He lives in my apartment...technically there are no boys allowed in the apartment (which would include Frederick)...but there are also no fish allowed...so...double negative= it's OK!
Mr. McDoogle has already been through many adventures, and we've had him probably less than a month.
His first adventure started at Walmart where we bought him. When we walked into the store then we found the manager standing there in the main aisle as Marie and I are loudly talking about how we're getting a fish (apparently the manager doesn't know about the double negative standard) none the less...we had to shut our mouths and sneak casually into the pet aisle to find a fish. The sales guy isn't much help and isn't nearly as excited about us buying a fish as we are...but eventually we decide to pick out a beautiful blue beta, and some nice accessories to go in his home. I checked to see if the coast was clear....it was...so we quickly hurried to the check out...the checker wanted to put the fish in a bag...we thought that was darn-right crazy...so we denied the bag..until we saw our manager 3 registers down..at which time we slightly freaked out/ decided to take a bag. We made it to the car...and all was well!
Deciding a name was not easy....luckily the day before we happened to brainstorm/ compile a list of potential fish names during relief society...we were also listening of course. The list was pretty long...sometimes we decide to call frederick by a different name. Kinsey prefers to call him "Alex"...as in Alex Trebek...I sometimes like calling him frederick poncho tortilla McDoogle...etc. etc.
Mr. McDoogle really likes his fish food....sometimes when Nephi comes over he will try and sneak Freddy some banana bread, or peanut butter M&Ms, or oregano, or bubble gum. Sometimes Alex will even swim really quick and eat the things that he is given. Mr. McDoogle mostly does this just to entertain Nephi...he really doesn't like anything except fish food..and as far as I am concerned there is no oregano in fish food...yes..I confirmed it..no oregano..or banana bread..
Just yesterday the manager decided to come into our apartment to show a potential resident around the apartment...she came because she said our apartment is usually the cleanest...it just so happens that yesterday looked slightly like death....but anyways....The fish was just sitting there...right there on the bookshelf....as the manager comes waltzing through...Lisa and I were kind of freaking out. The manager didn't say anything..but that doesn't mean she didn't see it...so now we're staying on the lookout. We already have to hide it for clean checks...
I only get to spend 2.5 more weeks with Mr. McDoogle...then what? Will he go to live with Marie working in Alaska..that just doesn't seem proper seeing as her whole job is cutting up fish...I would personally be very offended if I was him...Or will he go to live with Marie's family in Blackfoot...maybe just continue to live at the apartment..fending for himself...I just don't know...All I can say is...Good Luck Frederick McDoogle the third...you're the best fish a girl could have!