I spent $125 at the grocery store today. My food budget is $100 for the month and my dog food budget is $33. I have pretty much used it all up. I have $8 left for iced tea and carrots for the rest of the month. I did stock up on some things so I could make it to the end of the month if I had to.
I bought 2 bags of dog food and one bag lasts 10 days. Then I bought 2 bags of pig ears at $15 each and 4 containers of peanut butter for stuffing in dog toys. That is plenty for the dogs. For myself I stocked up on chicken noodle soup. I prefer the plain kind and it's cheap. I did splurge on a few things like cheese crackers, Hawaiian rolls on clearance and some candy. I didn't buy a lot of candy because it will be cheap after Halloween. They were out of iced tea and chocolate milk. They can't seem to keep Arizona green tea in stock and chocolate milk always sells out when it goes on sale. I wasn't fast enough.
I didn't go too crazy at the store but I did buy more than usual. I never thought I would need a second job to pay for dog treats. But really they don't need all of those treats, I'm spoiling them. What I should save my money for is a large chain link fence. The dogs are getting bigger and my little dog run is not going to keep them in forever. They need more room to run. Maybe I should have fostered cats?