Monumental

chip_the_fishMy six year old lost his first pet today.  A fish he originally named “Repto-Slicer” but later renamed as “Chip.”  Personally, I thought Repto-Slicer was a better name, but Chip seemed to stick in his later days.  Chip died while his owner was at school today, and I buried him in the back yard.  When he got home, Chip’s owner and his little sister made a headstone and complete shrine around Chip’s grave, complete with a popsicle stick cross and some toys and leaves and a fake pumpkin because it’s almost Halloween.  The genuine sincerity and sadness of it all was very poignant.

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