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musings from Canadian author Cheryl Cooke Harrington ... home of The Write Spot

Monday, September 17, 2007

end of a (fishy) era


Norbert the Betta splendens, R.I.P.
Norbert, the splendid , has been our office mascot at the day job for nearly five years. Content in his big bowl on the corner of my desk, he was always ready to interrupt his bubble nest building to play a game of mirror-mirror or charm visitors with a display of his magnificent blue fins and a flare of his gills.

Today, as always, feeding Norbert was my first task of the morning. But today, for the first time ever, he didn't come rushing out of his root hammock to greet me. Sadly, at some point over the weekend, Norbert the Betta swam off to fishy heaven. We're really going to miss the little guy.

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