After I paid off OSAP I haven’t really had anything exciting happening money wise. However, last Sunday my sister and my mom went to a flea market that I wanted to go to. I sent them with the request to find me broken clocks with cogs I could use for a costume. Instead Em came back with a bunny!!! Now I know that there are many people who love bunnies and keep them as pets. Our family has had cats traditionally, at least, and now dogs. The thing is Em lives with my Dad and my dad does not want any pets in the house except his dog Madie. He grudgingly put up with my step mom getting a bird for emotional reasons. When the bird died I’m sure he smiled a bit, as she cried in his arms.
I don’t know what possessed my mom to even let her get into the car with the cage and critter but she did. And to be honest I wish she hadn’t. Last night Em went to Dad’s to plead her case. At the end of the conversation she was given two options: 1) ditch the bunny and stay at his place or 2) move in with mom with the bunny. Dad is quite happy to take it to the Humane Society. The second part of this is that Mom doesn’t want Em home and for good reasons. For a very long time their relationship has been stained at best and since she has been at Dad’s things have moderately improved. Mom isn’t willing to jeopardize that by having her back full time. So why Mom even let the bunny into the car without consulting the issue with Dad in the first place is besides me!
Mom’s a bit more malleable in her decisions and squarely to blame for it coming home in the first place. So she told Em the bunny could stay but she was still to live with Dad and she had to 1) improve her grades 2) get in to college and 3) take the bunny with her when she moves out.
We are now officially at our max number for animals in the house 6 (3 cats, 2 dogs and 1 bunny).
I know this has nothing to do with money but this topic has consumed my mind for a couple of days. I am stating to very much look forward to moving out in August. My Pocket book will hate me but my Piece of Mind will thank me. I am so sick of being tangled up in this mad house.
I have a request. If you have had bunnies or currently have bunnies could you please pass on any advice on how to look after them? Also if you know what the annual cost in very bills is that would be greatly appreciated. My sister needs to start a vet bill account and budgeting the cost of a pet into her spending.