“Generally, I consider myself to be a frugal person. Our family has never suffered from this frugality. In fact, I think we’re better off.
It came as no surprise to my family that rather than throwing out some salami (that everyone else refused to eat), I would feed it to our dog. It seemed wasteful to toss perfectly good salami. After all, the dog sometimes gets into the garbage and eats it. How could some leftover salami hurt?
So last weekend, I placed the salami in the dog’s bowl. She wolfed it down. She seemed so excited to have something different other than her usual dry kibble. Her tail wagged. She pranced around. For about the next 2 hours. And then things got worse.”