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