Anyway, they just went away, and on the last day, A mentioned that one of the fish didn’t look so good. Uh-oh. I took a look, and sure enough, their beautiful angel fish was doing the lifeless-floating thing, eyes glazed and slime coming off the scales. What a bummer.
I called our friends to break the bad news, and they were very kind about it. They said the fish was very old and it was no surprise that it had passed on. In fact, there were two of them at one time, and the other one had died just this Winter. They even called when they got home to reassure us that it was to be expected, but it’s still kind of a drag when it happens under your watch.
We left them some brownies to cheer them up, for which they were grateful.
Oh well, life goes on, or not. Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to Christian Johnson for the pic.