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Old 02-05-2013, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is probably a silly question and I doubt many will answer (?) but I've been wanting to ask everyone for a while now. I think owning a dog is a luxury and you do have to be somewhat well off especially to own a couple or even a few dogs.

So, do you consider yourself well off?

I consider myself sort of well off. I don't have to work but I should in order to have some extra income to take the dogs for training etc. We are pretty heavily in debt for education loans but those are deferred for now. I was on unemployment but it recently got exhausted so I am going to get any job I can get my hands on for now...
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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O.K., I will bite . . .

No, I am not well off. I went to college, got my degree and work in the animal health field. I work 40-50hrs per week. My boyfriend works a full time job and a part time job.

Despite all of our hard work and dedication to work our anual household income for our number of household members (two adults, no children) we still fall below the state poverty level.

I buy my dogs quality food (Fromm), take Tober to training classes. They get everything they need health wise (whithin reason).
Just to clarify "whithin reson" . . . My older dog likely has a brain tumor, I cant be sure because I cant justify paying for the advanced diagnostics it would take to make a proper diagnosis. Being that she is so old, I would not pay for surgery to remove potential tumor, not to mention she is a TERRIBLE patient (biter) and would be a nervous wreck in a clinic situation. Heck, she is a nervous wreck when I bring her to work with me.

We manage our money carefully, and provide our dogs with the best we can afford. Even if it means we go without some things.

I would like to add, I come from a family of a single Mom with 3 kids living off 30k per year. So, I guess if I compare my financial situation now to that of our financial situation when I was a kid growing up there has been significant improvement!
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I consider myself comfortable. I'm 25, almost debt free will be by the end of 2013 until I take the buying a house plunge.

My boyfriend and I don't make a huge amount of money but we've been smart with it, can survive if one of us is out of work for some reason and are able to do/buy what we want within reason. When I have kids, I'm sure my spending habits and lifestyle will change.


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Old 02-05-2013, 09:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No, but sort of. I can't go buy myself nice things anytime I want, but my utilities aren't getting shut off. I feed my dog a decent quality kibble, he's always well taken care of as is my fiances puppy. I treat myself to small things every so often. I'd say i'm just about comfortable.
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Nope. My dog is though, somehow. He eats better than me, sees the vet more often, and his closet is more full than mine!
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I don't consider myself well off, but comfortable. I've worked sometimes three jobs as a single mom. The last 7 years I've been able to work one job and live comfortably. I am able to go out and buy whatever I want and I'm fine. My son is turning 21 and I'm able to financially help him with a down payment on his next new car. I'm also able to pay for his college, which is very important to me. I have good medical benefits for my son and I. I also have a nice 401k program at work. I am able to buy a home this year and I won't be poor after doing so. My dogs eat well, have medical care, training, and every toy imaginable. More importantly I have a wonderful family, good friends, and my animals...that makes me rich in so many more ways then having money.
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We are well off!! Only in the category of happiness..money sucks but we have our 5 dogs and a cat and a bird that make our lives rich. They totally eat better than us and go for check ups more often than us. I am a stay at home wife/dog care giver and wouldn't change a thing.


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I think the definition of 'well off' may differ regionally since the cost of living varies so greatly from state to state and country to country...

As for me, I'm comfortable and happy where I am at. Given where I live and what I do for work, I'm considered average but maybe considered well off in other countries and/or states.

We can probably all agree that most of our dogs, animals, pets are well taken care of and live a very happy life. Happiness is the most important!!
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This is probably a silly question and I doubt many will answer (?) but I've been wanting to ask everyone for a while now. I think owning a dog is a luxury and you do have to be somewhat well off especially to own a couple or even a few dogs.

So, do you consider yourself well off?

I consider myself sort of well off. I don't have to work but I should in order to have some extra income to take the dogs for training etc. We are pretty heavily in debt for education loans but those are deferred for now. I was on unemployment but it recently got exhausted so I am going to get any job I can get my hands on for now...
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you are mega, mega, mega rich.

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>>>>> We are well off!! Only in the category of happiness..<<<<<


money sucks but we have our 5 dogs and a cat and a bird that make our lives rich. They totally eat better than us and go for check ups more often than us. I am a stay at home wife/dog care giver and wouldn't change a thing.


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