International Lisa Day celebrations are still rocking around the world. Today I received a gift of awesome proportion, albeit in a tiny package.
Check him out:
Isn’t he cute? He’s small and he doesn’t have his adult coloration or big fins yet. His daddy has mustard gas coloration, and his mama is a blue. He is striped because he’s a little freaked out, but that will go away.
But I have to tell you why he is so special. He was bred by an incredible young woman I’ve known since she was a little girl. She’s smart, funny, creative, and she thinks big thoughts even about little things. She is a wild kind of beautiful, as if there is something in her that can’t quite be tamed or contained. I like people like that.
And so leave it to a woman of that sort to decide to breed betta fish…in Alaska. She wanted some bettas, but you can’t get them where she is. So she had a few shipped to her, and she’s learning to breed them.
No kidding…that little guy flew on an airplane with her all the way from Alaska to Florida. You can see why he’s a little freaked out, yes?
He will eventually be given a name. His predecessor, Mr. Shiny Pants, has long been gone and I’m really happy to have another betta, but especially happy to have this betta.
He’s proof that a small thing can be a really big gift.