Regardless, there are some new, neat things I've noticed about Firion, so I figured why not talk about him some more?
So one night, he was sitting on his plant and staring at me while I was writing another blog post or something on the computer. I decided to stare back at him with my face close to the bowl, and usually that gets some sort of reaction; but he didn't even budge. Since I have his attention though, I decided to start talking to him about wanting to write more about him on the blog with some nice pictures and what not. He still sat there, with his eyes following me, and fins moving to keep himself in the position he was at, which told me that he wasn't asleep. After talking to him for about 5 minutes, I started asking him what he was doing, and why he was just sitting there, staring at me. Then, I asked him whether if he wanted "om noms", his fins flared out, and swam up to the thermometer, which has become his sign of wanting food.
Vicki told me her stories about how it was hard to clean the bowl for her betta fish before I came around since they couldn't ever really catch the fish in the net, but... yeah. It's leading me to believe that she doesn't know how to treat pets very well. At least, not as well as I do it seems. Firion is so well behaved as opposed to the cats are, that it really annoys me when people give the cats so much more attention when there is a much more deserving pet in the house, just because of people's discrimination against fish for being boring or whatever. Hell, what makes cats so special anyway? If people want to play follow the red dot with animals, a good number of animals will react to a laser pointer. Not all of them will, much like with cats, but I had a dog chase after it, a duck peck at it, Firion will chase it too with his fins out, but I have had a high percentage of toads chasing after them for a long time. Here's a video that we made with two different toads chasing after my laser.