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End of an age March 16, 2009

Filed under: Daily Life — Jen @ 8:04 am

bettafish-siamesefightingfish-closeupTwo years ago, when Ryan was in 4th grade, his class had betta fish in the classroom, and they took care of them all year.  At the end of the year, they had a drawing to see who could take the fish home, and Ryan won.  At that time, we decided to get bettas for the other kids too.  Brooklyn’s fish died right away, and we got her another one, which also didn’t last long.  Ryan’s died last year.  The kids have been amazingly unattached and unemotional about these fish.  Quinn’s fish has been hanging on by a thread for quite a while now.  We think it had gone blind, because it could not see to eat it’s food.  We also suspect some type of equilibrium problem, because it had some trouble swimming and staying afloat.  I kept wishing the fish would die, because all it did was live a life of suffering.  Anyway, we were finally able to bid the fish goodbye yesterday, in a small (very small) ceremony that invloved flushing it down the toilet. 

Quinn now wants to get hamsters.  So here are the questions about that:  Will the kids get more attached to an animal they can hold and play with?  (I suspect the answer is yes.) and… How long do they live?  🙂

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3 Responses to “End of an age”

  1. Jen Says:

    Brynlee has 2 Robo dwarf hamsters, and they are so quick that its hard to hold them, if they were to get away we might never find them. But she is VERY attatched, and im not sure how long they live.. I dont think that is always accurate anyway, we though turtles lived forever and Jades only lasted 5 years….

  2. Mom Says:

    They are too hyper to hold for long, and they live WAY TOO LONG. That’s just one mother’s opinion.

  3. Becca Says:

    This may sound gross, but rats are actually great pets. My sister has two of them for her son and they love hanging out with the family, and sit on their sholders while they are on the computer and doing homework. One is black and white, and the other a tan color. They are cute too:)


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