Since we rescued her, all skin and bones, 11 years ago, she had been my shadow and pretty much constant companion, offering me unconditional love and great comfort during some of the most difficult periods of my life.
She loved everyone in our household, but reserved a special adoration for me. Her death has left a huge hole in my heart, and I miss her terribly. The house just seems empty and far less welcoming without her.
I relate this to convey my heartfelt belief that pets are wonderful additions to our family who make our lives richer in every way.
But they are also a big responsibility. And it’s not one to be taken lightly.
Undoubtedly, some of that responsibility involves money and making sure you’re in a position to cover the costs of pet ownership.
In fact, pets can actually be quite expensive.