It was a sad day today.
I am sorry to tell you all that Jeremiah, our beloved goldfish, has died. He was, we think, 14 years old, which is a pretty good innings for a goldfish.
I only knew him personally in his declining years, but he was a faithful companion to my girlfriend since she was about ten.
Despite his recent illness, he remained a charming and intelligent fish, keen to entertain with his remarkable scat-singing talents. You never heard a fish scat until you'd heard Jeremiah.
Jeremiah Fishy - c. 1992-2005, much missed by his many friends.