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Trip Expense or Pet Expense

November 24th, 2014 at 12:18 am

It was an expensive trip to Petsmart today... I went there to get a seat belt strap for our dog. Usually we don't strap her in, but we are driving about 1000 miles for Thanksgiving, and she's a big dog. Just in case, I want to make sure she's secure (not just for her but for us).

The strap itself wasn't that much ($14) but I ended up having to get a new harness. Our old harness (which we use with her leash) has a ring in the front, but now harnesses have a ring at the back, which is what we need to attach the strap to the seatbelt.

So, now she has a new harness ($20). It's purple (which I knew F would like). And it will replace the old one. It does seem like it will work a better for regular walks, too.

We are saving a lot of money by driving instead of flying, so part of me wanted to put this as a travel expense, but I put it under pets. The pets category still has $14 in it even with this unexpected expense (and the cost of using the dogwash tubs at our local pet store because Grandma won't like having a dirty dog at her house!).

Do you have any unexpected Thanksgiving expenses?

4 Responses to “Trip Expense or Pet Expense”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    A couple! I bought a king-size cat pan today because it will work much better for these extra-long weekends -- also bought some three-day fish pellets. But the big one was a bottle of Grand Marnier to use in the cranberry relish I'm taking. Wow, who knew it was so expensive?

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    So far the expenses are as planned. Fingers crossed it stays that way, however, it does seem like expenses come up this time of year!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    No unexpected expenses yet related to Thanksgiving at least ..

  4. Miz Pat Says:

    I went crazy with the sales where you get a turkey for 57 cents a pound if you buy $25 in groceries. I now have 2 turkeys and a spiral cut ham from Walmart for $2 a lb. which rocks for ham. There have been so many wonderful things on sale, that I have really gone over my food budget.

    What I should do is put in an extra budget for this time of year because of the food sales items. I am stocked up and my stand up freezer is groaning with all the extra goodies.

    And you know what is funny? I don't plan on cooking on Thanksgiving. My neighbor wants to go to the casino where they have a $20 all you can eat buffet. She'll pay for one of the nephews if I pay for the other. But on Friday, I'm making turkey.

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