Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

18 May 2005, 9:14 a.m.

Reason # 1 I Should Have Had A Pet Growing Up

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2005 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Leonard thinks Betty is not well. I agree with him. I've transferred her to the small tank and have given her smashed-up peas to eat. Leonard is more distraught than I am. I feel sort of callous and numb. What a rotten pet-owner I am. I hadn't been cleaning the tank and replacing the filter as diligently as I ought. This would be the first time my chronic lack of follow-through has killed a living thing.