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Moving On

The good times times  you share with your family, friends and pets – all the people who matter in your life. There’s also the bad times when you have a fight with your friend or  when your pet dies or when your family gets angry with you. Something I just described happened this week. No – I’m not talking about fights with friends or family. I’m talking about a pet dying.

If you’ve been reading my blog you know my betta fish Calvin then you probably know I loved him a lot. This past Wednesday I was cleaning my tank for Calvin. Something devastating happened.  Calvin had died. I was really sad that it had happened. I actually did think there was something more I could do. I thought it was my fault, but my parents reassured me that it wasn’t. Sometimes crappy things just happen.  Instead of watching Calvin go down the toilet, what most fish owners do when  their fish dies , I did something a little different.  I went to the back of our yard with container still full of water and Calvin in it.  I had a shovel with me. When I got to the back of the yard, I dug a hole.  I poured the container out into the hole.  The hole is pretty small , but trust me it made sense. Small fish – small hole.

Sometimes, it’s really hard to let go of the things you love. Everyone has gone  through something like this. Even though I am still recovering from my loss, I know that I have done good taking care of Calvin.  He died happy and that’s all that matters. Please comment if you have gone through something similar.

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