Farewell, Mr. Octopus

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  1. DHyslop

    DHyslop Architeuthis Supporter

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    The long and happy arc of Mr. Octopus' life ended this past Saturday. He hatched in captivity on August 6th, 2006; living to the ripe old age of 15 months and three days. He last left his den for food about five weeks ago, but would accept live crabs offered to him by hand for another two.

    If Mr. Octopus were here--and had a consciousness--he would have wanted us to remember the good times. In that spirit, I've put together a short (90 s) video montage of our life together.


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  2. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I like the idea of celebrating the long life of Mr. Octopus! Here here! What a nice long life he had.
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Great video, thanks for sharing Mr. Octopus' life with us.
     
  4. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    to absent friends :glass: :angelpus:

    I'm sorry to hear of Mr. Octopus' passing, but I think your video really does him justice. I also consider his exploits outside the tank to be an inspiration to explorers vertebrate and invertebrate alike.

    :goodbye: Mr. O. RIP
     
  5. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    RIP Mr. Octopus :angelpus:

    I've always felt that Mr. Octopus was special and am sorry to hear of his passing, but he did have a long, full life. My favorite photos are of Mr. Octopus going for a walk.

    Some time ago, I named a plushy octopus "Mr. Octopus" thinking of him.

    Nancy
     
  6. DHyslop

    DHyslop Architeuthis Supporter

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    His forays onto dry land are some of our favorite memories, too. Here's a repost:

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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    :angelpus: RIP Mr. Octopus, he had a great life.
     
  8. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Dan,
    Thanks for sharing a fitful end, after all the recent losses, this one is calming in both presentation and longevity.
     
  9. DHyslop

    DHyslop Architeuthis Supporter

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    Thank you all for the kind words! I'm sure Mr. O would be pleased to know that he's indirectly visited homes from coast to coast.
     
  10. ErikHarrison

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    Man, this is a hobby of heartbreak isn't it? I'd like to bet the good times are great though!
     
  11. Brock Fluharty

    Brock Fluharty Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    RIP Mr. Octopus!

    He looked like a great little (I use the term loosely :)) companion.
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    :angelpus:RIP Mr. Octopus...What a wonderful life you gave him and the pic is a classsic!
     
  13. ErikHarrison

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    It's a video! You have to click on the pic!
     

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