Cute photo of me by our good friend and neighbor, John Clark
One of Parental Unit's favorite lines from Hollywood's witty royalty, Carrie Fisher, is "Instant gratification takes too long." And let me tell ya, impatient Parental Unit jibes with that sentiment.
So if you'd like to get some instant gratification of your own, why not adopt a pet during the remaining days of beautiful October, officially dubbed "Adopt A Shelter Dog Month" by the ASPCA?
if you're still on the fence, here's one immediate reward: You can save a ton of money by choosing to adopt rather than shop.
This handy chart points out the savings by adopting from the ASPCA, but most, if not all shelters also send you home with your new best friend with the same cost and time-saving benefits—all for one typically low, adoption fee. Oh yeah, the lifetime of love that's included: Priceless.