Ideally here you would opt for some­thing rel­a­tively dis­pos­able, like a gold­fish or a mouse, just in case you stum­ble at this sec­ond hur­dle.

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are now un­der im­mense pres­sure to get a dog.

I worry about this, be­cause we did stum­ble a bit at that sec­ond hur­dle, which is to say our record with gold­fish has not been daz­zling.

We’ve been through a few fish now, I’m ashamed to ad­mit. Be­fore you call the RSPCA, can I as­sure you we did all the right things ... we fed them enough, kept a clean tank, added reg­u­lar drops of Anti-Death to their wa­ter.

Still, some died in­ex­pli­ca­bly, were found float­ing and sent flush­ing. We also had a cannibal fish named Red, who grad­u­ally nib­bled away at and killed his tank­mates.

Karma got to Red in the end – he grew so fat din­ing

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