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Subject: Re: Pets & paying down debt Date: 8/28/2003 11:31 PM
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o.k. I'm probably biased because I'm a pet lover. If having a pet eases someone's stress and makes his/her life happier, then that pet's needs should certainly be a part of the human's budgetary consideration. Credit card debt or no.


I have a 13 year old African Grey Parrot who is somewhat of a budgetary concern... he eats some of the same stuff I do and doesn't have any special needs worthy of huge debt. I think his cage was the largest purchase but over the years it's been worth it.

If he ever got sick I'd take him in and do everything necessary to make him better. But I think that's more on a commitment of owning a pet with a long lifespan and hopefully is something that everyone thinks of when acquiring a pet. It sometimes is more than just food and water when it come down to really loving and caring for your animals and I suspect that many of us to go to the ends of the Earth when it comes to the care and comfort of your pets.

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