DailyBlog: What do I do with my money?

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For the sake of blogging, self-exploration, and contemplation, I’ve been slowly making my way through answering questions from this list

Today’s Question: What do you do with the majority of your money?

I think most people with human children would say that they spend their money on their kids. Kids aren’t cheap. I have kids as well, I just didn’t grow them in my uterus and they’re a different species than I am, so my answer is basically the same. I spend my money on my kids (pets, horses, etc.) I want them to have a good life, a comfortable life, a life of love. I don’t do things like buy my horses blankets that cost $500 when I can get a nice enough one on sale for $60 that will keep them warm and dry in the Seattle winter weather, but I do make sure that they have all of their needs met. Everyone gets regular vet care and farrier care. If Ruby pulls a muscle, she gets a massage. Arya (one of my chihuahuas) goes in every three months for a radiograph to make sure she is still cancer-free. Daisy (another chi) takes steroids for her allergies. They have lots of clothes because they’re tiny and winter is chilly. The ones who don’t walk on a leash have a stroller so they can still enjoy a ‘walk’ with the rest of us. The cost (especially with my two horses, horses are NOT cheap!) definitely ads up. If I didn’t have animals I’d have a lot of extra money, but now I just basically live paycheck to paycheck, and I’m okay with that because my life is fulfilling with them in it, and I make sure their lives are happy and enjoyable the way any parent tries to make sure their human kids have a good life as well. I’m thankful that I have enough money to be able to surround myself with animals that I love, but I am also somewhat of a minimalist and I try not to buy unneeded items. I’ll make sure my animals have everything that they need before I even consider buying something frivolous, which doesn’t happen very often as-is.

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