In Memory

@sol_cee (15430)
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
October 18, 2016 10:27am CST
I can't remember any instances where I coerced my parents into getting me a pup or a kitten. While every kid on the block had a pet or two, I had none. And I was fine with that. Not until I saw this handsome goldfish with mismatched fins (Nemo isn't original) in a smelly pet shop. The goldfish could have used its fishy magic on me because I didn't wanna go out of that stinky haven without him by my side. Mother was so embarrassed with my antics that she bought the goldfish but not the fishbowl. Long story short, my vanGogh, (I didn't know where that name came from) lived a fruitful six months. My love wasn't enough to keep him alive in a make-believe ocean. After half a year of solid relationship, he left me without so much of a sayonara. Photo is of two girls with their pet pig.
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• United States
19 Oct 16
ya jest ne'er know how ol' those fish (gerbils/hamsters/birds, etc) 're when ya get 'em from the pet store. i ne'er asked fer critters, jest fortunate that some t'was always 'round. cute pic! i hope those lil gals're able to keep such's their friend 'n 't not wind'p'n the supper table
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
19 Oct 16
Are you thinking of ham and bacon and stuff like that? Oh no. lol
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• United States
19 Oct 16
@sol_cee that's what always happened to our when we raised 'em :(
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Oct 16
@crazyhorseladycx and I can't live without my bacon.
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@vandana7 (64868)
• India
18 Oct 16
You don't know how to teach manners...smh.
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
19 Oct 16
How to?
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@vandana7 (64868)
• India
19 Oct 16
@sol_cee ..You start behaving mannerless yourself and the fish does ewwww look at her ...that is not the way I want to be..
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Oct 16
@vandana7 Keen observer of a fish. lol
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@nomus24g (22919)
• India
18 Oct 16
hmm....a sad demise infact
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
19 Oct 16
It is. Until now.
@LadyDuck (157275)
• Switzerland
19 Oct 16
Your goldfish lived pretty long, most of those put in the houses in a bowl do not survive for more than a couple of months. Poor fish. I never had a pet.
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Oct 16
Is it a scientific fact? Clueless here.
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@LadyDuck (157275)
• Switzerland
21 Oct 16
@sol_cee Yes, it is a scientific fact and there are many reasons: First, goldfishes need oxygen from the water, the bowl has a too narrow opening. The poor fish get bored because they have to little space where to live. Goldfish bowls are too small, imagine to live in a house the size of your bed, I do not believe you would be happy.
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Oct 16
@LadyDuck I live in a matchbox.
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@hereandthere (31018)
• Philippines
19 Oct 16
six months was a good run. some don't last a week, like those fish in plastic bags sold near elementary schools.
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Oct 16
Tragic ending.
• Philippines
21 Oct 16
@sol_cee there is a pet fish seller here who "interviews" young buyers first to make sure they have a proper aquarium at home and willing to care for it.
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Oct 16
@hereandthere That's a commendable thing to do. I hope the kids don't lie.
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@jennyjoy (1967)
• Bangalore, India
19 Oct 16
You had Van Gogh for six months without a fish bowl.Where did you keep him?
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Oct 16
In a make believe ocean of love and affection.
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@jennyjoy (1967)
• Bangalore, India
21 Oct 16
@sol_cee Like we can survive on love and fresh air.
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Oct 16
@jennyjoy Surely everything is not enough.
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@ms1864 (6986)
• Bangalore, India
18 Oct 16
aww....thats sad.. I have had pets for my entire childhood. But it wasn't for me...my parents are pet people too.
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
19 Oct 16
A fish too?
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@ms1864 (6986)
• Bangalore, India
19 Oct 16
@sol_cee yes...we have only fishes now....but in my childhood i have had dogs, cats, ducks, turtles and birds too
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Oct 16
@ms1864 A zoo! lol
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@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
23 Oct 16
Di you bury the goldfish or dropped it down the loo like what they do in the movies ?..
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
28 Oct 16
I gave him a decent burial. The least I could do.
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@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
30 Oct 16
@DianneN (78056)
• United States
20 Oct 16
So sorry. We've lost so many fish over the years. Never again would I want any.
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Oct 16
Heartache! But then you have your cat now.
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@DianneN (78056)
• United States
25 Oct 16
@sol_cee Actually, our son's cat, but I consider him mine while I have him.
@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
19 Oct 16
I was fond of pets when I was a kid. I took care of dogs, pigeons, love birds, cats, fish, and rabbit. I even took care of a frog but it jumped high and escaped from me. I also took care of dragon flies.
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Oct 16
The frog didn't turn into a prince?
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@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
21 Oct 16
@sol_cee Hahaha. I did not kiss the frog.
@responsiveme (16179)
• India
19 Oct 16
That was short even for a fish.:( Did you have any pets after that? A pig is an unusual pet here but that one looks quite at home on the sidewalk. Maybe the girls saw "Charlotte's web"?
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Oct 16
@responsiveme Motorists stopped driving just to take a photo of this extraordinary house pet.
@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Oct 16
@ChesneyM 3 years! Did its size grow?
@SIMPLYD (79665)
• Philippines
19 Oct 16
So why did the fish only lived for six months ?
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Oct 16
When we meet in the next lifetime, I'll ask him that question.
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@SIMPLYD (79665)
• Philippines
21 Oct 16
@brokenbee (7862)
• Philippines
19 Oct 16
We never had pet fish at home, maybe because we have cats. Hihihi
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Oct 16
I thought it's the cat versus the mouse. lol
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@brokenbee (7862)
• Philippines
21 Oct 16
@sol_cee hihih but cats love to eat fish.
@cindiowens (3841)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
21 Oct 16
Poor little van Gogh. Vincent VanGogh is my favorite artist by the way.
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
28 Oct 16
There's a movie about him.
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@cherigucchi (4778)
• Philippines
21 Oct 16
I remember my cat peet when I was a little girl. Now I cannot afford to have one.
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Oct 16
Why?
@PatZAnthony (12656)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
19 Oct 16
Some don't understand the relationship humans might have with their fish-but they are fun to have.
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Oct 16
Did you have one?
@thelme55 (14571)
• Germany
19 Oct 16
We're you not hungry looking at the fish? My hubby used to have aquarium in the cellar and every time I went there, I got hungry of fish.
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Oct 16
Fried goldfish? Oh no!
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
18 Oct 16
I thought you owned that pig. It is already so big. I think a fish is hard to maintain than other pets like cats or dogs.
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
19 Oct 16
I just fed vanGogh with my love. Ain't enough perhaps? lol
@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
18 Oct 16
Im sure the 6 months were a time to remember.Did you not think of getting another fish?
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
19 Oct 16
Maybe in another lifetime.
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@amadeo (65798)
• United States
18 Oct 16
sorry,we always had pets.
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@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
19 Oct 16
Lucky you. What kind?