For the last 2 years we have been saving any change we have in a large, plastic water bottle.
It’s called the “Puppy Jar,” since we are saving for you guessed it, a puppy!
We don’t use a ton of cash, but any change we do have (and a few donations) have gone into the jar. The littlest girl, nearly 5, has been wanting a dog as a pet for years.
On Saturday the hubby called around to local breeders, and found a woman with a litter of golden retriever puppies for sale. We went and visited that day, and picked out our new best friend. We think we’re going to name him Appa.
We saved $600 (plus some change that I’ll deposit later today) which is enough to cover the cost of the puppy, as well as the supplies and vet visit we’ll need in the first few months.
We’re reading up on training puppies, and proper care of goldens. It is the first time we’ve had a puppy as adults. (we both grew up with puppies and dogs in the house)
We’ll pick him up on the almost 5 year old’s birthday. We can’t wait to bring him home.
We had a family discussion about what to save for next and the kids opted to save for a swing set for the backyard. Now we just need a new picture for our jar. they already made plans once the swing set is purchased to save for a vacation to Disney.
What would you save your pennies for?