Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Sunshine Coast
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Ariel, so sorry for your loss, RIP Rio and fly free under the Rainbow Bridge.
I feel with you and crying will help grieving and healing. I cried the house down too when I lost 2 of my goldfish in a very short period of time until I found out what the culprit was, I cried for a few weeks. But now I gave a loving home to another couple of fishies, not to replace Hepsiba and Matilda and Mo, they will never be forgotten, but I believe after a while some other sweet critter deserves to be loved as well.
It will take you a while until you can clean out the cage and the toys, maybe you cover it and put it away for a few weeks until you will be able to go to the shelter and love and care another feathery fluffball.
All my best wishes for you