Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI - WATERCOLOR/WATER MEDIA - My passion is teaching adult “beginners”. Weekly classes in my home; workshops; classes for Cincinnati Recreation Commission. My work is nationally recognized and published - see “Featured” on my sidebar. I’m a Signature Member of Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”

Saturday, February 2, 2013


Fred the Goldfish
2002 - 2012
Flushed, but not forgotten.
May he rest in peace.

Fred, the oldest living trained goldfish, died (hopefully peacefully) in his bowl on January 18, 2012.

He had a long and prolific career as a fish and posed as a model for painting classes.  He will be missed.

To read more about Fred, click here.


RH Carpenter said...

RIP, Fred. Sorry you lost your little fishie buddy, Deb. I think, having kept him alive for 10 years, you can now advance to a gerbel or hamster or maybe a guinea pig? Or would Stay get too jealous? ha ha Take care, stay warm and safe this weekend.

Vicki Greene said...

That is a long life for a goldfish. He was a cutie. RIP Fred.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

OMG Deb! I had no idea that a goldfish could live for that long, you must be a super caretaker of fish. RIP Fred...Susan

debwardart said...

Rhonda - I actually do miss Fred - I keep going over to feed him in the mornings!
Susan - I looked it up - they can live for 40 years!!!!!