How much does it cost to add a pet to the family? Like most things, the answer is “it depends”. We looked at dogs that would be close to free and ones that cost more than $3K before inviting Riley into our house. Then there is the cost of vet visits, supplies, dog food, and grooming. I found this helpful survey online that surveyed 1,300 … Continue reading How Much Is That Doggy In The Window?
Our new puppy Riley has brought something to our household that’s been missing for the first 5 years of our early retirement: a regular bedtime. Related: Daily Schedule In Early Retirement I haven’t really gone to bed at a consistent time since I was working. Sometimes it’s 10:30p, sometimes it’s way after midnight. On vacation in Florida the last two months, that stretched to 1am. … Continue reading Barking Up A New Bedtime
The newest member of the FireStation Family is Riley, a 14-week old ‘Teddy Bear’ Bichon-Shitzu. We’ve been planning to get a dog for some time, but I purposely didn’t write anything about it until after we made our decision. Whether or not to get a dog has been a long deliberation process at our house going back to when our son was little. Since the … Continue reading The Life Of Riley