Friday, April 13, 2007
Bad luck for Abby
I got up to feed her and she was floating at the bottom with her head straight down and not moving. She looked really dark too and she is normally bright orange so that means she was dead.
I ran and told Dad right away. It was 5:02 in the morning. Dad was really upset. He laid there with his eyes closed and moved his mouth but no words came out. He said he was praying.
I got Abby for my birthday so she didn't live very long. I think maybe she was sick. Her tank was dirty an awful lot. Dad was always cleaning it. He just cleaned it three days ago. That's what he kept saying this morning. I should have helped clean it more. I feel bad. Now she will never meet my new sister.
I got Abby out by myself. Mom made a noise when I didn't use the net to get her but I wanted to hold her in my arms. But she was too small so I just held her in my hand.
I wrapped her in a burial paper towel and carried her to the bathroom.
Dad called it a burial at sea. He needs to take the trash out too. I just noticed that.
I said a prayer even though my religion teacher says pets don't have souls. She is not very nice for a religion teacher. Abby had a soul. She was always happy to see me. Now she can swim in blue fish heaven and her tank will never have to be cleaned.
Hey. I just thought: Today is Friday the 13th. It really is bad luck day.
You're a very sweet boy, and yes animals do have souls, no matter what your religion teach and my pastor say.
I know you'll make a good big brother.
It was never fun cleaning that fishbowl.
Congrats on your new sister.
You are right though; she is in blue fish heaven.
I have no doubt at all that animals have souls. I expect to meet every pet I ever had when I go to Heaven.
I'll say a prayer for Abby, too, tonight when I go to bed.
You gave Abby a very nice, very sweet send off.
Your religion teacher, in addition to not being nice, is wrong. I asked a very smart Pastor once if I would ever see my pets again, and he told me that in heaven, whatever we need to make us happy will be there. Well, I would be miserable without all of my past and present pets. Case closed!
You are a very special boy. Abby was lucky to live with such a nice boy.
I'm sorry for your loss.
Animals definitely have souls! (isn't that why St. Francis blesses them every year?) I think you're right that Abby will be happy swimming away in blue fishy heaven.
I had a similar "funeral by sea" for my goldfish, Sprite, when I was about your age. It was a sad day.
My trash can is usually more full than that one in the picture. :)
Good to hear that you were so capable of doing what needed be done for Abby at the very end. Nice show of maturity and responsibility there.
I am sorry that you lost your grandparents. I guess I'd feel sad too if I lost my grandparents. I am very sorry.
Maybe they'll meet Abby in heaven