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Something’s Fishy Around Here

Oh man, today was very tiring. We had 22 dogs come in today and I did much the same as yesterday but today was also my 11.5 hour work day which just kills me. Okay, you can already tell. My writing sucks tonight. I’m sorry y’all. Don’t expect much from this post.

Leigh chose tonight’s kid and it happens to be Galileo, our other betta.



I know, that picture is not very good. He’s so small in the picture. I’d ask Nikki to crop it, but we’re both very tired from a very long day.

Galileo came before Aristotle, on April 4 of this year, in fact. He was a surprise to me from Nikki on a random day. Actually, I had seen him the day before at Walmart and we had talked about how pretty he was but we left without getting him. Much to my delight, the next day when I got out of a class, Nikki took me to her room and there was this beautiful betta waiting for me! She gave him to me as part of “I Love You With All My Heart Day”. Confused? Here.

I Walked Into Her Room to This!

I Walked Into Her Room to This!

Isn't She Adorable?

Isn't She Adorable?

This made me so happy! I’m not sure exactly why we named him Galileo, but I know it has something to do with another of my old bettas being named Cosmo and us starting to think of galactic type names, which led to astronomers. It just popped into my head and Nikki and LS liked it so that was his name. Anyway, I tried to find a newer picture of him because he’s grown since this picture. His fins are a lot bigger and he’s a bit more red. The last pictures I took of him (on the day Aristotle almost got eaten) turned out blurry, so this is the best I can do.

And sadly, that post was the best I could do. Blah. Forgive me? I promise to try harder tomorrow – after some much needed sleep! Good night everyone!

4 Responses to “Something’s Fishy Around Here”

  1. Nikki Says:

    Aw shucks! I’m so glad you like him – he’s definitely a lot more red than he was before, but he’s still absolutely beautiful. I’m glad you came up with Galileo – it suits him.

    I still think this is a great post. I’m sorry you had such a hard day. Maybe I can make it better?

  2. Jennifer Says:

    Okay, that was way overly sweet and mushy… I love you with all my heart day? That is just going to give me a cavity. Okay, I am kidding. That really was sweet and thoughtful. It is a pretty fish. How many more pets are there to go? I can’t wait to see them all.

    Don’t you ever get a day off?

  3. Mac Says:

    What a sweet gift. That kind of thing just makes me go “Awwww….”. Maybe it’s a little mushy, but mushiness can be a good thing too. ^_^

    And I like the names Galileo and Aristotle. You guys always have fun names for your pets. Half the fun of getting them is figuring out a name.

  4. Ash Says:

    Nikki: Maybe you can help get a better picture of him as he is now?

    Jennifer: It is mushy, but this is Nikki we’re talking about. She does things like this all of the time. And there’s two more kids to go. I think I’ll need to do another one for Spunky and Zane after that, though, because I didn’t start talking about how they came to be part of the family until after that. And, I get the weekends off, so today and tomorrow I’m free! Yay!

    Mac: I like their names, too. It’s funny how the fish have more sophisticated names than even the dog!

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