Having had Cedric come into our lives after a few years of being pet free has created a whirlwind of activity on our parts. He's handling it just fine. It's us who's scrambling to get everything in order.
A few trips to a pet store showed just how much things have changed since the last time I owned pets.
You can spend an inordinate amount of money there!
I am a believer that pets want to be loved and part of your lives. They are not going to feel inferior or hard done by because they are not wearing a $100 collar or have fancy food bowls and beds. It was crazy! A brush that just looks like a brush cost $9 because it was called a pet brush.
We bought 50lbs of kitty litter, 20 lbs of premium cat food, a basic cat carrier, a brush, a toy, a blanket and cat spray on/wipe off shampoo for under $80. I'm happy with that. He now has more toys and treats courtesy of his first visitor this weekend.
Of course with our travelling, the biggest yearly expense will be cat sitting as we feel the air travel would be too stressful. I cannot imagine having Cedric with me on my last delayed flight of 16 hrs!
The jury is still out with the cottage because D believes cats would prefer to stay home. Any opinions on that? It would mean a 3 hr car ride each way. The last time I lived with a cat, I didn't have other properties.
If anyone has any frugal pet tips, I've love to hear them!