We have embarked on our first attempt at pet ownership ... FISH!!!
After many warnings of impending fish funerals and general kiddie disappointment, I was optimistic as everything started out well.
Until Day 2 ... when Flora (the gold coloured one) started 'bullying' Spotty.
When I say bullying, I mean nipping at him constantly, pushing him into the corner and generally harassing him.
Without telling the kids, I took Flora "the bully" back to the pet shop and replaced her with Flora 2, a much more acceptably behaved fishy who looked remarkably like her predecessor.
In hindsight, maybe Flora 1 was just defending herself from impending doom.
Day 3: Flora 2 has disappeared completely from the tank. I fear she has been EATEN!!!
RIP Flora 2
What to do now?
Do we add another fish to the tank and cross our fingers?
Do we get rid of Spotty "the cannibal" and start fresh with 2 new fish?
Do we abandon this caper altogether?
Fish for dinner anyone?