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#185360 03/23/05 10:26 AM
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Hello everyone!

I know, I've been gone a loong time and I have much to catch up on. the story goes like this...

I went on vacation to Florida for Thankgiving and I left my fishies in the care of a now ex-friend. She failed to care for my fish and they became ill. I eventually had to euthanize both Twinky and Mimosa, the two remaining fish from my zoo. Snail also had a falling out with a huge crack in his shell from falling.

I haven't wanted to deal with fishies subjects for a while because of this. It was very sad for us here. But, now is the time I must get back into the swing of things again.

Also, good news! I have a 95% chance of getting a job in the reptile and aquatics section of PetCo in Beverly Hills!! Getting a job at any of the PetCos near me has been an idea rolling around in my head and by stroke of luck I walked in at just the right time.

I'm sure everyone here is well aware of the poor quality of help andservice observed in most aquatics departments of major chain stores. I too was bothered and decided to take a part timer to educate. turns out people in this are very squimish about the reptiles and small "rat-like" critters. so I think a little community education is in store!

I'll keep you posted if I get the job in a few days. right now I have much reading and catching up to do.

Nice avatar Jill! reminds me of some pics I have of myself climbing in sedona.


ENJOY!! <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

~ mel
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#185361 03/23/05 06:36 PM
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HEY MEL ! Welcome back ! <img src="/images/graemlins/music.gif" alt="" />

I'm sorry about your disappointment with the fish. It's hard to leave them in the care of another...but if you want to have a life outside of home...it's a situation that's bound to come up sooner or later. Taking care of fish is a tricky thing, especially if you don't really know what your doing..lol..

I have to leave mine in care of a friend next month for a week...and I have a tank of baby rams that I'm a bit concerned about...but I will not sweat it...I know this lady isn't as knowledgeable as I am and I'll do my best to show her what to do....but if something happens I'm not going to get upset about it. She'll probably feel as badly as I will, if not worse.....oO(she's more important than the fish...she's more important than the fish...she's mor......<img src="/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />) lol...she has a few fish of her own and she's interested in learning more. We have even talked a little bit about starting an aquarium club with another friend who is also interested.

I don't have anyone who knows fish as much as I do to care for them and she's willing and happy to help..we're going to visit my dad during the kid's April vacation. I'll have her over a few times to go through the routine with her..and leave lots of instructions as well. We'll see how it goes...again...I'm not sweating it !!! <img src="/images/graemlins/rolling.gif" alt="" />

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#185362 03/24/05 12:46 AM
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It's nice to 'meet' you Mel, I've seen a some of your posts in past threads. I'm sorry to hear about your fish and the falling out with your friend. I hope you like your new job! <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

#185363 03/29/05 11:51 PM
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hey mel
id be worried about working at petco...they have so many lawsuits right now. i read an article about them and havent shopped there since. they sell marshall farms ferrets too.
i had thought about that, as well, but there are some real pieces of work at the local petco. plus, i couldnt stand all of the dead animals around. i just wish they trained their employees enough. and i wish they cared about life.
there is a funny engravement at PETCO park in san diego that PETA put up. i think every first letter of the words spells PETCO SUCKS.

i would watch out for management. they are trained to keep profit in mind over life. i just hope it doesnt make you jaded; unfortunately, that is a casualty of life.

i am very sad to hear about your babies. some people have no sense. (((*comfort*))) <-- thats the best i can do <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />


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