October 18, 2016 10:27am CST
I can't remember any instances where I coerced my parents into getting me a pup or a kitten. While every kid on the block had a pet or two, I had none. And I was fine with that. Not until I saw this handsome goldfish with mismatched fins (Nemo isn't original) in a smelly pet shop. The goldfish could have used its fishy magic on me because I didn't wanna go out of that stinky haven without him by my side. Mother was so embarrassed with my antics that she bought the goldfish but not the fishbowl. Long story short, my vanGogh, (I didn't know where that name came from) lived a fruitful six months. My love wasn't enough to keep him alive in a make-believe ocean. After half a year of solid relationship, he left me without so much of a sayonara. Photo is of two girls with their pet pig.
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19 Oct 16
ya jest ne'er know how ol' those fish (gerbils/hamsters/birds, etc) 're when ya get 'em from the pet store. i ne'er asked fer critters, jest fortunate that some t'was always 'round. cute pic! i hope those lil gals're able to keep such's their friend 'n 't not wind'p'n the supper table
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21 Oct 16
@sol_cee Yes, it is a scientific fact and there are many reasons: First, goldfishes need oxygen from the water, the bowl has a too narrow opening. The poor fish get bored because they have to little space where to live. Goldfish bowls are too small, imagine to live in a house the size of your bed, I do not believe you would be happy.