I love horses very very much, and the boyfriend would always state "I don't like horses, they're your thing" etc, but he would always go to shows with me and watch me ride. Then I would catch him petting horses and giving them treats when he thought I wasn't looking.
Well the same happened with the fish. He stated he didn't like them and wouldn't take care of them but when I was living with him temporarily while in between jobs and looking for my own place, I would come home to clean tanks and happy fish. And he would say he "felt bad" for them and cleaned them. But even though he said he didn't like them and would roll his eyes when I whined about torn fins or got worried over a little gilled friend, I never let it get to me. Because he knows they are important to me and I love them.
Plus, whenever he comes over, the first thing he asks when he walks in the door is, "Did you feed them?" And then proceeds to feed them six pellets each, haha.
Love my Common Pet Store boys:
Cheep-Cheep | Edwin | Maximus
Welcome newest adopted boy:
~ Loki ~