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A sad day in Bunkersville. Our beloved Norbert has passed.
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Aug 11, 2019 18:46:07   #
archie bunker (a regular here)
 
We rescued Norbert from the Tri-State Fair one month short of 5 years ago, and provided him an easy, pampered life.

In return, we were greeted every day with a shiny, golden smile from him.

Mrs. B. enjoyed talking to him, and the small grandkids liked watching him rearrange the rocks at the bottom of his house.

I liked feeding him flies, and other small bugs, and watching him enjoy them. I never felt like he cared much for me though.
Seems like every time I took him out of the water to pet him, he went all epileptic, and acted the fool.

We will miss him. He's been part of our daily lives for nearly 5 years, and our routine has a gap in it now.

It's a sad day indeed........

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Aug 11, 2019 18:51:58   #
Mikeyavelli (a regular here)
 
archie bunker wrote:
We rescued Norbert from the Tri-State Fair one month short of 5 years ago, and provided him an easy, pampered life.

In return, we were greeted every day with a shiny, golden smile from him.

Mrs. B. enjoyed talking to him, and the small grandkids liked watching him rearrange the rocks at the bottom of his house.

I liked feeding him flies, and other small bugs, and watching him enjoy them. I never felt like he cared much for me though.
Seems like every time I took him out of the water to pet him, he went all epileptic, and acted the fool.

We will miss him. He's been part of our daily lives for nearly 5 years, and our routine has a gap in it now.

It's a sad day indeed........
We rescued Norbert from the Tri-State Fair one mon... (show quote)


I've exhausted my speculation as to what kind of being Norbert was.

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Aug 11, 2019 18:58:16   #
archie bunker (a regular here)
 
Mikeyavelli wrote:
I've exhausted my speculation as to what kind of being Norbert was.


Mike, he was a simple, humble goldfish who never caused any harm to anyone, or anything.

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Aug 11, 2019 18:58:20   #
Tug484 (a regular here)
 
archie bunker wrote:
We rescued Norbert from the Tri-State Fair one month short of 5 years ago, and provided him an easy, pampered life.

In return, we were greeted every day with a shiny, golden smile from him.

Mrs. B. enjoyed talking to him, and the small grandkids liked watching him rearrange the rocks at the bottom of his house.

I liked feeding him flies, and other small bugs, and watching him enjoy them. I never felt like he cared much for me though.
Seems like every time I took him out of the water to pet him, he went all epileptic, and acted the fool.

We will miss him. He's been part of our daily lives for nearly 5 years, and our routine has a gap in it now.

It's a sad day indeed........
We rescued Norbert from the Tri-State Fair one mon... (show quote)


Sorry. I thought it might be a dog. Now I think frog or fish.

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Aug 11, 2019 19:05:05   #
Mikeyavelli (a regular here)
 
archie bunker wrote:
Mike, he was a simple, humble goldfish who never caused any harm to anyone, or anything.


...I'm switching to pizza tonight. We'll have the salmon tomorrow.
I just don't understand why Norbert didn't like you. You have all the qualities that a goldfish would love. Maybe Norbert didn't think you were humble enough.😔

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Aug 11, 2019 19:17:55   #
slatten49 (a regular here)
 
archie bunker wrote:
We rescued Norbert from the Tri-State Fair one month short of 5 years ago, and provided him an easy, pampered life.

In return, we were greeted every day with a shiny, golden smile from him.

Mrs. B. enjoyed talking to him, and the small grandkids liked watching him rearrange the rocks at the bottom of his house.

I liked feeding him flies, and other small bugs, and watching him enjoy them. I never felt like he cared much for me though.
Seems like every time I took him out of the water to pet him, he went all epileptic, and acted the fool.

We will miss him. He's been part of our daily lives for nearly 5 years, and our routine has a gap in it now.

It's a sad day indeed........
We rescued Norbert from the Tri-State Fair one mon... (show quote)

Arch, after an appropriate time of mourning Norbert's passing, get a turtle. They live forever

BTW, I'll be sending you those beer coasters I promised a few days ago.

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Aug 11, 2019 19:20:19   #
Tug484 (a regular here)
 
If you have a garden, a turtle will eat it.

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Aug 11, 2019 19:27:57   #
slatten49 (a regular here)
 
Tug484 wrote:
If you have a garden, a turtle will eat it.

It could be kept in a proper terrarium of a reasonable size to survive.

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Aug 11, 2019 19:35:08   #
Tug484 (a regular here)
 
slatten49 wrote:
It could be kept in a proper terrarium of a reasonable size to survive.


My sister lives in Phoenix and she has an outside turtle. He manages to tear all the barriers down and eats everything she plants. He is a well taken care of turtle. She even has a lease to take him for walks.

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Aug 11, 2019 19:42:11   #
slatten49 (a regular here)
 
Tug484 wrote:
My sister lives in Phoenix and she has an outside turtle. He manages to tear all the barriers down and eats everything she plants. He is a well taken care of turtle. She even has a lease to take him for walks.

Long, time consuming walks, I assume

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Aug 11, 2019 19:43:24   #
no propaganda please (a regular here)
 
archie bunker wrote:
We rescued Norbert from the Tri-State Fair one month short of 5 years ago, and provided him an easy, pampered life.

In return, we were greeted every day with a shiny, golden smile from him.

Mrs. B. enjoyed talking to him, and the small grandkids liked watching him rearrange the rocks at the bottom of his house.

I liked feeding him flies, and other small bugs, and watching him enjoy them. I never felt like he cared much for me though.
Seems like every time I took him out of the water to pet him, he went all epileptic, and acted the fool.

We will miss him. He's been part of our daily lives for nearly 5 years, and our routine has a gap in it now.

It's a sad day indeed........
We rescued Norbert from the Tri-State Fair one mon... (show quote)


He was a wonderful friend and Mr. and Mrs. Toad who were at his wedding will be sad at the news. I will tell them next time I see them. At least you have David's drawing of them at the wedding to remember him by.

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Aug 11, 2019 19:45:08   #
no propaganda please (a regular here)
 
slatten49 wrote:
Long, time consuming walks, I assume


Is he a turtle or a tortise?

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Aug 11, 2019 19:49:59   #
Tug484 (a regular here)
 
slatten49 wrote:
Long, time consuming walks, I assume


Yes, it takes time, but he got under a pickup quicker than I could catch him.

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Aug 11, 2019 19:50:20   #
Kevyn (a regular here)
 
archie bunker wrote:
We rescued Norbert from the Tri-State Fair one month short of 5 years ago, and provided him an easy, pampered life.

In return, we were greeted every day with a shiny, golden smile from him.

Mrs. B. enjoyed talking to him, and the small grandkids liked watching him rearrange the rocks at the bottom of his house.

I liked feeding him flies, and other small bugs, and watching him enjoy them. I never felt like he cared much for me though.
Seems like every time I took him out of the water to pet him, he went all epileptic, and acted the fool.

We will miss him. He's been part of our daily lives for nearly 5 years, and our routine has a gap in it now.

It's a sad day indeed........
We rescued Norbert from the Tri-State Fair one mon... (show quote)


Very sorry for the loss of your dog, it leaves a bigger hole in or lives than we often care to admit.

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Aug 11, 2019 19:57:44   #
Peewee (a regular here)
 
archie bunker wrote:
We rescued Norbert from the Tri-State Fair one month short of 5 years ago, and provided him an easy, pampered life.

In return, we were greeted every day with a shiny, golden smile from him.

Mrs. B. enjoyed talking to him, and the small grandkids liked watching him rearrange the rocks at the bottom of his house.

I liked feeding him flies, and other small bugs, and watching him enjoy them. I never felt like he cared much for me though.
Seems like every time I took him out of the water to pet him, he went all epileptic, and acted the fool.

We will miss him. He's been part of our daily lives for nearly 5 years, and our routine has a gap in it now.

It's a sad day indeed........
We rescued Norbert from the Tri-State Fair one mon... (show quote)


My condolences Arch, maybe he just needed a larger house or got tired of swimming in circles or being petted so much? Maybe he just got lonely and needed another goldfish to pal around with? The average lifespan is 5 to 10 years, in the wild is 25, and the world record is a whopping 43 years.

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