The most stressful parts of the day consisted of receiving a phone call from a customer, "I think my hamster has a tumor!" only to explain to them that the hamster was a "boy" and he would be just fine, or having concerned kids run up to the counter and exclaim, "The rabbits are wrestling! Are they going to hurt each other?" I am going to have to be careful with this blog, as my former boss from the pet store reads it! Let me know if I make any mistakes about these critters, Dave!
As a result of this job, I had the most amazing collection of animals! I don't think anyone could match their uniqueness.
I had a pair of Haitian Anoles. The world's cutest lizard! They are way cuter than the Geico guy, although I don't recall if they had an accent. If we did not live so far from a store that sells their food, I would have these little guys again!
I had also adopted a small Crested Canary from the store. She was so cute. At least I think she was a girl. She did not sing at all, and only male canaries sing. They say they have a "crest" atop their little heads. I liked to think of it as more of a toupee! I had never really seen this type of canary prior to working in the pet store.
Then came the fish tank! I started with a ten gallon tank, and eventually progressed to a 20 gallon high. I loved having a fish tank, and miss having one today. Along with this fish tank, came the rare finds that I housed from the heart. I took in any fish that had "odd" characteristics, fish that people would likely not choose to purchase. The fish I remember specifically are the Zebra Danios. Zebra Danios have vivid stripes making them beautiful, but they are basically just fish-shaped fish...usually.
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