Oh my goodness - what a cutie Jennyema! Is he a Basset Hound? Our "Jack" is a hound mix but has a face just like that (a little whiter with age but just like a puppy when he's hunting for mice in the lawn or running).
ITK, I agree with you. We often do for our pet(s) what we might think to extravagent for ourselves. When I adopted Jack from the Humane Society, there was a question along the lines of how much did I think a pet would cost a month. There were like 4 choices ... nothing, $10 - $50, $50 - 100, $100+ I circled the highest amount. When I asked the interviewer if people actually picked "nothing", he said yes. I was blown away! I don't think we actually spend $100+ on him in a general month but if you take his yearly vet visit and divide over the course of a year, it would be around that. It's also just the thought that you have to be willing to spend that I think. I don't know, just an interesting observation.