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Veteran's Day Date Night and Groceries

November 12th, 2015 at 07:14 am

Last night, we went to our favorite local restaurant (owned by a good friend of DF's) for Veteran's Day. We had a coupon for a free appetizer and DF got a free entree for his service which we just split. As it was, it was way too much food for the two of us. All we paid for was drinks which came out to $32. We really enjoy those nights out and have no problem supporting that restaurant since the owner is so generous and kind.

I also did a ton of grocery shopping yesterday with the intent that it would last us through the month. Well, my oh-so-lovely pups decided they didn't want to wait while I made four trips to the car, and they ate the roast beef. 1 lb. and $10 bucks worth gone in about 5 minutes. I was livid. They spent the rest of the evening in timeout and didn't get dinner. On the plus side, I rediscovered that I have a ton of peanut butter and jelly, so I'm going to do my best to get by off of that. I did go $25 over my grocery budget for the month, but considering it's normally more like $100 over, this is a good start.

3 Responses to “Veteran's Day Date Night and Groceries”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Dogs act on instinct. I'm sure they had no idea why they were in time out. Good plan to still work within your budget!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Yeah, I agree, there's no way a dog won't eat beef that he can get to! It's just his nature.

  3. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    Mine actually are very intuitive. She tried to hide it by lying on it and when I made her move, she ran for the crate. When they both finally came out of timeout, they avoided the bags in the kitchen like they were the plague. I know they can't help it to a certain extent, and I probably pushed the limits by the 4th trip, but it's still frustrating because I know that they do have willpower. While I realize a dog will always be just that - a dog, mine actually do know when they are wrong. They both have 'shame' actions. The older one doesn't come to the door to say hi and will immediately roll over into submissive position when called to the scene of the crime (even if hours later). The baby runs to her crate (her safe space) and curls into a ball under her paw. Or she hops into a corner of the couch and looks every direction except for direct eye contact.

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