Fishing for responsibility

By Kaitlin Trujillo
On March 8, 2018

Kaitlin Trujillo

I have reached a milestone in my life recently.

I have become the sole caretaker of a little fella.

His name is Lynard and he is betta fish.

Lynard and I met one Thursday afternoon at the end of the fish food rack in PetCo.

I instantly fell in love with his little fins and pink scales.

When I went to the store that day, I had no intent of becoming a mom, but the second I saw Lynard I was sold.

My friends and I originally went to the pet store that day to buy one sucker fish, but we walked out with four betta fish and all the accessories they require.

Their names are Lynard, Skynard, Stanley and Walter.

Due to the nature of the fish, they can’t have play dates, but we like to think that they’re best friends.

I never imagined that I would become so attached to a fish, but I find myself constantly looking at him, talking about him and wondering how he is doing.

My friends and I have bonded over our new little additions, and we love to watch them swim around their tanks.

I realize that I sound crazy, but I don’t care.

This little $3 fish has become so special to me.

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