Phideau's True Cost

If you didn't see the Saturday edition of the Wall Street Journal, then you might have missed the Green Thumb column by Ron Lieber 'Calculating the True Cost of a Pet'

Among other statistics, Lieber says that a small dog that lives 15 years will cost about $12,000.

A large dog, such as Zamboni, our chocolate Lab, for instance, will cost more than $23,000 should he live to be 12.

Copyright © 2005 by Anthony Buccino, all rights reserved.Zamboni defends the keyboard

Of course, I know MY pet is well worth the price of a new car! How about yours?

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Francis W. Porretto said...

My Newfoundland, Bruno, who lived to be eleven, cost us over $70,000 in total. Of course, most people don't buy minivans because their dogs like to be driven around the neighborhood, so as they say, "your mileage may vary."

Anthony Buccino said...

Bruno should have had his OWN minivan ;-)