Help me, I've been bitten by the bug!
I figured some of you may understand how I'm feeling...
So I've had Odysseus for about a month now, and as such have been making frequent trips to Petsmart for the things I've learned he needs, as well as just general supplies (plus I'm addicted to looking at all things fish now- but shh, no one needs to know that).
It's during these trips that I've come to realize, in my frequent observations of the bettas there, that oftentimes it's the same fish I'm seeing, week after week! And herein lies my dilemma. A few weeks ago as I was looking at all the bettas, I came across this little white female, with the sweetest face and pretty blue eyes. Something about her just grabbed at my heart and yanked, rather like with Odysseus the first time I saw him.
She's been there for several weeks now, and every time I go she's just as active, just as interested in me. Her cup is placed behind the little sign that displays the prices, so she probably doesn't see people much, but I check every time and she's still there. I went today and she was there again, along with this absolutely precious little crowntail girl who couldn't have had a body longer than my thumbnail. I see all the fish and want them (of course, don't we all?), but something about these two, especially the white girl- it's almost like I need them.
I don't know if I'm just being too sentimental or a little bit silly- I can be a bit of a bleeding heart. But I cannot stop thinking about that girl!
The problem is convincing my parents- possibly I could win my dad over. I am eighteen, so there's the argument I can do what I want with my money, but I will live in their house when I'm not at the dorm, at least for the next year.
Have any of you felt like this? I figure I should at least give it a go at convincing them. The worst they could do is say no... but I really hope they don't!
I've been bitten by the freaking betta bug! Ugh. I don't know whether I should celebrate or cry...