Friday, 7 September 2012
Meet the girls
Ok, owning 2 dogs isn't the smartest idea when your budget is tight but I wouldn't part with them for the world. Lucy (left) is 7yo and Emma (right) is 8mo. Both are black labs.
Lucy is the sweetest natured dog I have ever owned. She is very shy and timid. Her favourite activities are fetching a tennis ball (she can do this for hours!!!) and swimming.
Emma is totally bonkers! But her zest and enthusiasm for life is just awesome. She has a naughty side which involves stealing clothes and shredding them!
ATM my monthly food bill for dried dog food is around £65. I have pet insurance for Emma which is £15 per month. So that's £80 before spending anything on toys (they get destroyed!!) or collars/leads. The trainer I'm working with suggested changing their food to raw meat and veg. She believes that feeding dogs dried food is like feeding your kids junk food. And I have never done that! You can buy frozen raw meat from the pet store but I've worked out it would cost over £100 per month to feed both dogs this way. Sadly at this moment in time I just can't do it.
But the pleasure we all get from them is beyond measure. Going for walks, going for a run, playing ball with them are all free activities that benefits both humans and dogs.