|Barked: Sun Apr 18, '10 1:47pm PST |
|Well I make 10,000 per year. I have a cat and a dog and my grannies dog is half mine (cause I spoil her). Lots of people including my vet told me because im *poor* I should get rid of him and give him to someone who will put the money into the things the vet wants like vaccines, HW preventative, Flea, Allergy testing, X-rays and the whole bit. I dont do flea, HW or vaccines. My local law says rabies must be givin every 3 years and whats what it will be.
Many people say because I cant afford to pay for anything that may come up with my dog that I shouldnt own one. My dog and cat is fed before me and is fed better than me. He gets toys, treats, new stuff when needed and vet care when needed. He comes before ME, then after I buy what I need for him thats month I will pay my bills then the leftover is mine.
My one friend makes over 75K a year not including bonuses or money from his second under the table job. He has two dogs, ones a 3 year old 50lb mutt, the other is a 2 year old Mastiff. None of his dogs are brought inside, they are fed No Name brand dog food, no treats, never seen a vet, his one has fly swat on his ears and he wont take him to the vet. He has LOTS of money as he isnt a bog spender, hes a hoarder. I know this based on the house he has is mid grade like mine, he drives a 1999 Honda....
So there are lots of people who have money that could care less about their dogs, and there are people on low income who love their dogs, its not just low incomes that dont treat their dogs fairly. It could be anyone. Ive met lots of welthy people who treat their animals like Kings and I have met low income people who treat their dogs like grabage.
I get extremley offended when someone asks me why i cannot afford something, i tell them why and they automatically say "well you should give your dog away". I do the best I can with what I have but my dog and cat will always come first.
I owe money to a credit card. Before I become disabled I was able to pay it off no issues. Then I called them to tell them I was recieving disability etc. They highered my interest rate and when I didnt give them the amount they wanted they would call me and heres how the convo went with one lady one day.
Lady- Hi you owe us X amount and payd us X amount why arent you paying us
Me- being polite I told them I had an unexpected vet bill come up that I put that money towards plus im on disability which you were told before
Lady- ummm Ms. (last name) your bills should come before your dog, if you cant afford your dog get rid of it
Me- (patience running thin)...umm lady, perhaps you should keep your nose where it belongs, my dog will always come before YOU..ALWAYS..get it?
Lady- you should be responsible and pay your bills, you better or we will sue you
Me- Good luck with that , call me again and you are rude you will find my number changed
Lady- and we will find ur number again
Next day she called and started being rude again telling me how she thinks my priorities should go. I changed my number and its been almost 2 months lol.