Alas, poor George gave up the ghost just before lunchtime today. Although his lifespan with us was 5 years longer than most Goldfish last, it still seemed very short. In his time he overcame a disfiguring bone problem and came back from near death, twice. He faught valliantly and despite every effort his short illness of the past week took its toll. Goodbye old friend – enjoy the big pond in the sky!