I've had a lot of goldfish in my life, and I have never seen one that hung on for this long.

The original Goldie only lasted for a couple of months. Goldie II lasted a little bit longer, but Goldie III lasted for almost three years. We've had Goldie IV for a few months, but she fell ill with swim bladder disease. I've never been a huge fan of fish, but "nursing" this little one back to health gave me a different outlook.

Go ahead, you can laugh. I can't believe I cried over it, either. It's silly, but it's done. If you ever have a sick fish, here is how you can euthanize it humanely.