Keoki is my bunny, she's around 11 years old now and my family got her when she was just a little baby. She's a rex rabbit, which means she has insanely soft fur that gets everywhere including your mouth, nose and pants. I've had her longer than any of my other pets, and she is the official Queen of our household. My family will only take in new pets if they get along with Keoki, and she seems to know that. Her name means George in Hawaiian, since the people we got her from originally thought she was a boy. Even though she's old she loves to run around, be held and cuddled with, and everyone who meets her falls in love.
My betta is named Beethoven. He's a koi betta that I was lucky enough to find at PetCo. I love betta fish, but usually I get females, so getting a male, and especially one so unique and colorful, was an interesting change. I will not lie, taking care of Beethoven is very difficult. He's very delicate and gets sick often, but I've been doing my best reading as many articles as possible so he can get the best care and get better soon. Even when he isn't feeling his best he's always friendly and comes swimming up to the front of his bowl to greet everyone that comes in the room.
Bernini is the final survivor of my brother's set of underwater frogs that he bought when he moved to college. He brought them back home during winter break and gave them to me, since underwater frogs typically don't survive long drives. There were three named Donatello, Rousseau and of course, Bernini, all named after the people I had studied in the AP European History class I was taking at the time. Donatello died shortly after I got him, since he wasn't eating and just hid in the plant that was in his cage. Rousseau fared a bit better, but got dropsy, which is a condition in which an animal's abdominal cavity fills with fluid and whose only cure is surgery. He died the day after he got it. Bernini however is a fighter, and is a little older than a year now. He too is very friendly, and will sometimes swim and follow you if you move around in front of his cage. He's fun to watch when he gets active, which is typically at night.
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