Today at work, someone asked me if they thought the amount of money I spent on my cats was “worth it.”
On this little peanut, I spend about $1000 a year on medications and treatments for his asthma. Sounds like a lot, and it is, but you have to think about it in a different way.
Some people spend that much a year on cigarettes, video games, clothes, shoes … But since those are things for your own enjoyment, no one will call you out on it. After all, you work to make money to buy stuff and do what you want. I’ve never once thought “man, I wish you weren’t around because I’d sure love a thousand bucks.”
I won’t lie, every time I refill his inhaler, $180 each, it sucks to hand over the money. The pharmacist always asks if I am “aware of the costs”. YEAH, I know, thanks.
I didn’t know he has asthma when I adopted him. And honestly, if I knew I don’t think I would have gotten him. But I’m damn sure not going to back out and leave him to be put down. I’m sure many people think I’m nuts, but I can’t think of a single thing I could purchase for $1k that would make me happier than having Teddy around. So yeah, I sacrifice having a super sweet TV to keep my cat alive. I’m out of my mind!!!!!