My parents are not dog people and I’m allergic to cats. Needless to say, my family’s pet of choice was always the barely cuddly, but often colorful, fish.
We never had a super fancy fish tank—just one that would hold five or 10 pet store guppies. Taking care of the fish never taught me major life lessons of responsibility. It did, however, teach me the trick to making a smooth employment transition to a small business.