After struggling through the night of May 13th and the morning hours of May 14th, Byte Supercinski was laid to rest today in an emotional ceremony with family and friends at his side. Byte sustained mortal injuries after an escape from the friendly confines of his bowl he once shared with his swimming companion, Giga.
Initially, investigators suspected foul play by an angry band of hummingbirds who frequent a feeder near Byte’s bowl. After careful consideration, however, the hummingbirds were ruled out as investigators realized the birds did not have the ability or motive to open the sliding glass window separating the two and remove Byte from the bowl.
Greg Bonthrace, Senior Icthologist, noted, “Byte was a healthy, fun-loving fish prior to the injuries sustained during his tumble from the bowl and off the desk to the floor far below. Byte was, like so many fish, one with few words, and so his apparent depression and suicidal ideations had gone unnoticed by his family. Had we known something sooner, perhaps this tragedy could have been avoided with a simple screen over the bowl. We will miss his gentle spirit.”
Byte joined the Supercinski family as a result of the Meeks wedding in late March, 2005, and quickly won the hearts of visitors and kin alike. He brought several months of joy to those he knew, “He was always a good fish, never did he fight with his brother or complain,” said Byte’s adoptive mother, Rachel. Thomas, Byte’s adoptive father, choked with tears, replied, “No comment.”
Byte is survived by his adoptive parents, Thomas and Rachel Supercinski, his brother Giga, and many friends. In leiu of flowers, please send donations or flakes to the “Take a Byte out of Crime” Foundation.