Welcome to my blog! 8 Paws and 2 Tails is a pet blog dedicated to all things cat and dog related with particular emphasis on one family's experiences dealing with medical issues, hospice and palliative care, coping with grief, home feeding and our pet's quirky behaviors.
Caring for an animal can be very expensive. Multiple by 2 and the costs double. Add a feral colony of 5 and you start to look for ways to save money.
I utilize plastic food containers as food and water bowls. This works well for me. Stored in a cabinet in my front hall is a large supply of bowls, trays, lids and utensils all plastic and all ready to be discarded after their contents were consumed.
You can save butter/margarine tubs, takeout containers anything that works. I wash them thoroughly before placing them outside and rinse them everyday using them until I deem them ready to be replaced. This saves some money since I don't have to buy replacement containers or ceramic dishes and I'm getting extra use out of items before they wind up in the recyclable bin.
Clear lids, white & black trays hold food; clear bowl is perfect for water.