It’s been almost a year since this special little guy came into our lives and he means the world to us. This was his first Christmas with us and he got two new friends (Tobias the Tiger and Winnie the Pooh) to celebrate. Emcee likes to play rough, but it’s all love.
When we adopted Emcee last January, he was going to be our first puppy since either of us were children. College, moving around the country, apartment living, being a young adult and so forth always made it too hard to have a puppy. Fortunately we adopted Emcee from a family who could no longer care for him. Now we understand what some of our “crazy”-dog friends have been so excited about. We’d do anything for Emcee. He’s our “little man” and our baby. We’re the “crazy”-dog people now ;)
When chatting with our dear friend Jodie just last night, we talked about adding up all of our yearly expenses for our respective dogs when making a budget for the upcoming year. Vaccines, food, flea/tick meds, heartworm meds….and so forth. You get it. This past year was especially high since we neutered Emcee (sorry babe!) and being brand new parents we didn’t know what were ailments that required vet attention and what ailments required waiting another day or so. But in reality, our pups are priceless and so it’s hard to ever think that they are too expensive or anything like that. After all, can one really put a price on all of that unconditional love? Emcee gives hugs and kisses without being asked and knows exactly when to snuggle. He wakes me up in the morning with kisses and an adorable face that you can’t say no to. Emcee’s love is the best gift at this time of year, or really any time of year.
Fortunately, Emcee is a happy and healthy puppy. We’ve been wondering whether or not to buy pet insurance for him… Any ideas? Trupanion Pet Insurance seems to be a good bet. Insurance is one of those things that you hope you never need to use, but then you complain after you spend so much money on something you never need. Or at least hope you never need. Uggg. Dilemma. When money is tight, one is always watching the bottom line.
So we hope that next year we will be as blessed as we have been this year. Emcee will be hard to top!