Mike H wrote:
> elfuncle wrote:
> > Was Oscar a dog that died, or was he a fish that was eaten by
> > dog?
> Fish. Oscars are popular south american fish that quickly out grow
> smaller aquariums.
This reminds me of a story told by my mom's aunt when I was a kid,
and she was really the type for it -- There was this old widowed all
alone in her house, and the only companion she had was a little
goldfish swimming around in a little waterbowl.
And then her little fish passed away, and she had nobody. So some of
her neighbors and friends, all old ladies like herself, dropped by
to comfort her and see how she was holding up.
And then one of her visitors broke the ice:
"How are you coping with the loss of (the goldfish's name) ?
"Well, you know," she sighed, "it's been a little quiet around
here without him."