I got my beloved Marigny Treme Brown-Gervais just as soon as I moved out of the dorm room and into my first apartment. I’m ashamed to say that my thought process was not “Do I have the money to take her for yearly checkups? Who will watch her if I go intern somewhere for the summer? What will…
If your pets aren’t spayed/neutered, I think you are the worst kind of person. There is no excuse. If money is an obstacle for you, a quick web search can point you to low-cost centers where your pet can be fixed for less than $50. Give up coffee or soft drinks for a month, and you have the money.
I also don’t think pets should be given as gifts. Just, no.