On any given day in this country and around the world, there are millions of dogs and cats for sale. Even animals from shelters usually and understandably come with a price to help cover the cost of medical care, food, and housing. When you consider it, every price you see is unrealistically low. I contend that you would be willing to pay $20,000 and more with no hesitation under certain circumstances. In fact, there might be virtually no limit to what you would spend if you could get what you want, one more day with your beloved pet who has passed on.

Due to the nature of what we do, we at WarmFuzzy’s have experienced more than our share of heartache and death. It eventually touches everyone’s life in one form or another. Some animals literally show up on our doorstep which I guess one then might say they were free but factor in hundreds and oftentimes thousands of dollars in vet bills, food, and shelter for each, and the overall expense can be overwhelming. Still, there are many times when we would gladly pay any amount of money just to have them back. The hardest part of caring for an animal is saying goodbye.

With no forethought, I could rattle off a long list of names of loved ones who have preceded me in death. Annie, Ruger, Duchess, Jazz, Mumford, Sadie, Buddy, and the list goes on and on. I would gladly pay $20,000 to have Ruger back as my “bed buddy” again or to have Annie give me “kisses kisses kisses.” It is unimaginable, the amount of money I would spend to have Buddy back or to be able to stroll with Mumford in the yard.

We have relatives (Did he say, relatives? Yes, I believe he said, relatives.) that we haven’t seen in years and I wouldn’t give $100 to see them again because it just wouldn’t be worth the B.S. that would come with the visit. If they want to straighten up they would be welcome but we won’t waste what precious little time we have left with people who play games or judge us. Yet, I would sell my gizzard on the black market if I could hug Jazz again or carry Daisy around the kitchen again while I cook breakfast. We so loved our time together. There is no B.S. involved with an animal, just love. They don’t judge us or harbor ill feelings for erroneous perceptions of who we are or what we do. Animals are perfect examples of true love and very few people can measure up to that.  Some of us learn from them, others never will.

Think of the name of one animal that you have lost and then say it aloud. How much would you pay if you could have them back? $20,000 doesn’t seem like such a high price after all, does it?


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  1. Nancy Walsh -

    We have had many losses too. I wonder more and more how many heartbreaks until there is nothing left to break? I then see another lost little soul and realize there is room for another in my heart.

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