Wednesday, April 10, 2013
When I adopted King (or vice versa), it cost me $20 out of pocket with $19.75 of that going for his dog license. So, the actual adoption cost a quarter. I'm glad I wasn't stupid enough to think, "Oh, gee, I got a dog for 2 bits." My g/f tends to get "free"cats. They jump in her car at church (Critter), or turn up on her porch (Cyrus, Talker), friends find them (Luna), or they just walk out of the woods and announce they are part of the family (Miss Kitty). NOTE: she only has Kitty, Critter, and Luna at the moment. Anyway, these "free" cats cost. There's vet bills, food, toys, all the usual stuff.
Fortunately, when I adopted King, his first vet visit was free. The heartworm test, stool sample test, flea and tick stuff, and heartworm pills weren't. Neither was his food. Or his fancy leash, or Cincinnati Reds collar, or his toys, or his pooper scooper, or his tie out (so he can keep me company when I'm working in the yard), or his... you get the picture.
Dollarwise, Elvis has been expensive starting off. Value wise, he's been cheap. Tomorrow, I'm taking him shopping, God only knows what we're buying....