I had turned sixteen when my best friend bought me a turtle whichÂ I named Bubbles and my dad was a little mad because he does not like to haveÂ any kinds of pets in the house. At firstÂ I had Bubbles in a little cup whereÂ I have a bamboo andÂ I realizedÂ I needed to buy a little aquarium for him becauseÂ he wouldÂ get the water really dirty and it would smell really bad. I asked my dad ifÂ he could buy meÂ a littleÂ aquarium for him that had a filter that cleaned it, and my dad said no because it was just a waste of money. My dad was never okay with me having Bubbles, whenÂ I would be carryingÂ him or puttingÂ him inÂ new water, he would always say something bad about it like “how can you carry that stinky thing”Â but one day he totally changed his mind.
That same month onÂ August which i had turned sixteenÂ I got really sick to the pointÂ I could not get up to go to school;Â I felt really weak even thoughÂ I would still eat but right after eatingÂ I would vomit everything. The next morningÂ I woke up andÂ I felt more weak than ever; my mom called the ambulance becauseÂ I feltÂ likeÂ I was going to faint. I was in the hospital for two days, the doctor said i probably ate something that was expired and was still in my system which caused me to vomit everythingÂ I ate, while in the hospitalÂ I was given medicine to clean out my system completely.
My dad gave me the best surprise on the second dayÂ I was in the hospital; he brought Bubbles with him and that made me really happy. I could not believe he had brought Bubbles because he had always said that Bubbles smelled bad and had never said anything nice about him. That dayÂ I left the hospital with my mom andÂ we went homeÂ where my dad had a little surprise for me. I went into my room and he had bought a little aquarium for Bubbles and he also bought him another little partner, which he named Crush. Even though something bad had to happen in order for him to accept Bubbles, I’m glad it happened. August of two thousand andÂ fiveÂ became my favorite memory.Â Â