My Favorite Memory

My favorite memory is when I got my first pet of my own. My favorite memory is when I got my first pet of my own because it gave me more responsibility, I had something I could call my own, and I received something I had been wanting for a long time. This was a truly magnificent memory, and I shall never forget it.
First of all, it gave me more responsibility because I had to feed it. Because it was of the fish species, I fed it Hikari's Bio-Gold Betta Pellets. I fed it about three of those pellets two times a day, following the instructions issued on the package. I also had to give my new fish light to see by and to warm the water. I positioned his bowl almost directly under my lamp that is located on my nightstand. I made sure to keep him and his bowl away from the air vent. After all, what good does a lamp do if the air vent is cooling the water? Besides warming the water, the water would need to be changed every week or so. When I did a water change for my fish, I would set out about a gallon of filtered tap water and let it sit for about thirty minutes to let any chlorine that might be in the water evaporate. Meanwhile, I filled a small container with filtered tap water as well, and placed my fish into it. He could reside there safely momentarily while I cleaned his habitat. Then I put him back in his newly cleaned home.
Next, it is my favorite memory because I got something I had been wanting for a very long time. This event caused me to feel incredibly happy. It made me so happy that I couldn't stop smiling. In fact, I was in a good mood throughout the day. You see, I had previously begged my father to let me buy a fish for a pet. He wasn't quite sure that I was quite ready for a pet of my own, as I was only ten years old at the time. To convince him, I wrote a seven page long essay explaining why I think I should have a fish. I also used the puppy face. That didn't work as well, though. Eventually he gave in, so my mother took me to Wal-Mart to buy a fish. I counted up all of my money and realized that I had more than enough. I purchased a one gallon fish bowl, a small package of fish food, and a red and purple betta fish.
Lastly, my favorite memory is when I got my first pet of my own because I finally had something to call my own. I named my new fish Firenze Rapido Pesce. His name means fast fire fish in Italian. He was nicknamed Frenzy because he used to swim around as if he was in a frenzy. Plus, it sounds similar to Firenze. The next day I had to go to school. I told most everyone I knew that I had gotten a pet fish. I think some people were a little jealous of me, but I didn't care. I know some people were happy for me because they had known I had wanted a fish for a long time. My very first pet ever was my favorite pet to begin with. The fish was, after all, my only pet. I bought Frenzy when I was ten.
All in all, my favorite memory is when I got my first pet ever. My favorite memory is when I got my first pet ever because it gave me more responsibility, I got something I had been wanting for a long time, and because I finally had something to call my own. This was truly a great memory!