So I finally did it.

I got a pet.

Meet Tamiyo!

I feel like it’s kinda weird to call a fish a pet, but it’s alive so I guess it technically counts

Also shes not a fish! She’s an axolotl, which are amphibians. Technicalities and all that.

And if we’re being really technical I’ve kinda just given her pronouns because it’s impossible to gender an axolotl before they grow up.

For the past few months I haven’t really been able to get it off my mind that I wanted something to take care of, but my apartment won’t let me get a cat so I’m limited to tank-based pets. My first thought was snake, but those dudes are hella difficult and live for like 25 years so that’s not really the right thing for me. I was gonna just give up and maybe get a hermit crab, but then my girlfriend, Marieka, suggested I could get an axolotl. Then that idea kinda just stuck in my head for like 2 weeks. They’re cool! Like fish but way cooler!

Now of course I just have to do the stressful part of not killing it by accident. I’m sure once I get into a routine it’ll be easy but for now I’m probably more concerned than I should be about her aha.