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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-11-2011, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Greetings from Alaska...

Hi.

My name is Laura and I'm 32 years old. I'm from New York but I currently live in Alaska and have been here since 2000. I came to Fairbanks as part of the national student exchange program and was only supposed to be here for 1 semester, 11 years later, I'm still here.

I have one male dog who is gonna be 9 years old in a few days. He is a american eskimo dog (think 30 pound white pomaranian) and one chinchilla who is about 3 or so years old. And 23 bettas.

I got my 1st betta last year when i found a 2.5 gallon mini bow setup at value village for $12. I was being ignored by petco employees so I decided "screw this" and picked up a fish in a cup instead. It was a red and transparent double tail male. However he didnt live very long because some idiot from a certain pet store told me if i had a filter i never needed to change the water. Then i got 4 others but they all died in less then 48 hours. Finally, I decided to mix tap and distilled water and conditioner. Lo and behold mr Fishie No. 5 did not die. Infact he is still alive He is a royal Blue HM named Grumpy because he is a tail biter.

The original Mr fISHIE


Mr Fishie No. 5 AKA GRUMPY. I got him in March of 2011.


Then after Grumpy, came LUCKY. He was known as "sicky fish" for a while.


2 or so months later...


he has his own music video
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-11-2011, 09:01 AM
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Welcome! Nice looking Bettas.

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Hi Tiki! Beautiful bettas and love the ponies! hehe

Breeder so I have too many to count and too many named to list here!


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Hey Tiki! I'm glad your fish are doing so well now! It's great to read more about ya!

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love the ponies
I also collect my little ponies. I got about 800 or so, most from the original run back in the 80's. And pokemon

basically, I never grew up.



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I'm glad your fish are doing so well now!
I think it may of been the nitrogen cycle that killed off the first 5 :(

OOOh..And I also worked at the Grand canyon


and Disney World - Pirates of the Caribbean


Christmas Day E-stop (emergency stop). We were all on break when the ride decided to break down on Christmas day 2006.

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Oh how fun.. I wish I still had all my toys from the 80s :( You are a couple years younger then me, so we pretty much had the same set of toys lol

Funny.. I lived in Arizona for almost 30 years and never seen that place o.O

Breeder so I have too many to count and too many named to list here!


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Nice to meet you Laura...it is so interesting hearing and learning about our members....we are an interesting group of folks.....lol....
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Nice meeting you, Laura. :)
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Another history buff. I'm glad you're heading to NY so it'll be easier to talk to you. I always seem to miss you by an hour. Anyway, nice to meet you!
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:) I have a BA in History and am working on a MA in military history. Or I was..I kinda ran out of $$ to pay for classes

Derpy Dog


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AM I the only one who sees the resemblence?

Hmm, for toys, it was mostly my little ponies and care bears and I had some of the small she ra toys too. I also had Jem dolls but she was to big to fit into barbi clothes so I didn't like her. Pound puppies, garabge pail kids and...cabbage patch kids

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