With Christmas approaching, some of us are thinking about pets for the kids…or maybe even ourselves. While I admit I am occasionally tempted buy the sheer cuteness of the four-legged variety, the helpful infographic below does not include dog-grooming, kenneling (if you need to go on away), or doggie day care in the event your pooch needs supervision during the day. Unless I have a change of heart, I’ll just be content enjoying other people’s pets with my eyes! Lest you think this decision has nothing to do with God, the Word advises us to “be diligent to know the state of your flocks, and attend to your herds; for riches are not forever, nor does a crown endure to all generations” (Proverbs 27:23-24). In other words, take a look at the costs and budget wisely.