We have two dogs, a chocolate and black Labrador Retriever. Since we don’t have any kids yet, they are like our children. Luckily, they are young and fairly healthy (knock on wood), so they don’t cost us too much money except for dog food each month. We can handle that. We love them tremendously and enjoy their presence in our family. I was talking to one of my friends yesterday about them, and she told me about her dachshund. She told me she had to take off work on Monday because her dog was sick. That was puzzling for me, but when she told me she had just spend $4,000 on surgery for him, I was dumbfounded.
$4,000 for back surgery on a dog?! She then proceeded to tell me (over email) through three paragraphs how her dog is like her third child and she loves him more than some of her family members. She said she would do anything for this dog, which is apparent with the $4,000 surgery.
Now, I love my dogs like anyone else, and I think they are the sweetest girls that I’ve ever met. But to be honest, I don’t know if I could pay $4,000 for surgery on one of my dogs. I think I’d probably be pretty sick over it if I had to. It does make me wonder if I’m the bad one, or if she’s out in left field for spending that much money on her pet.
How much would you spend on your pet? Would you put a limit on it?