I like this thread- Congrats to everyone making a difference. I've got 1 petco and 2 petsmarts near me who use my brief typed guide for bettas with their costumers instead of the crap they are taught about bettas. I'm known as the fish lady (though I know more about cats actually).
Each rescue betta counts to that betta. Remember the starfish story:
"Walking along the beach, it was still early. The mist was still over the sea. In the distance, a solitary figure was gracefully throwing objects out over the water. Walking along the debris-strewn beach, I looked at the masses of starfish scattered everywhere. The tide had thrown them in, stranding them on the beach. As the sun rose higher, they would perish. Approaching the stranger, I could see that it was the starfish he was picking up and returning to the sea. Our eyes met. “Do you really think you can help? There are millions of starfish on this beach. You can help so few. Does it really make a difference? Does it matter?” He reached for another starfish, looking at it intently. “Oh yes,” he replied. “It matters to this one!”
I own 15 bettas. It matters to them.
Keller VT (my favorite fishy), Chrestomanci VT, FishyWishy CT, Swishy HMPK, Corilopsy HM, Arabia HM, Boo Radley CT, Pistacchio CT, Cairo CT, Caden CT, Murry VT, Sandy HM, Allie CT, Cleo and Sumatra
Callie, 1yo cat
Dee Dee, fresia
RIP: Fishy, Wishy, Pandora, Antigone, Sweetie, IMHY,Aiden- I'll always love you
Caleb, my cat and soulmate of 16 years, my love forever