Check out this really interesting post from Get Rich Slowly about the cost of having pets. Would you ever consider getting rid of your pets during a financial crisis? How much are you willing to spend on your pet? Especially if they require significant medical care? All interesting questions posed by the blogger.
But he's a part of my life, and he brings me joy every day, especially when I come home after a long day of work. He is by far my favorite, even if he is a little bratty sometimes. More often than not, he is loving, entertaining, and more than willing to share this little apartment with me. I'd look to cut a lot of other things before I'd cut him out of my life. He's worth every penny.