The day dawned chilly and overcast. It was so chilly, I had to put my sweat jacket on this morning. I've had the windows open all day. I'm loving that fresh air in the house.
But first, I had to go on The Great Fish Hunt.
Most Wal-Marts have male Bettas. Ours has a space for them, but alas, that space has sat empty for several weeks now. I kept watching, hoping they would get some in, but no...
Finally, I decided I'd go check the Wal-mart at Batesville. I was really hoping they would have some, because I sure didn't want to have to drive all the way up to the Petco in Southaven. So, it was with some trepidation, I began my journey...
Upon arriving in Batesville, after a trip slowed by construction, I discovered to my delight that they had plenty of Bettas.
They had red ones, blue, ones, green ones. They even had one crowntail, but I decided just to get a plain one. I knew I wanted a blue one. Really, I wanted one that was TARDIS blue.
There was also a lady in the aisle who told me she wanted an aquarium, but was afraid of fish. I wonder how that is going to work out.
Back to my quest...after much deliberation and decision making, I finally chose this one. He isn't quite TARDIS blue, but he was as close as I could get. I put him on the dash of my car to take a quick photo before tucking him safely into the passenger seat and bracing his little bowl with my jacket.
After a return trip also slowed by construction, we finally made it home, and into his little tank he went.
He seems to be adjusting well, and has even eaten a little bit. I'm going to have to get him a heater, because I'm afraid he'll get too cold this winter.
He also needs a name, but that will come in time.
Rylea says, "Why you get fish, Mama. You not love me any more?"
Of course I do. You're my Baby Girl.