My daughter has been lobbying for a pet of her own ever since my husband took her window-shopping at a pet store last Sunday while we waited for a table at Red Robin. She declared that she’d really like a mouse. “Mom, I know it’s a big responsibility,” she said, “But I am five-and-a-half! I know how to take care of a pet!”
The truth is, I have always had a fondness for animals. However, I am not willing to take care of a small pet, especially a small pet that might be mauled to death by our three mutant cats in an unguarded moment.
So, we’re trying to convince her that a fish would be Fun with a capital F.
Anybody have advice? I am thinking that a Beta fish might be easy to keep alive? Easier than a goldfish?
That’s just what I need: something more to tend.