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- Sep 1, 2009
- Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Obviously, at my age, I don't have these problems with parents, they're dead. My wife is another story. Ever since our last dog had to be put down, and she sees one of those pathetic ASPCA ads, she talks about getting another dog. I keep reminding her that the last dog was costing us close to $1,000/year when you add up the routine vet bills, grooming, food, etc. Then I remind her that I'm not paying for any of it this time, and I'm not going to take care of it for her. Then I remind her that if she dies before I do, and the dog is still alive, I'm getting rid of it. So far, she hasn't done it yet, but who knows.
On the other hand, I've told my wife who I'm rescuing first if the house is on fire.