Monday, March 27, 2006

Good-Bye Purkinje

August 2005-March 2006
(That's how long he was definitely alive for, I don't know how old he was when I bought him.)

Let's take a moment to mourn the loss of Purkinje, my friend's red Siamese fighting fish. The story of Purkinje is one filled with spunk and water, a story about a fish with a dream for something more.
Found this morning lying approximately seven inches from his home, it is assumed that he jumped from his bowl in an attempt to find a better life, only to find that he couldn't live without water. Purkinje was purchased this summer as a gift for a friend who was entering medical school. The little red fish played the part of a loyal friend who kept the medical student company during his long nights of studying.

Good-bye Purkinje, you will be missed.

7 original thoughts out there

Anonymous Anonymous said...

im deeply saddened, thanks for ruining my evening dina

-fish hater

Monday, March 27, 2006 3:38:00 PM  
Anonymous sara said...

im sorry i dont share in your sorrow- in fact i am rejoicing that there is one less fish in the world.
kill the fish!

Monday, March 27, 2006 5:35:00 PM  
Anonymous mir said...

and too think I just found out the really cool meaning of his name! well, at least it'll have a really cool name to be remembered by.
-mir

Monday, March 27, 2006 5:58:00 PM  
Blogger The Nucular Jew said...

My brother used to fight tohse kinds of fish. His never made it from the summer to spring. Usually didn't last the week, come to thing about it.

Monday, March 27, 2006 8:04:00 PM  
Anonymous .... said...

To the geekiest fish ever - you died jumping to my anatomy text what more can be said?

Monday, March 27, 2006 10:24:00 PM  
Blogger BrownsvilleGirl said...

Sara, you are positively heartless.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 9:13:00 AM  
Anonymous sara said...

one fish, two fish, red fish, dead fish...
i have a friend who is afraid that if she gets too close to fish bowls, the fish will jump out into her open mouth. what if she would have been standing next to Purkinje when he made his fatal leap?
btw, what kind of a name is purkinje for a fish, let alone for any living creature? whatever happened to plain old goldie the goldfish?

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 12:11:00 PM  

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