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Old 03-14-2013, 11:40 PM   #1 
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Called a freak for bonding with my fish

Apparently everyone who bonded with a betta are freaks.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:00 AM   #2 
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thats not even close to true. its just because they don't live on land. how come bonding with marine mammals isn't freaky? its just because they are exotic and interesting. that's like saying everyone bonds with their dog or cat are freaks.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:02 AM   #3 
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Well, then it looks like you're in the right place!
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:03 AM   #4 
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I sing to my fish and they sway along with the sound. everyone thinks i am off my rocker.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:09 AM   #5 
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They said they were stupid and not "cool" like dogs
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:27 AM   #6 
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I'll admit it, I would prefer to have a dog or guinea pig over my betta. But he has helped me through a lot in college.

I got him when I was very stressed and my depression was worsening. It feels good to have something to care for. I'll sit infront of my spoiled little betta's 10gal tank and just watch him when I have free time.

My boyfriend gave me an odd look when I said I missed my betta over spring break. (I had a friend caring for him). But he didn't judge too much because he knew how much I wanted a pet but college only allow fish.

A few people give me odd looks when I start talking about my fish like... "he's so cute! I bought him the nice frozen food and I'm teaching him tricks right now. And he loves it when I get near the tank, he dances along the glass!!"
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:29 AM   #7 
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People know better than to try to think I'm crazy. I don't care what anyone else thinks. I like my bettas.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:31 AM   #8 
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It's because most people are closed minded in the "connections with animals" department. If it's not cute and furry, you can't have a relationship with it. But those people are just depriving themselves of the opportunity to experience different types of love and affection from other living things. Don't feel crazy, or weird, or beneath others because of how much you love your fish. I talk to ALL my animals, and yea it might be strange to a lot of people, but I don't care because I love them, so I'm going to express that. And plus, you have all the people here on this forum to remind you that you aren't alone. :)
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:48 AM   #9 
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I haven't quite got the whole bonding thing down, but I do enjoy watching fish... they are VERY interesting and it's fun to learn their different personalities.

On a totally random note: LinkLover, I love your siggy. I'm lacto-ovo vegetarian and slowly going vegan. :)
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:03 AM   #10 
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Personally I don't think you can bond with a betta but now that I've said it tons of people are gonna get on me now xP
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