Hi Ma. Doing well thanks and fully recovered from the op. There are lots of hidden costs. Bonzo Dog was free to acquire, despite being a pure Labrador. However he cost me €170 for all his jabs including rabies and the microchip which we need for his passport, €100 for his cage, €100 for his basket and bedding, €100 to be castrated and then collar, harness, lead, name tag, toys, bowls and he eats like a horse given half a chance. At least his training is free cos we adopted him through our trainer.
Rasta costs €50 every two months for her haircut plus annual jabs, food, kennels when needed. All cheaper than in the UK from what I can tell.
They get at least an hour's walk every day, longer at weekends and then play in the garden. Both like to "help" when I'm gardening.
Do your two get on well? I'm sure you'll learn to read the new one soon enough.