Description: My dgd lost her "not so little" goldfish and I thought this would be a nice tribute to a fish who had become part of the family.
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Goldie was just a little goldfish when you won her at the Running Springs Elementary School carnival in November 2006. Sarah won a goldfish too, but her little guy did not live for very long.
For the first few days at home, Goldie had to live in a green salad bowl in the kitchen. Thatâ€™s all Mommy had. But soon, she moved into a more traditional glass bowl where she thrived. She kept growing.... and growing.... and growing. Eventually, Goldie outgrew her bowl.
By now, it was April 2008. Everyone knew it was time for a new home for Goldie. Mommy bought Goldie a real fish tank; it was much larger than the glass bowl, with lots of room to grow, and it even had a filter. You picked out a toy for her... a little ceramic blue fish to keep her company. And in case she was lonely for a real friend, Mommy bought another goldfish who Sarah named Willie. Willie, who had a black tail, was the tiniest little goldfish we have ever seen. Given Goldieâ€™s voracious appetite, we worried that Goldie might think Willie was dinner, but they got along just fine.
Goldie continued to grow... and grow.... and grow. She was soon one of the largest goldfish we had ever seen. One thing was certain; Goldie LOVED to eat. If someone walked by her tank, she would come to the top to look for food. She would stare at you until you fed her. She was one smart fish! Unfortunately, her huge appetite only made her grow still larger and larger. She would soon need another tank as she was outgrowing this one too. Mommy was on the watch for a new tank.
On the morning of July 31st, Mommy noticed that Goldie did not look very good. She lay at the bottom of the tank under the filter. She did not come up to the top when she walked by. That evening, Goldie died. Daddy found a [not so] little box for her and we all gathered around the apple tree in the back yard to say goodbye. You wanted all of us to hold hands to show how much we loved her. Goldie.. we will miss you!
On photo.. This is probably a "first" for Crayola. It was just the right size.