilbert was almost three years old, which quite frankly, is elderly for a goldfish.  It is just not nice seeing an animal suffering, no matter how big or small.  When we left for work this morning, Gilbert was not looking too peachy, and I knew that he would be gone by the time I returned home.  I am so soppy, I actually feel sorry for George - he's in the bowl all by himself, I swear the pair of them used to play some sort of fish version of tag (or tig for those of you in Leicester).  I know, that sounds crazy, like I'm some mad goldfish woman!  Oh, it is just so sad when pets die.

This one's for you Gilbert! x


Time Lapse Fish Bowl from Steve Poxson on Vimeo.

6 comments:

  1. :( Sorry to hear about Gilbert.
    At least he had a happy life with George and you to look after him :) Not only that but he had a lovely home!

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  2. RIP Gilbert! It's so sad when any pet dies :o( Your film is very cool though, a great way to remember him!

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  3. It's always sad when a pet dies no matter how small. I'm sure you will always have fond memories of Gilbert.

    Sorry I've been a little quiet for a while, I'm still reading x

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  4. Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear about Gilbert! xo

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  5. Oh, how sad! I was really sad when mine died too, and yes, they defiantly do play fish tag, I can vouch for that and you must have looked after him well if he lived until three! Maybe you could get George another fishy friend to keep him company?

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  6. oh noooooo! R.I.P gilbert

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