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Sat Feb 10, 2018, 09:43 AM

63. My wife and I worry about this now

We're only in our 60s, but neither of us is in good health, so after a lifetime of owning cats and dogs, we reaching the decision to downsize as our pets aged out of the family. It was time to think practically about reducing the physical and financial strain on us, especially as we edged closer to retirement.

Unfortunately, we forgot to factor in that we're both f*cking insane.

In the space of a few years after our vow to downsize, we have adopted two rescue hounds that weigh over 75lbs each, the largest sized dogs we've ever owned. At least they're middle-aged. We also have two very young cats, who showed up in our backyard as feral kittens. By the time we tamed them, we were too attached to give them away.

Our food and vet bills have doubled, the dogs are strong enough to pull us off our feet, and the cats are very likely to outlive us.

You can't fix crazy. So I guess we'll figure it all out as we go along.

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