That’s right! That’s not a typo. Owning a pet does suck. That’s why we prefer to call our pets companions 🙂 We have four furry friends living with us. They outnumber us by one, yikes! And we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Um, What The Heck Does This Have To Do With Personal Finance?
I’m glad you asked, because the answer is PLENTY. Pets are liabilities and can cost lots of extra cash that could be funneled into savings, right? Right. Mr. MMM, Mini Monster, and myself truly enjoy our two dogs and two cats. It’s no surprise that they often find their way into our blog posts. Our most popular pet here on the site is Mad Money Cat – featured in the footer of most of our posts. Unfortunately, MMC isn’t as young as he used to be. Although you’d never guess it, he’ll be 16 years old this coming December. We think he still looks fabulous. And for all you pet people wondering out there…his real name is Bailey. He still prefers his last name to be kept under wraps. Ha!
Having A Pet Companion ROCKS!
Granted, Mr. MMM and I would not have chosen to have four pets altogether – it just kind of worked out that way when we met and decided to get married. And since we both took on the responsibility of these animals and vowed to care for them – we honor that – even if we are living in a furry paradise 😛
Meet The Furry Members Of Our Family
In summary, owning a pet sucks; but, having a pet companion is the BEST! If you can afford the cost of providing a loving home to a pet in need of human companionship, I highly recommend it. Pets pay dividends, too! Frugal Score. We get hours of enjoyment from our pets each week. We walk them, we brush them, we play with them, we make up silly voices for them, and we love every second of it. And dare I say, they actually save us money. The time we spend brushing, walking, and interacting with our pets is time we’re not out spending money on other stuff and activities. That equals free entertainment, baby.
What are your thoughts on pet companions? Are they worth the expense? Do you have a personal experience with a pet that enhanced your life?
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