- Junior Cert. English (Higher) 2006: Paper 1 Question 01
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The writer recommends the goldfish as a pet because it is a 'low maintenance affair'. He compares the goldfish favourably to a dog that needs to be walked regularly and a cat that is constantly coming in and out of the house.
The goldfish is appealing to adults because much of the care of a pet 'reverts to parents'. If this happens there is very little work involved in minding a goldfish.