The Fish Is Dead
Our short-lived crowntail betta died. He never really received a proper name. We asked the kids what they wanted to name him, but they couldn't agree on anything. The name that got the most, albeit weak, support was "Beefy." I don't know why Bagel thought a tiny fish should be named "Beefy," but there you go.
At any rate, he's now gone to Fishy Heaven. And I had to reprise my explanations of the precise mechanism by which the toilet is connected to Fishy Heaven.