RIP Ollie

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  1. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    My beloved bimac Ollie died early this morning. She seemed fine when we welcomed the new year at midnight, but twenty minutes later the water was cloudy and she was down. She died very quickly, apparently of natural causes.

    Ollie had been with me since March 5, 2003 and was a few days short of 10 months. She had had many adventures, such as climbing out on the edge of the tank to visit us. She became very tame and liked to be touched and be rubbed under her eyes. At the beginning of November, she laid eggs and guarded them intensively. The eggs were not fertile, and she began to tear down her fortress-like den in the last few weeks.

    She will be much missed by all of us.

    Nancy
     
  2. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    :( She will be missed by alot of people! I hate to say it, but I wouldn't be surprised if Ink didn't follow her soon. Her behavior has changed again the last few days. Very active.

    Carol
     
  3. joel_ang

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    I guess death was inevitable :cry: , you've had alot of good times with her. Any plans on a next?
     
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    Sorry to hear that bad news :(
     
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    Oh, I'm sorry to hear that Nancy. You gave her a great life.
     
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    :cry:
     
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    :( That's terrible news. It's never enough time.
     
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    I'm so sorry to hear about Ollie, Nancy, at least you had some good times with her. :(
     
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    Oh Nancy, I'm so sorry. I just PM'd you back, and then I see this. You did a great job on taking care of her for so long. Best wishes, John
     
  10. Burstsovenergy24

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    Great job taking care of her. Sorry. :(
     
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    Oh Nancy, Im so sorry :cry: :cry: Its so hard when they go :cry:
     
  12. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks to all of you for your sympathy. It was hard to lose Ollie.
    We've decided to return her to the sea, rather than burying her in the garden.

    As for future plans, I will be getting another octopus but in a few months. I have some things I need to do to the tank, and we want to travel a bit before taking on a baby octopus.

    Nancy
     
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    Well ok, I'll be looking forward to the next one. Do have a great time if you're travelling!
     
  14. corw314

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    Hi Nancy!

    So glad to hear you will eventually get another octo! Even though they have such a short lifespan, I know I am hooked!!!

    Carol
     
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    ollie died???
    Im so sorry this happened, I only found this out today, since school has gotten the best of me and my time online. I'll miss ollie, even his waving goodbye. My sympathy's, nancy.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks to your and the others for your kind thoughts. I miss Ollie a lot.

    I just posted the story of how we brought Ollie's remains to Galveston and gave her a burial at sea.

    Nancy
     

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