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Meet Oliver Trout Oliver Trout is 10 Months old and has lived in the tank all his life. He has always wondered what lies beyond the tank's walls.
Melinda Trout Melinda is Oliver's Wife, and she is happy living in the tank with her family
Chester Trout Chester is the young guppy son of Oliver and Melinda
These are the other fish in their school. They all live together in a PetSmart fish tank, but it is in the back of the store and faces the wall so they are rarely seen.
On each page, hover to learn more about each fish and see what they have to say.
One Morning, when all the other fish were asleep, Oliver saw an employee open a storage door and he got his first glimpse of the. . .
Oliver spent all his time thinking about what he saw and decided he needed to figure out how to escape the tank and see more
I'm telling you, it's real! There is more to life than this tank!
Look at you Oliver! Focus on your family and help me raise Chester!
What are you talking about Daddy? I wanna see!
Go to your room Chester! Me and your dad are having a talk!
What do you think they talking about? I don't know, Oliver has been saying all kinds of crazy stuff lately
One day, Oliver decided to embark on a daring escape mission. He snuck through the tank's filter and landed inside a passing mop bucket. Unknown to Oliver, Chester had followed him
Oliver? Chester? Chester!?
Oliver and Chester used the mop bucket to travel all over PetSmart, meeting many new animals along the way.
I'm a Dog! I've never seen a fish before!
I'm a cat. Don't bother me, I'm trying to sleep
Didn't I tell you Chester, there is so much to see!
We're birds. Our favorite hobby is annoying the cat
Hang on Chester! I'm coming to get you!
Hey, have you guys ever wondered why they keep us all the way back here?
I don't know. I'm beginning to think this PetSmart has management issues
With Oliver and Chester both missing, Melinda decided she needed to face her own fears and leave the tank to go find them and bring them home.
Melinda followed Oliver and Chester all over the store, tracking them down as they were heading toward the front door, hoping to catch a glimpse of the outside world.
Oliver! Chester! Come back here right now!
Hold on a second honey, we'll be right with you
Hurry up Dad, I can almost see it!
Oliver and Chester were able to reach the door, and with Melinda followed them outside. They were now the first fish from their tank to ever reach the outside of the store.
Wow! I can't believe it! It's beautiful! Dad, What are those things with wheels? I think they are called horses son
Oliver apoligized to Melinda for putting his dreams ahead of his family, and Melinda apoligized for not believing Oliver and refusing to listen to him. They both agreed to find a way back to the tank.
I'm sorry I didn't believe you, I should have been more supportive of your dreams.
I'm sorry I let this distract me from paying attention to you and Chester. I love you two more than anything
How are we going to get back to the tank?
I think I know a way
Wow, Thanks Guys!
When Oliver, Melinda, and Chester returned home they told all the other fish about what they had seen and how fascinating the rest of the store was.
I'm telling you guys there was so much to see Yeah we saw a dog, and a cat, and even birds We saw giant horses with wheels!
I've always wanted to see a dog someday! Aren't dogs those big orange things with black stripes? No, Tim you're thinking of dolphins. Dogs live in the mountains.