Bluejinx: “I’m going to be blunt. Goldfish are terrible beginner pets. Take it from me, I’ve had plenty of those things. A dog is easier to keep alive!”
((Goldfish thrive in ponds and watering troughs—the latter I know for sure since we have horses and most of the goldfish we put in their water have survived. Contrast that with my sister’s goldfish, which all had died within a week in a bowl or tank.
So, yeah, I laugh at that statement of goldfish being easier to care for than a dog. Dogs are freaking easier to keep alive—they’re harder to ignore.))