Hey there - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-17-2012, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
Enkil's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,100
Hey there

Well, thought I should probably introduce myself as I've already introduced our Hannibal.

Let's see. I'm a 23 year old (my b-day is in April) "single" mother. My daughter just turned 4 (yes, I know I'm young to have one that old). Currently reside in a full house in Oregon. House consists of my daughter, my boyfriend, 2 male roommates (one of which is moving out), boyfriend's mother (we all rent from her), 2 great danes, Hannibal, and myself.

I suffer from PTSD and depression along with anxiety and panic attacks. I can't get a psychiatric service dog right now, so I'm going with fish. Hannibal is my daughter's, but I am more than happy to take care of him. He makes me smile just like she does. My boyfriend has agreed to let me get another tank and betta.
Before my PTSD got too bad for me to continue, I was going to college to be a vet. I'm going to counseling now so that I can continue on. I love animals and am determined to finish my schooling. The very large classes (one of mine had over 400 people) were just a little too much for me.

I also have a lot of experience with dogs. I've trained several of my own over the years and have helped friends with theirs. I once had a beagle that would play cops and robbers. It was very cute. My wolf hybrid/american bulldog would leave my plate of food alone even if I left the room.

Anyway, that's a bit about me. ^_^
Enkil is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-17-2012, 02:36 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 10,951
Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of Betta keeping...so happy you found us and became a member of our neat little community......

Look forward to hearing about you Betta keeping adventures......

Fish keeping can be a great hobby to share with your children and can be very therapeutic as well....
Oldfishlady is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-17-2012, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
Enkil's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,100
Thank you. ^_^

I'm glad I found my way here as well. Everyone here seems so nice and helpful.

My daughter lover fish. We had one for her before, but he didn't survive the move out to Oregon with us. It's been a while since we had once and I thought it was time to get another. I'm looking into getting another now. Devon (boyfriend) has agreed that I can get one.
Enkil is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-21-2012, 09:28 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 27,607
Hello and welcome to the forum.
dramaqueen is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome