Dogs – how much do they cost to run?
So a sample of 5? LOL and you called my sample of dogs limited (which it was).Posted 12 years ago
DONT GET A CORGI. Mad little feckers. We had one when I was small. Bloody thing bit me weekly and all my Mum said was ‘leave it alone/stop bothering it then’.Posted 12 years ago
Yes but your sample is based on what your mate says on the interweb and a few incidents many moons ago?
Mine is based on 365 days over 4 mutt lifetimes! something like 40 plus years.
Ye?Posted 12 years ago
This thread is really pointless without pics. Surfer, pics of Lakeland please. come on guys!
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my springers are actually quite calm… there are lots in rescue, through no fault of their own… mail me if you want more info
But don’t consider it unless you are both 100% committed… the dogs create more work than my children.Posted 12 years ago
True but ultimately it doesn’t detract from the fact that 5 dogs is still a tiny sample of terriers, so your generalisation is/was as bad as mine.Posted 12 years ago
LOL @ surfer and richc
Having fun chaps?Posted 12 years ago
somewhere between “more than you think” and “less than a bike”Posted 12 years ago
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Me and Surfer are fighting over who has the gayest 😆 looking dog
Wheres little Eric, the other Westie?Posted 12 years ago
weird, can’t like the underscore
edit: nice dog btw 🙂Posted 12 years ago
surfer – are you logged in to your image store? you need to log out and get the linkPosted 12 years ago
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LOL….. 😆Posted 12 years ago
Don’t get a cat. They give nothing back, teach the kids nothing about living with animals, and they are the biggest single contributor to the decline of the songbird population. Best estimate is that across the UK cats kill 15 million birds a year
My cats gave me plenty back, taught me plenty about living with animals and rarely caught birds or mice. The above viewpoint is one based on poor experience with them. Besides, there’s plenty of birds out there in the fields and forests – just because they’re not in your garden doesnt make a hoot of difference.
Incidentally we used to have 3 cats and have vast numbers of visiting birds to our garden, the cats wouldn’t even bat an eyelid if they landed near them. And they never went to the loo ON the garden, always in the borders – its instinctive for cats to dig, poo, bury.
Dogs, on the other hand, are time-consuming, dependant, overly clingy and needy, need walking all the time, do large steaming poos on the pavement/trail/anywhere, pee on anything they think is theirs….you could probably say I had the same bad experiences with dogs as you have with cats!Posted 12 years ago
May I recommend a Lurcher. Very nice and quiet, lovely with kids, friendly, great turn of speed at times. This could be used to bring back Rabbits for the pot or if your really hate Cats, there would be no sh1t in the garden with one of the beauties on guard.Posted 12 years ago
I think I had the best tempered Corgi ever. Never bit anyone, mad as a box of frogs when the vacuum came out though. The vet was wary the first visit and had a muzzle ready but never needed it and never bothered again. He was also a good blanket when sleeping in the chair after a morning shift.Posted 12 years ago
there would be no sh1t in the garden with one of the beauties on guard.
Yeah we’ve had no cat sh1t in the garden at all since we got our dog 😆Posted 12 years ago
Sandwich, any pics? I must have been the worse kid possible to put near a mad Corgi. Everytime it bit me I’d go back and bother it only to be bitten again. Sheesh.
Reminds me of the time on a ride when there was a mad westie ontop of a farmers garden wall barking/protecting its ground. I went up to stroke it with my glove on – que a bite to my hand (Ouch!)……rubs hand and sticks it back again just for the little bugger to bite again. I never, ever learn..Posted 12 years ago
Our medium sized hound is about £20 a week in food, £200 a year is vets fees (injuries generally) and that’s about it.
£12,000 is the average lifetime cost I believe, so £1,000 a year is a good ball-park.Posted 12 years ago
Don’t get a cat.
They give nothing back
Eh? Ours brings ‘gifts’. More than the dog does.
each the kids nothing about living with animals,
Bollocks. Ours teach you that if you’re smaller than the animal it will eat you. An important lesson.
and they are the biggest single contributor to the decline of the songbird population.
Darwin at work.
Best estimate is that across the UK cats kill 15 million birds a year
They should toughen-the-**** up then.Posted 12 years ago
Eric costs us about £25 a month..
£13 for insurance
£20 a bag of Burns Holistic Dog Food.
oh, and about £1 every other month in scented nappy bags for the obvious…
And a couple of quid for dental chews..Posted 12 years ago
with hindsight i regret posting anything on this thread, nevermind something i thought might be of use.
as per usual a handful of narrow minded idiots shouting the odds.
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Apparently it’s about £18K – £24K for the life time of a normal dog.
😯Posted 12 years ago
Cheaper than children by a factor of 10. Try training a child to pick up your underwear from the bedroom floor and take it to the laundry bin in the kitchen, with their mouth, in return for a biscuit.Posted 12 years ago
Teetosugars swap Eric for Bingo? I can provide extra cash to sweeten the deal?Posted 12 years agoPosted 12 years ago
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