It's tough! Easier though to forgo them completely for me though than to go in and try to believe I can make it out of there without five more fish, a canary, a mouse and whatever else they have. ;)
But I like the compulsive way that you all think. I'M GONNA GO BUY TWELVE NEW BETTAS! And definitely have a very patriotic collection of reds, whites, and blues! Mwahahaha! They should make some kind of aquarium decoration of an American flag, too. Just for the finishing touch.
Hmm, I haven't walked out with a hamster yet. Or a bird.
But you have to go in at some point to get things for your cats, right? At least, that's my downfall. 8 cats so I'm in there for food all the time. Food, cat treats, cat toys, cat beds . . . so hey, I'm there, why not take a swing by the fish department? And from then on, it all goes downhill.
Compulsive, yes, you've summed us up well.
That we are. And I like the idea of a little American flag decoration. Hey, we can put one on the moon, why can't we have one in our fish tanks?