We brought home two special fish friends from the wedding on Saturday. Fish #1 was dead within 12 hours of arriving home. We really didn't see that one coming. Luckily he croaked during nap time and Chris was able to give him a proper burial in the toilet before Lakin woke up. She never noticed that her two friends were now one lonely fish.
The remaining finned friend was lovingly named Sister in sweet anticipation for what Lakin believes will be a baby sister coming to this house in September. Sister, like Lakin, was always hungry. "I think the fish is hungry, mommy." was the common phrase heard in our house and Lakin liked to watch Sister while she dove in and out of her pink beads and came up for little fish gulps of air.
She was a loyal friend. She will be missed. Rest in Peace Sister Goldfish. I know she'll be smiling down on us tomorrow as we celebrate Lakin's birthday. Cue: Lion King's Circle of Life.