Meet Abby, our new puppy!
Hi everyone, I wanted to take a moment to introduce the new addition to our home: Baby Abby!
We have been thinking about getting a dog for a while. I've always been leaning towards NOT getting a dog, due in part because we both work full time, Monday to Friday. Would we have enough time to have a meaningful relationship with a dog? Also, I have been weary of the financial implications of owning a pet. How much would owning a dog slow us down in our relentless pursuit of financial improvement?
Only recently did we give serious consideration to bringing home a dog. An opportunity came up for us to adopt a stray puppy. One of our mutual friends recently was given this 6 month old terrier mix that needed a home. It turned out that our friend could no longer take care of this puppy and asked us if we would like to.
When we went to visit Abby, it was love at first sight! Abby was extremely enthusiastic around us. She could not stop jumping, play biting, cuddling, and licking. This dog’s innocence and playfulness really tugged at our hearts. We waited a week to consider making the adoption.
Is owning a dog a waste of money?
The first thing I did when I heard about this opportunity was google “owning a dog budget” which brought me to this old Kiplinger article called “9 Costs Every Dog Owner Should Budget for.”