My best friend has been whining about how broke she is - she can't afford gas, can't pay the power bill, can't buy groceries - so I asked her whether she gave up their animals - 3 big dogs, 2 cats, some ferrets, a bunch of fish in a big saltwater tank, and who knows what else - and she looked at me like I was nuts.
I love animals and my own pets are like members of the family, but I know what I spend on that and if it came down to a choice between feeding my children or feeding my pets, well, my pets are going to lose out. And if that were to happen, I'd find my pets new homes where someone else could better provide for them.
She asked why she should give them up and I said, "If you can't put food on the table for your kids, then you may need to give up some of the animals that cost so much to take care of." She told me to F off, but really, pets are a luxury. You may love 'em to pieces, but they are not a necessity.
Am I the only one who feels this way?