Monday, October 27, 2008

We lost a very special family member the other night. And no, this is not a real picture of her. :) Sweet Ella, our beta, has been with us for almost 3 years. She lived in the kitchen and loved to watch me wash dishes. She loved to eat her little tiny food. She loved for Macy to tap on her tank. We bought her at Pet Smart with one of Macy's little friends. Her friend named hers Elizabeth. Ella and Elizabeth were friends. We have fond memories of our time with Ella.
There were tears and a mini funeral. Picture all 4 of us in the bathroom, with a fish on a plastic spoon because we couldn't find a net. Troy and I felt like Cliff and Claire Huxtable. We said a prayer, Macy cried and then yes, we had to flush her. Macy is still sad. Reid laughed..a lot. He had to leave the bathroom. What is it with boys? He even said they were with Karen and Joe. And for those of you who don't know who they are...well they were Reid's goldfish when he was about Macy's age. ha! He also had a hamster named Doris. Who died a sad death. You would think he would be sentimental. :)
Tonight when I tucked Macy in bed she prayed for her and said she hopes that she is having fun in the bottom of the toilet. ha! I know that she will be praying for her for a long time.
Goodbye sweet Ella, we will miss you.


Lynn said...

Neena will miss Ella too. You guys are sort of like Claire and Cliff! Tell Macy I am sure that Ella is swimming with the BIG fish now! LOVE YOU.

Lacie said...

Oh... poor Ella and poor Macy! Pets really mean so much to our little people. Truth be told they become very special to us too!

Miss ya!

jody said...

Ella was so blessed to have Macy as her "mom". I believe we always had to bury ours in a little box outside (Jim handled all the arrangements), but I guess Nemo changed all that. Now, it's off to the ocean. I miss y'all! Make an Abilene trip sometime! Love you, jojo

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about poor Ella! She was a survivor fish too! Didn't her bowl "explode" (get knocked over) one time? She will be missed!

Heather said...

yes, Ella's bowl did for a fact get a hole in did explode all over my kitchen floor. Fish flopping and all. But, that didn't cause her death. ha!!

Poor thing...she has been through alot.

Giggi said...

Poor Ella. It kinda reminds me of our chicky that went to the farm. She got prayed for for years. Sweet memories. Keep up the good work Claire! Love you!