Some people like sports, some video games, my new hobby is dog fostering. I spent $175 on food, crates, treats, a retractable leash (so puppy can run and I don't have to). It's not over either. I am going to look at an outdoor chain link kennel tomorrow for $135 on craig's list. The good thing is that things like crates and kennels that I buy on craig's list probably won't lose much of their value. If I wanted to get rid of them I could sell them on craig's list again. The real expense is for the food and treats. The rescue organizations say they will help provide food but they are really low on donations so I will buy my own. The treats, chewy bones and rawhides are surprisingly expensive. I hope she chews slowly but it doesn't look like that will be the case.
So, how will I pay for it all? Well, I had $50 leftover from last month and an extra $33 for my donation fund now that I get my full salary again. That means I have $333 per month in my donation fund. I consider doggy fostering a donation of money and time so the money will come from there.
Hopefully, these are just start-up costs and my monthly bills won't be this much. I'm thinking $20 a month for food would be nice. Is that unrealistic?
Oh ya, and another plus, I haven't watched TV all day. Too bad I don't have cable TV or else that would be more money I could use.