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SEATTLE -- Bruce Donahue feels like a fish out of of water ever since he got word the building he rents is in forclosure and being sold.

Donahue has been told he has less than a week to get his business, B & D Aquarium, out forever.

I'm praying for a miracle, but not counting on it, he said. This has been my whole life.

For more than 40 of his 65 years, Donahue has come to B & D Aquarium seven days a week. The last 18 of them In White Center where he has amassed a loyal following of customers. But now the reality of having to leave it all behind is setting in.

It's a home away from home, said Kellie Greer who met Donahue at his store when she was just 2-years-old, and has worked for him for the past quarter century. I go home at night and I just want to come back. I don't want to be without it.

Donahue says the rents he's finding are four times the $1,000 a month he's currently paying, and he simply can't afford them.

He hoped to one day give the shop to his two longtime employees. Now he just hopes to find a home for his $25,000 worth of fish --a sink or swim scenario.

You gotta deal with what you're dealt, Donahue said.

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