I must report we lost our beloved Chompers this morning. A betta fish that lived with us for the average lifespan of such a creature (2 to 3 years), he was struggling the past few weeks. Adopted at a PetCo in Maryland, he was a member of the original Ohio settlement. And so he will be buried in the garden, the first of us to fall. It’s all very Oregon Trail.
Mustafa and Mr. Fancy’s Feast remain. They will carry on your memory. You were blue, beautiful, and sassy. Now you are in the big pond in the sky, chomping at baby shrimps and making it as an ultimate Siamese fighter!