Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sharky the Cute, Cute Fishy

Last night, I decided to spend some of my birthday money on something I have been wanting for a few months: a cute, cute fishy. So Mommy, Daddy and I went to our local PetSmart to check things out.
There were A LOT of fish. It was a bit overwhelming for a three-year-old like me.
Here's a little video of me shopping for the perfect first pet. I didn't know what to choose...
There were lots of other animals at the pet store and I was easily distracted by the likes of birds, snakes, turtles and frogs. But I was there to get a fishy so I quickly got back on track.
After much discussion with the saleslady, we decided to keep it simple with my first pet and settled on a beta. We picked a nice blue one and I was off to give it a new home.
Here's a close up of my new friend, who I named Sharky. I thought maybe I could get a big, big fish like Pop-Pop, but I think little, little Sharky and I were meant for each other.
Back at home, Mommy set Sharky up in his new digs. We got him a heater for his aquarium, some rocks and a few plants so he would have a place to rest.
Hi, there, Sharky! I hope you like it here.
I wanted to pet him and hold him but Mommy says he has to stay safe and cozy in his bowl. I can look at him but I can't hold him. So I pet his bowl instead.
Goodnight, Sharky! See you tomorrow.
So there you have it...my very first pet! I hope he likes jelly fruities and popcorn as much as I do!


Allison said...

Hooray for your first pet, Noah! I think you picked a good one! Hope he makes you happy for a long time.

Anonymous said...

OH my gosh, your first pet! Noah, I am so excited for you. Do you think Sharkey will like Tutu and me? Will he want us as his grandmas, too? Hope so!
Enjoy all the fun of watching and loving Sharkey!
Love you!

Marirose said...

Oh, Noah, how exciting! Betas are great fish. Aunt Nora has one she calls Arnold! Keep Pop Pop away with his fishing rod, but I think sharky is too small for the likes of Pop Pop. Now Mimi and I have a "grand fishy". Boy are we silly or what?? Tutu

Meg said...

I think Sharky is very handsome and it will be fun for you to check on him a lot during the day! What an excellent choice for your birthday dollars! Congrats to the fish grammas!