My Dogs Ate My Paycheck

The obedience champions I grew up with never ate my homework.


Neither have the dogs of my adulthood – even during the year I took Spanish classes at a local community college and really did have homework.

However, my dogs do take a bite out of my bank account all the time.

Usually, they tear off their fair share for food, treats and maintenance medicine. Sometimes, unexpected health needs require a bigger bite of the budget.

Other times – like this past weekend – the dogs don’t really make me spend the money at all. But I still blame them.


The consumer pet industry loves him as much as I do.

I blame their muddy little feet from which I have to protect my car and home.


The brand name Pet Rebellion seems so apt.

pet hammock for  a car

The last car hammock I bought only lasted a month. This one seems tougher, and it has pockets for leashes and water bottles and bones.

And I blame their very dogness for being so awesome I can’t help but celebrate it through the purchase of items created in their likeness.


Well, we do need kitchen deco (and a dog to serve the coffee).


How could I not buy this?

Grand total for non-essential yet nice-to-have dog-related items purchased over the weekend: Approximately $80.

Ouch. It hurts!

But I can’t help it. It’s their fault!


“It’s good to have a red chair cover on Oscar night.”

What kind of purchases do you make because of your dog love?


About crystalwayward

I live with two formerly wayward dogs. I care deeply about the environment, and I think gardening is a revolutionary act.

Posted on February 25, 2013, in Dogs, Dogtography, Random Life and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. all our sofas are covered with plaids and we have bowls in every room ;o)

  2. Ha ha! Sucker. We’d never do anything like that 😀

  3. I love all things dog especially a cute print to hang on the wall… where did you find the we protect who we love one? It’s awesome. And, of course I have a car seat cover and mats for the feet and treat jars… I can go on and on about all of my dog things!

  4. It’s all their fault! If they weren’t so darned cute, we could avoid a whole lot of expenditure.

  5. My addiction to buying new collars for Dulcie knows no bonds. I need a 12 step. Maybe we can make one. 🙂

  6. My motto is, “Just Don’t Look” when it comes to dog things. They are too cute. And I just use old blankets in the car.

  7. Oh good Lord, I don’t even want to think about how much I’ve spent on my doggies! Cute decorations!

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