A look back at the life of Thomas

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Thank goodness I have pictures to remember him by as well as the good times! :smile:

So before I start crying again, here we go! :smile:

*** The beginning! ***

A suitable spot in the living room close to the family found, here's the brand new aquarium!


Filtration, lighting, skimmer, sand, and sea water all setup and waiting!:


Two large pieces of live rock introduced to begin the cycling process!:


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After cycling, more live rock, a hamster tunnel (not pictured), pvc pipe, a treasure chest, some snails, hermit crabs, and a couple shrimp added for a bimac's amusement :wink::


*** Thomas is brought home from OctoPets! ***

This next pic was taken 5/28/05, about a day after I brought Thomas home (I had forgotten how big he already was when I got him!):

Here he is exploring the treasure chest:


Here's the Ferret Toy that he couldn't stand just looking at from afar:


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Here's a couple shots of Thomas checking out the hamster tunnel :mrgreen: :




"Hmmn, what's in this rock I wonder?", says Thomas :mrgreen::



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Here's Thomas, curious as usual about the strange blue thing I'm holding :wink::



These next shots were taken 6/2/05, you can get a better feel for his size:

Here's Thomas, too curious about the camera :smile::


"Who is this guy and what is that strange silver thing? If I could just get my tentacles around it!!", says Thomas :mrgreen: :


Thomas, lounging by the pirate treasure chest:


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This next batch of photos were taken 2/21/06 in the evening:

Thomas, sensing it may be shrimp buffet time! :mrgreen:


Thomas comes all the way out the water to say hello and grab a shrimp (the white blurry thing to the right in the photo :razz: ):


Thomas decides to head back to his den to eat his shrimp:


Thomas, just before he ducks back into his den to enjoy his shrimp meal :smile: :


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*** Thomas' last days ***

This next batch of photos were taken just recently, 4/16/06:

Thomas, out for an evening stroll :smile: :






Thomas saying hi :mrgreen: :


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Thomas saying hi again :smile: :





*** Last night ***

Thomas, sensing the end is near, comes out one last time to say goodbye :cry: :





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Final photo of Thomas, taken about 3 hours before his death, after moving him over so he can still see us and rest on the skimmer :cry::



Thank you for viewing :sad:
 

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Thank you Blackie for sharing a celebration of the life of Thomas with us. He looked like such a happy little octo, and cute too! Cherish the memories -- he was as much a blessing for you as you were for him. Thanks again for sharing!
 

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What a nice memorial for Thomas. He had a good life with you and obviously enjoyed exploring his tank.

Maybe you should put these photos in an album devoted to Thomas.

Nancy
 

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What a grand old timer. Active right up until the end.
I hope i can be as in shape when im that grey.
Good Job black
 

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He was such a sweetie. What a joy he must have been. I know you'll miss him terribly, but you gave him a great life.
 

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This was a great tribute to him. I think Nancy's idea of doing a photo album dedicated to Thomas is a great idea. He was a beautiful creature.

Carol
 

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