Sometimes Money Doesn’t Matter
Yesterday I had to put down my beloved dog, Max.
Max had been by my side during some of the most difficult parts of my life, including my divorce and the first time I had ever lived alone. He was always around to comfort me when I felt sad or scared. He was also content to lay by my feet while I spent hours doing homework. He loved to be as close to you as possible.
Max was the most gentle, calm dog I had ever seen. He love to play with baby kittens and he was excited to see my new puppy when I brought her home weighing only 2 lbs. He was always so gentle and made slow movements when approaching scared kittens and when he’d run around the back yard with my little dogs, he always took care to not run them over or step on them.
Seeing Max curled up in his bed with my kitten laying next to him was a common sight. He loved that cat and she loved him too.
When I realized yesterday that I had to put Max down to prevent him from suffering, the furthest thing from my mind was my budget, until the vet mentioned that there could be an after-hours fee since they were technically closed already.
Even though I hadn’t budgeted for this unexpected expense to happen this month, it was a comfort to know that I now make enough money to be able to cash flow some extra expenses now and then. Not to mention the feeling of knowing I had more than enough money in my emergency fund to cover an expense such as this. That’s why I didn’t care that there could be an extra fee. I just knew I had to get my dog taken care of. Sometimes money just doesn’t matter.
I miss Max very much and it was weird to get up today without having that part of my morning routine. But I am glad to know that he is not suffering. Instead I’d like to imagine him up in a doggie heaven full of his friends that have passed before him. I’m sure they are having a grand old time.
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