This new family member is not a new cute puppy, or mischievous kitten. Sorry if you got all excited for the us. Parker l-o-v-e-s animals. All kinds...in a serious way like his momma. It's a gift... and a curse. I almost have to take antidepressants when I see road kill. One of my top goals in life is to never run over a fuzzy animal. Despite this weird aspiration, I will try to never severely swerve which might endanger myself or a family member to save an icky opossum.
OK, OK...so we got a fish. Yeah, I know. It's boring. I just didn't need anything else to take care of. Parker isn't old enough to take care of a real pet, so a fish it is. We got a male beta. Another lazy choice on my part. Betas don't require a tank...just an old vase or glass bowl. Check. I've got plenty of those. Parker picked a yellow beta. He must have great taste since he picked a fish that would match our living room. So nice. Plus, the fish guy said that they had only seen a few yellow betas ever come into the store. Nice job Parker.
Anyway, when we got in the car after buying the fish, I told Parker he had to name the fish. I was hoping Parker would have one of his brilliant moments, or at least a super funny one. Nope. He paused as if in deep thought and then said, " Truck, the fish." Really? Truck? I had told myself that I would not change whatever he said or sway him in another direction. So, I now own a yellow Beta named Truck. I guess later Parker felt the need to give him a nickname because that evening he was calling him Truckie. Don't be jealous. Let's just hope the fish survives a while, because I might have a hard time replacing a yellow beta. What's the coolest name you've ever given a pet?