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The most expensive pet

November 27th, 2006 at 04:16 pm

My future sister in law has a saying - free pets are the most expensive. As a vet, she gets many clients who are bewildered at the care expenses they need to pay for the pet they "got for free".

I have paid for none of my current animals (the cats that is), all but one were found outside our apartment. For the permanent 3, my half of their food and care averages $75/month. For the kittens, between the endless vet visits for the one we found at 10days old, and their voracious appetites, I almost don't want to know how much they are costing us. I want to know to have some idea. On the other hand, it won't change things - they found us for a reason, we're caring for them, and the money is going to healthcare and food, not toys or other luxuries.

It does hurt though sometimes when I think of where that money could go otherwise. If it were my choice, there'd be two felines, not five. But G-d decided otherwise, and I'm trusting his reasons. I just wish they came with monthly stipends.

2 Responses to “The most expensive pet”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    I like cats, but I agree that they can be a bit costly. Not as costly as kids of course, but still. Big Grin

    I guess I should be glad that I don't have a cat right now.

  2. fern Says:

    I disagree, really. If your cat is an indoor cat, i find vet bills to be really minimal. My experience has been that cats seldom get sick. Of course, i don't believe in getting annual vaccinations for an indoor cat since there's no chance of getting rabies or some of the other diseases.

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