R.I.P. Lenny

Vladimir “Lenny” Lenin, a Siamese “betta” fighting fish, was found dead in his bowl Friday. He was of an undetermined age.
Lenin came to Sioux Falls from Thailand, where he lived in a rice paddy. Lenin’s bowl was decorated with jet-black cobble and one piece of Sioux quartzite in dazzling pink.
Lenin joined the clan Gabrukiewicz on July 28, 2008.
The death was due to natural causes and authorities do not suspect foul play. An autopsy was not performed.
A confirmed bachelor, Lenin leaves no survivors, but a host of friends and loved ones – both human and animal.
Lenin was buried at sea.
Entering the swirling, brilliant blue waters of the toilet, he was given a full military salute while Bobby Darin’s “Mack the Knife” was played.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all flags be flown at half-staff and that a 30-second moment of silence be observed.


Large Marge said...

You rock! I want you to write my obit! PROMISE ME you will! (But hopefully it won't be any time soon)

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Burial at sea...Brilliant! And Mack the Knife...how fitting.

The Queen said...

I hate that I'm asking this, but just in case Eugene perishes due to what I'm sure would be categorized as either voluntary manslaughter or negligent homicide, do you think the Sioux Falls Icthyological Tribune would consider doing an obit for my bright blue loner as well? You're a chum.

quin browne said...

*thirty seconds of silence goes here*

Uncle E said...

I'm having fish sticks in his honor tonight, Thom...;)

Anonymous said...

no doubt sir, you put the BITCH in obituaries! Lenin would be proud of such a tribute. We, Spectro, Cruiser and Yeller, are sorry for your loss... -Meg