our first pet
getting everything ready for our fish's new home
settled in...for the first few days little Nemo Jr. just starred at himself. i was worried he wouldn't make it but he's perked up for now!!! :)
i guess we've joined the world of fish. harrison's been asking for a fish for a few weeks. he really wanted a clown fish...like Nemo...but those require salt water tanks and we weren't willing to commit that much! so, we told him when he was ready to get a fresh water fish then we would go and get one. he refused to budge for a couple of weeks. on his trip to see Mimi & Papa they went to the pet store and Mimi convinced him to get some goldfish. they came home with four and they were all dead within four hours! harrison blamed Papa for over feeding them. they headed back to the store the next day and got two replacements. one died the next day but the other held on for the rest of his trip down there and just recently passed away this week. :)
so, when harrison got home from FL he was ready to get a fresh water fish. anthony mentioned that they may stop at the pet store after t-ball practice last tuesday night and i asked that he come home with a Beta fish...heard good things about them...and a bowl. i like the way they look and didn't want a tank. well, the sales person tried his best to talk harrison in the Beta but he would hear nothing of it. they ended up coming home with a goldfish and a tank. nothing of which i sent them to get! the tank is 1 gallon and it's grown on me. it's on the kitchen counter but i had really envisioned a bowl. next time i'll tag along! :)
jackson was hilarious the night the fish came home. he had heard all the talk of the fish dying in FL so he kept coming around the corner while anthony was setting things up and asking "fish die yet?" he's so funny. i started to get him ready for bed and he said "no, no, wanna see fish die." hilarious!
so far, Nemo Jr. is doing well and has made it to his one week birthday! i've been surprised how much i actually enjoy watching him swim around. harrison has been informed that if/when he dies we'll try a Beta fish. :) however, i keep hearing stories of people who've had a goldfish for a couple of years. maybe that will us??? who knows!!! :)