A Fish Is Clearly Too Much Work
We recently took Little MPB to the pet store as we needed to pick up more bully-sticks for Doodle MPB. (We left Doodle MPB at home because we are still under reduced activities to prevent her from accidentally tearing open her incision.)
Little MPB is a true animal lover, so he especially loves visiting this particular pet-store as they always let him pet the animals (with employee aid/supervision). They have gerbils, mice, ferrets, bunnies and guinea pigs. Truth be told, I could do without the mice, but since I don’t have to actually touch them, I can get over it.
Anyways, on this particular visit, they had 4 baby rescue kittens. And, one of the employees asked Little MPB if he wanted to go into the kitten room and visit them. Needless to say, Little MPB was in heaven. And we have some pretty adorable pictures of him playing with the kittens and trying to help feed them. It was precious. But, when he said My Kitten, I promptly said NO.
After the adorable playtime, Little MPB decided to go look at the fish and the snakes. Mr. MPB happily took him while I went and bought our necessities.
When I was done buying everything, I went to find Mr. MPB and Little MPB. Mr. MPB looked at me and said, quietly enough that Little MPB wouldn’t hear, we could get him a betta fish. I gave him a funny look, but thought a fish isn’t that much work. So, I went and talked to a salesperson. Turns out betta fish need more water then just the little jar of water that they are sold in – I was told they require a minimum of 2 gallons, but 4 would be better. The salesperson pointed towards a tank with a filter and all the accompanying fish stuff. I looked at him, and said I’m no longer interested, a betta fish is clearly too much work. Apparently the guy had never heard someone declare having a betta fish is too much work as he looked at me like I had 5 heads. I smiled at how crazy I must have sounded, which probably just made me look a bit more crazy. I walked back to Mr. MPB and broke the news to him that I was not signing up to take care of a real fish tank. And evidently, Mr. MPB is just as crazy as I am, as he agreed, a fish is too much work right now.
And truthfully, I’m just thankful Little MPB didn’t ask to bring home a snake.
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