At the time of this photo, Katie was 17 yrs and Finn was 11. She raised him from 8 weeks on. She is is mommy, sister, security blanket, everything. Unfortunately, we lost Katie a month a go, and Finn has been upset (as have I). He can't handle rainstorms without her. But he is CHANNELING her; at Thanksgiving, after 11 years of NEVER eating people food, he demanded turkey from the table, something Katie used to do (she used cuteness, he used surprise and a VERY loud voice).
When Roland Giroux noticed his blood parrot cichlid was being bullied by his other fish, he sought to make it more sociable by hand feeding it frozen blood worms.
After a few feedings he noticed that the fish enjoyed the interaction and even began to seek more pets and scratches. Now the fish gets agitated if Richard doesn't spend some time petting him like a tiny finned-puppy every day. The fish also clearly loves the attention and extra love it gets from its human.