I am curious about this. Why is it most people don't consider fish 'pets'?
With my sick fish ordeal - I've been told I was CRAZY for worrying about "a fish". That I shouldnt be spending money on meds for him. and that I should just flush him and get a new one.
And now that he's passed, people seem surprised I am upset over it. OF COURSE IM UPSET!
I posted on facebook last night that I was sad that Fishelstein had passed away, and someone replied with "mmm.. instant sushi"
Not only is that insensitive - it's just RUDE! So I unfriended the person. Ya know? It wasn't anyone I know IRL, anyway and I sure would rather not deal with people like that! They then PM'd me on FB to ask why I unfriended them, that it was just a joke - etc. And told me to grow up, it was "just a fish" and they'd buy me 20 more if it would stop me from whining. What the crap?!