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RIP Cooper the Cop Fish

I am sorry to say Cooper the Cop Fish went to fish heaven this morning. He lived a long life for a fish — three years by my calculations — and was very loved through the years.

Cooper the Cop Fish



(This is a poem I found online about a pet dog. I changed it to fit Cooper)

They come into our lives for such a short time-a time we wouldn’t trade not even for a dime.

Then before you know it the years have flown byand then all of a sudden we’re saying good-bye.

It wasn’t that long ago we said our good-byes.We held on to you tight as you closed your eyes.

Your spirit has flown home on the wings of a dove into God’s loving arms; in heaven above.

Over the days we’ve shed many tearsbut the memories we have will live on for years.

We feel your presence and we know that you are nearYou’re keeping us safe and calming our fears.

We think about memories from years past when you were young and strong and swam so fast.

We remember all the great times that we all had. How you always made us happy never made us mad.

They were the best and happiest years we had.We’ll always look back on them and never be sad.

We look forward to the time we’ll be together again and we thank the Lord for such a great friend

Now you swim and play up in Heaven above cradled in God’s arms covered with his love.

Playing by the Bridge waiting for the day we come down through the meadow to the bridge to stay.

The love that you showed us we’ll never forget because to us you’re one very special pet.

You’re like a star in the dark of night always watching over us with the Lord’s light.

So now we take time to remember our best friend who will always be with us even to the end.


Cooper the Cop Fish – Still Living

Cooper’s popularity around the newsroom has gone up exponentially so I thought I’d re-post my blog on him … He deserves to shine since he’s still truckin’ along with me.

Everyday he gets a little slower, stays stagnant a little longer and looks a little more dead … but he’s a survivor (Despite the death threats from my co-workers).

So here’s a shout out to my pal, Cooper the Cop Fish!


Cooper is my pet Beta fish that sits on my desk.

Technically, he’s the newsroom’s fish, but I inherited him when his original owner left to work for PETA.

He was named after Anderson Cooper. Plus, Cooper the Cop Fish sounds cooler than something like Bob the Beta Fish.

I won’t lie and say I love Cooper, but I look out for him. Everyday I feed him two tablets in the morning and two tablets in the afternoon before I leave.

But my pet ownership has instilled some new worries because to be honest, I’m not much of a pet person. I have a history of killing pets — never intentionally, it just happens.

Everyday, I come in and worry that perhaps Cooper will be found floating at the top of his bowl/vase home completely lifeless. It’s really become a fear of mine.

I worry so much that on my days off I assign people to feed him his allotted tablets and write cute notes to make sure they don’t forget about the small fish.

He’s not much to look at, and he doesn’t play fetch, but he does make my desk feel homey. Alright, maybe I’m starting to love him.

The point of blogging about Cooper this fine day is that I think everybody that has a tough job, a tiring career and knows that the percentage of having a rough day is pretty high should get their own Cooper.