"Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done unto me according to thy will." ~ Luke 1:38

Saturday, July 13, 2013

~ Oh no, O.J. ~

Update:  Seems that our newest fish, "Sushi", went on to join "O.J." 

We aren't exactly sure what happened to O.J. 
He was found in the corner of the colonnade (his new favorite spot)...well,....dead.
O.J. (photo on the upper left)


Did he miss his old home too much?


Was he just at the end of his life cycle?  We did enjoy him for a full year and who knows how long he was alive before that...

Little Lamb placed him in a little toothpick box to be place in the ground.  (When I was a kid we just flushed them down the toilet...)  The children placed the box in the boxcar...
If you peek through the windows of the door, you can see the orange box inside...


(Big brother obliges) The ground is prepared...


(Big brother eager to try out his new engine)  The send off...










The placement...

Securing the site from raccoons grave robbers...

The Marker...
Little Lamb places a California Poppy down and that's that.

An interesting fact about the California PoppyThe flowers of California poppy close each night, and on cloudy days.
 Notice how the poppy is closed? 
How appropriate for this occasion.

4 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear of the death of your goldfish.

    We had two goldfish in a glass bowl in the house for years.It got too much having to clean the bowl regularly and change the water. Some years back I put them out in the garden in a pond and left them there to survive - or not! About twelve months later, whilst cleaning the pond I was surprised to find eight new fishes. Apparently fish can sense the amount of water around them and breed - or not. We've now had 10 fishes in the pond for about six years.

    God bless.

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    1. Oh, what a wonderful surprise! I would love to have a pond...and then to have fish (that flourish)! It all sounds so lovely...

      Thank you, Victor!

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  2. How wonderful that Little Lamb had big brother to help her with saying goodbye to OJ. I find that it is not always easy to guide children through the experience of loss and closure (both big and small), and what your kids did is something to keep in mind. Maybe the California poppy was made for a very specific purpose...

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    1. You are so right, Marcia. This is a an experience, although small, that can build ones character (and responsibility). It allows good conversation about death and what we believe in our Catholic Faith.

      My children seem to have tender hearts towards God's creatures and living things...

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