Wednesday, March 18, 2009

New Edition to the Family!!

Ha! Now that you've all been duped into thinking we're having another baby (which we're not, btw), meet Mel.

Tyson loves our dogs but he also loves fish. I had the brilliant idea that maybe he would like a fish of his own. I don't have a great track record with fish tanks. They get dirty quickly and fish are known to up and die on me at a moment's notice. I am seriously rolling the dice by getting this kid a fish but what the hell, right? It's a goldfish for crying out loud.
So anyway, Tyson was SO adorable at the pet store. He had been coached the whole way there that we were going to get him a "fishie". We walked into PetsMart and he immediately runs to the display (empty) tanks and yells "fishie!". That's my boy. I discreetly corrected him and pointed him towards the wall of fish tanks that was glowing from across the store. He turned and ran towards them, proceeding to push strangers and employees out of the way in the process shouting -- you guessed it -- "FISHIE!" I was trying so hard not to laugh and wishing sorely I had brought my camera. It was a moment I will never forget, that is for sure.
Tyson waited so patiently for Mel to acclimate to his new home.

Mel trying to establish dominance by hypnotizing Tyson. He's got one hell of a stare down, let me tell you.

There's something magical about the way a kid sees the world. Such innocence and happiness can be found in something as simple as a pet goldfish. Ah to be young again.


Christy said...

How sweet.

Michelle said...

Cute story! It is nice to review the world through the eyes of a child.

Dunn Family said...

How cute. I wish I could be more of a pet person for my animal loving daughter.