Senseless Violence Hits Close to Home.
Reports have come in this morning that Indigo Beta has been killed. Eyewitness, and former roommate, Kris Guyot, has confirmed it. Mr. Guyot was walking by the bookcase in the living room early this morning, and saw what he described as “a little black lump” on the ground. Guyot has been suffering from color blindness for most of his life, and admitted that the little lump may have indeed been a dark blue, or indigo color. Upon first sight of the deceased, it was easy to conclude foul play. Indigo had several small bite marks, indicating that he was removed from his bowl using small teeth, and dropped on the ground. It is estimated that the six-foot fall from the top of the bookshelf was the secondary cause of death.
Linus the cat was found, and detained shortly after the first report came in. Linus was found with 2 wet front paws, wet whiskers, and a smug look on his face. His pink nose had small amounts of beta fish pellet residue.
Linus was released from cat prison a short while later with a large reprimand, and removal of snacks, and several small squeaky mice. He was not available for comment, but was seen chasing his tail.
A brief service will be held for Indigo (or Indy, as his friends called him) around 2:30 p.m. on Friday, February 25, 2005.
Chandra Leister, listed as the primary owner of Indigo was inconsolable. She explained, “Indy was my first pet, and now he’s gone. I’ll miss all the hide and seek games we used to play.” Ms. Leister says she has no plans of adopting another fish