My daughter's fervent wish is to own a shih tzu puppy. She's been urging me to get one for her since two years ago but until now, I haven't got one for her. Well...the reason is obvious, it's expensive! (lol)
But honestly, this is not my main concern. This is only one time pain in my wallet. What stops me from buying one is the thought of the expenses and the difficulties looking after a shih tzu pup. As I was told, this cannot eat just any kind of food. There are only few varieties that they could eat. They have to be fed with milk, veggies and OMG beef! They should have their own place to sleep perhaps a fabricated bed, own set of toiletries and they have to be groomed to maintain their "good looks". Thinking about these things makes me think twice. Do I really have to get one for her considering all those additional expenses that we will incur as a result?
But in Vietnam and Cambodia, shih tzu puppies are far cheaper compared to the Philippines. Sometimes, I keep wondering why everything in the Philippines is expensive and why everything here is cheap. A shih tzu puppy here only cost about $30 each which is only equivalent to Php1,200++ as compared to the price in the Philippines which is normally around Php10K to Php12K.
Out of my utmost desire to bring happiness to my daughter, I always think of bringing one back home. But after I learned about the process that I have to undergo just to bring back one like the papers, quarantine period for the puppy both in Vietnam and in the Philippines....oh my! I told myself, "Why do I have to go through those difficulties and inconveniences?" (lol)
So perhaps, if I'm already emotionally and financially ready to buy one for her, I think it's better to just get it in the Philippines to get away from all those hassles.
Hmmm...thinking about it, I also find shih tzu pups to be really cute and adorable same like those on the above photos.
Oh well....I hope one day I can finally buy one for her.