Rest in Peace Nessi

It happened last Saturday. After a day or so of watching his little gills gasp as he laid at the bottom of the bowl of fresh water, Nessi was delivered to the great beyond. It’s so sad. I prayed, I cheered him on, encouraging him to breath deep and get his energy back. It was just a routine water change, but this time he just didn’t look so good. I suspect it was some kind of gill fungus or simply age that took him. I’d like to this it was anything but my possible neglect. I prayed hard for his rehabilitation. But it didn’t happen. I wonder if this is God’s way of telling me I’m not yet ready to be responsible for another life. I thought I was a good fish-mom. I took really great care of Jimmy and Nessi the first. (I’m not supposed to know that the Nessi that left us Saturday was actually Nessi II, but I pay attention to my fish…I know he was replaced when I was visiting home.)

As sad as this may sound, I’m somewhat relieved that Nessi has moved on. I mean, now I can focus, uninhibited, on Jack (who is recovering quite well…Praise the LORD). More later.

Scott, I got your packages yesterday. Thank you so much for the movies! I have enjoyed them both very much. 🙂

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One Response to “Rest in Peace Nessi”

  1. Twin Dragons is just fun cheese-ball, but Charade… ah, Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Walter Matthau. And James Coburn was highly underrated as an actor. Charade is reffered to by many as “the best Hitchcock movie that Hitchcock never made.” And it’s one of my personal favorites.
    Small fact: since I bought them used, the DVD was unsealed. I kept meaning to sneak it in and watch it before giving it to you, but every time I looked at it, I didn’t think “Oh, I should go ahead and watch this,” but instead “Dang, yo, I really need to get that to her.”
    We’re crazy folk. I’m sorry about Nessi, but frankly, I’ve taken care of too many passed away fish, rodents, and birds to ever really feel a connection with any. Some rodents can be cute, fish can be relaxing, and some birds are marginally less annoying than others. Me, I stick to cats, and appreciate well-mannered dogs.

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