I’ve always wanted a pet growing up and every day I would bug my parents for a dog or snake, but according to my mom, “I’d be the one stuck taking care of the dog, and your fathers afraid of snakes”. Well when I was about 4 or 5 years old my parents caved in and got me a fish, DO NOT BE MISTAKEN THOUGH fore this was no cheap carnival goldfish, this… was a black and blue Betta Fish. I picked him up from Pet Smart and   named him Butch..(looking back i don’t know why I chose that name) but from then on Butch and I were hombres. I would pretend to talk to him and he would listen and I would even put a controller in front of his bowl when we played PS2

  *ONE YEAR LATER*

So flash forward a year later where the action happened. I just moved into a new house and in the midst of unpacking and moving inside SOMEONE *cough cough* my brother left him outside on a cold night  (I later found out my neighbors had cats) When I woke up the next morning I was freaking out where could my fish be… So I went on my porch and he was there.. just chillin… He probably didn’t even realize he was in danger so that was very interesting.

*THE SAD PART*

One fine evening I came home from school and my parents were sitting in the kitchen waiting for me. At first I thought my dad was going to start teasing me about girls so I didn’t really want to be in there too long because he always teased me. My mom then sat me down and told me about the death of my fish… I cried.. and asked if he died peacefully in his sleep? (FISH DON’T SLEEP, FOOL) my mom went along though and said he died peacefully.

*FUNERAL*

If your still reading at this part which for some reason I doubt *tear tear*. So at this point I’d like to give a shout out to my mom. Most parents would have just flushed a fish in the toilet, but my mom actually gathered a funeral for him and bought pizzas and invited people so thanks mom I LOVE YOU. After saying a few words about my friend, we buried him in the backyard and that was the end of Butch the fish 2005-2007.

*EPILOGUE* 

So that’s all to my story… I want another fish now

P.S the featured image is not a Betta fish, but I’m pretty sure that’s obvious.

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