I did talk to the teacher (I actually had to approach her after a few days of no mention of him at all which I thought was weird) and she said the same old "oh, I'm definitely going to bring in my 10 gallon tank and set it up" (notice how it is now a 10 gallon and not a 5???). So I actually sent her some pictures of before and after and she said I was "amazing" and asked if I could hold on to him for a few days until she got the 10 gallon up and running. Well, it's been over a week with no mention whatsoever of him or the tank. I'm thinking he's just goint to end up staying with me
. Oh well
This fish is so funny though! He is so active that he eats literately twice as much as my 2 other bettas! He swims constantly, and so fast that I can't even get a good look at him
. He gives a totally new meaning to the "wiggle dance"!
Kind of off topic, but here's a good one. This same teacher was talking/demonstrating how to groom a dog in the "Pet Palace" which is a grooming business run by her and her students to cover the costs of the classroom animals.....well, I bet you can guess where this is going. She starts off by roughly handling both dogs so that they are pretty much terrified. Then she demonstrates nail clipping - well, she clips down to the quick and makes the poor dog bleed. She handles this by saying, "well, sometimes you have to do that, so just get the powder over there to stop the bleeding." Also, when we're cllipping the nails she has us basically hold the dog in place no matter what, using whatever force it takes so they don't "win". Then she says that if we find hair in the ears while cleaning them (she tells us to stick our fingers in as far as they will go and dig aroung because you can't hurt them) that we should rip it out. When it starts bleeding we are instructed to put some more powder on it, then wash it out later. Then she starts telling us about clipping the ears and how there is one dog that frequently comes who has sensitive ears with lots of folds of skin. She says that oftentimes they get cut up so....you guessed it, more powder. I mean really, she's like performing surgery down there! The poor dogs must be terrified by the time they come out of there!
I mean, I guess I kind of expected this from her......but it surprises me that people actually bring their dogs there. As for the rest of the class - I'm really suspecting that they don't have more than 2 brain cells that think for themselves because they just follow her like sheep. It's disgusting!