Friday, January 2, 2009
Two dogs -- twice the work you say? We think not. Billy has two dogs, and many of his clients do too.
In most cases, your original dog will be much happier with a new sibling. Two dogs entertain each other when you're away from home and when you need to take care of things around the house. There's twice the tail wagging, game playing and double the fun. Multiple dogs can even save you money on your heating bills -- they supply twice the body heat when you snuggle up at night. This is certainly a good thing when every penny counts. There's also twice the kisses, which comes in handy, when your blind date turns out to be a dud. If Fido is older, a puppy may put a spring in his step. Moreover (and more importantly) 8 million dogs are waiting for a new home.
Yes, you'll be buying twice the food, your grooming and vet bills will be a bit more and you'll certainly be stocking up on biodegradable poop bags. But forget about that: this extra spending means that you'll be fulfilling your patriotic duty to support our country and our new President by implementing your own economic stimulus package. No need to lobby Congress, no need even to buy a senate seat in Illinois (we hear one's available!)
So, go ahead and bring home a new family member. Fido and your financial planner will thank you.
Photo of Louis and Lily by: Michael Vistia, Vistia Designs