Howard the Shelter Cat snubbed my latest idea that he should start paying his fair share in rent. I thought it would be a great way to supplement my vacation fund.
As usual, he just yawned and turned his whiskers aside showing his usual indifference to anything non-food related.
It's a good thing I'm such a sap for the furry guy. Otherwise, he'd be getting his eviction notice speedy quick.
Apparently, charging renters an extra monthly pet fee is becoming more and more the norm, according to recent news reports. That extra fee is in addition to those hefty non-refundable pet security deposits. Most landlords are charging anywhere from 10 to 50 buckeroos extra a month for the privilege of having a pet.
The extra fees supposedly help to pay for those pet walkways, parks, waste bags and other expenses related to pets.
Lucky for Howie, we don't rent. We own a home. Chalk up one more reason it's better to own, then rent.
Still, if there were some way Howie could work just a bit for his room and board…