but I think my boyfriend and I are going to get a fish. Much less commitment, easier to take care of, and I already got a small tank, heater, decorations, etc. But I still kind of would like a four-legged, furry vertebrate. However, dogs, especially puppies, cost a lot! At dinner the other night, our friend told us that the dog he got his gf cost $750. Our jaws dropped, eyes wide opened, and my boyfriend turned to me and said, “See? That’s why we can’t have a dog!” then he joked about getting a fish, which I was seriously considering, because of how easy they are to take care of. Then our other friend mentioned about how cactus are even easier to take care of, “You’d only have to water it once a week.” Then my boyfriend said, “Why don’t we each get a plant and see whose plant die first. The first one with the dead plant pay for the puppy.” And we all laughed.