say goodbye

Posted by on May 9, 2006 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Buying Jaeger from the Animal Shelter…….

……………………….one hundred fifty dollars.

Shopping at Walmart for…….

Pet Taxi
Iams Mini Chunks
Husker Red Collar
Retractable Leash
Chew Toy like Harley & Tuffy’s favorite

……………………….fifty dollars.

Paying the landlord the customary pet deposit…….

……………………….three hundred seventy five dollars.

Shopping at Super Target for…….

Jaeger’s blanket
Dog toothpaste
A crate in which to put all of his accessories
Febreze
Glade PlugIns
40 tablets of Claritin

……………………….sixty dollars.

Imagining the first trip to the vet after we figure out that Jaeger has ear mites and severe teeth problems and our first trip to the doctor for Zyrtec scrips for both of us? Pri…..wait, no. I think that’s somewhere in the vicinity of $800 once all of the prescriptions are filled.

Giving Jaeger back to his foster family after realizing that owning a dog who makes us sick, ties us down, requires lots of money, makes my home stink but who really really loved us……..heart-wrenching.

There are some things that you should avoid in life – one of those things is owning a dog without owning a fenced in backyard. For everything else, there’s money. For now, there’s Kleenex.

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