Justin has never been allowed to have a pet as his mother always said that SHE would be the one doing all the cleaning up after it etc. so imagine Justin's surprise when he arrived home in Stratford, Ontario last Tuesday, to find his wish had at last been granted.
There, sitting on his dresser in his bedroom was a large round bowl, almost full with water, pebbles on the bottom, water plants, a miniature castle AND a little goldfish swimming round, and round and round and round.
Justin was just 'past' himself with excitement and had to rush to the bathroom for a quick 'tinkle'. He was SO excited that he forgot to flush and wash his hands, so his mom sent him straight back to do so.
After jumping up and down and clapping his hands (who's a clever boy then?) he called his best friend, Colin Brannigan, to come over to meet his new pet.
Colin was soooooooooooo jealous, but he didn't say anything to Justin about it. The two boys sat and watched the little fishy go round and round and round. Sometimes it swam through the miniature castle and sometimes between the fronds of the water plants. They were both mesmerized and didn't realize that a whole hour had passed until Justin's mom told Colin his mom wanted him home to finish his homework.
Justin, after thanking his mom for the pet, asked if his pet could have a friend. His mom answered,
"Don't push your luck Justin. Let's see if you can look after ONE first."
There is no arguing with Justin's mom so he agreed and went off to rehearse for his next appearance.
Apparently Justin's mom had heard that "it's all about goldfish at the moment."