[Here's Australia laid out in his/her coffin. I should be so lucky when my time comes.]
Sunday morning dawned sadly when it was discovered that “Australia” the Dude’s tadpole had died. We are uncertain what happened, but he seems to have died shortly after changing the water and providing a “bubbler” to oxygenate the water. We’ve changed water before – but usually do it a little bit at a time. This time we removed a lot of the old dirty water and provided fresh. He must have really liked that old, scummy water.
Funeral services were held and Australia was buried in the planter right by the front steps. You may notice the "B" on the grave marker. That stands for Bub - the Hobbled Wife's uncle who first discovered the tadpole and gave it to the Dude.