|Date||Store||Shelf Cost||Coupons||Discounts||Total Savings||Amt Paid||Savings Rate|
|01/23/10||Cash & Carry||$196.81||$0.00||$196.81||0.00%|
|Shelf||Coupons||Discounts||Savings $||My Price||Savings Rate|
Ok, so $275 was to get my cat spayed. Most of the money went toward the animals - vet, food and miscellaneous items (aka, cat litter). We have two ferrets, one dog, nine cats... least I think nine cats... (Zeus, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, Hades, Perseus, Demeter and Sunday)... Yes, nine cats... All but three are indoor cats (Artemis, Hades and Perseus are outdoor cats). The majority are pure white. In fact, Demeter (the one who went in for a spay on Saturday) is a long tail, long fur, two blue eyes, white cat. She's also deaf. Needless to say the cats are also among the most expensive of the pets since there's more of them to eat and well poop.
I think this month was a fluke for the most part because I did pay nearly $300 for the vet bill and switched the dog from her $50 a month dog food to two different brands to find the right one for her. She's a German Shepherd Dog (AKC registered) and like most of her breed, she has very sensitive skin. We switched her to a food that's made especially for GSDs hoping that help her skin. So at around $50 a bag it did get pricey for her.
Thankfully the ferrets are my inexpensive pets since their bag of food (around $25 a month) lasts them an entire month since we supplement with chicken, chicken bones, ham bones and beef bones. Those two are fat, fat, fat. Their major expense came in buying them a new water bottle this month ($15) plus their ferret food (roughly $25).
I hope February is better month on my budget.