Meet O. O is a crown tail male betta from Petsmart, which I now know is NOT the pet store chain with the dog biscuit buffet (because I asked the Petsmart guy where the doggy buffet was and he informed me that it’s located at another store; I real cool).
What’s that in O’s bowl? Obviously, it’s an underwater beehive. Bees flourish underwater. I know this because they all are extremely smiley about their lot in life.
O isn’t so sure. He’s been hanging out near the top of his tank, either mesmerized by the circulating water and the pretty lights — or preparing to die. (I might be a bit fish-paranoid at this point.)
Contrary to popular belief, O was not named after the magazine Oprah “writes.” O is named after a blue owl character from the Mister Roger’s Neighborhood spinoff. Because he’s blue. Get it?
Good luck, O! May your water be warm and your days go into the double digits.