August 14, 2012

A sad night in our home...'s kind of a sad night here at our home. 
Three years ago at our county fair, I had a very happy little girl.
It's not the best pic. of hubby, but it shows how proud my little girl
was of her new fish.  We won it for her at the fair.  She was thrilled.

I remember the night just like it was yesterday.  Darbee was only 1 year old (about to turn 2) and I was so happy to take her to the fair.  When we got home with it, she sat for the longest time and just watched it swim.  

I didn't expect it to live a week.  Those fish usually don't.  BUT...that little fish lived nearly THREE years!  
Sadly, tonight he died.

Darbee Rae was a little sad.  She immediately asked how we could win another one.
Luckily, the fair will be here in about a month.  If she can't wait till then, we have promised a trip to PetsMart for another one.  

The next year after that, we won another one and it is still alive however, I don't think it is going to make it.  It looks like it will be gone by morning.  Not sure what happened to them.  Oh well.

She has gone back to her room and talked to the other one. (SMILE) 
Maybe it will make it...

Just another life lesson for her....
Until next time....


  1. Oh my..
    I remember the first time I lost my fish.
    Hugs to Darbee. Thankfully the fair is coming.
    She is such a sweetie.

  2. So sad indeed. Hope all goes well. i Like Darbee Rae to be full of smiles. Take care, Janice

  3. She is a trooper. She will be fine. I am surprised she didn't ask for a puppy!! Bet she didn't think about it. Might have to put a bug in her ear!! {smile }

  4. our boy went through that when he was little, his lived 2 yrs. all died after that. we finally gave up and he grew out of his desire for one. it hurts to let go, esp. if you are little.

  5. Awwww. I am so sorry! I get fish at our town fair each year. It is amazing how hardy some are...I usually have a hamster or gerbil in my class as a pet. It is always sad when they pass. I will be thinking of and praying for your little girl. :(

  6. Sweet little girl! Talking to her fish, probably offering condolences. You might get her a puppy to leave over at Nana'

  7. She is such a cutie! So sorry about her fish. So glad the fair is on its way so she can bring home another fish.

    I thought I recognized Darbee's face and that name......over at Nana's! Now I made the connection! So glad to "meet" you!


  8. I'm still amazed that the fish lived that long!

    I hope Darbee Rae is doing okay, I know it's hard losing a pet. <3