Meet Becca Drake. She spends her days caring for her 30 pugs and has recently admitted to spending almost $25,000 a year caring for them.
Becca, who lives in the UK, has devoted her life to her pugs and is planning to fork out another couple thousand dollars to ensure they have a magical Christmas.
“All of my pugs are part of the family and deserve to be spoilt like everyone else on Christmas day,” Becca tells metro.co.uk.
She says, “Our Christmas tree, decorated with pug baubles, is surrounded by cuddly toys for the dogs, carefully wrapped in festive paper. For their dinner, they will all wear Christmas jumpers and will enjoy turkey and sausages followed by doggy treats for dessert,” she continued.
Becca’s love for pugs started when her parents gave her a puppy called Fatima on her 30th birthday. “I was head-over-heels in love with Fatima when I received her as a gift from my parents. Then I got another pug, as I wanted her to have a friend to play with.”
Since then, she’s been taking in rescue pugs who have been mistreated and abandoned. Her crew now consists of mixed rescue pugs and those she’s bred herself. “I can’t put into words how much my pugs mean to me. They bring me so much love and happiness,” she explains.
Pug puppies can cost over $1,000 in the UK, and Becca says, “They’re expensive and it’s definitely hard work keeping the house clean and making sure they’re all groomed an fed – but there’s nothing that I wouldn’t do to ensure that they all live happy and healthy lives.” “They’re my whole world and I would die for them,” she continues.
Every month, Becca is shelling out thousands for vet bills, dog food, treats, grooming products, clothes, and accessories. She even sold her designer handbags and jewelry to ensure she could provide for the animals.
“It’s a lot of work and it’s tiring, but I only have to look at how happy they are and I know it’s all worth it,” Becca says. “I have a huge waiting list of pugs that would like a home with me, but I think that 30 is my limit for now.”
She adds: “I know that some people will think I’m crazy, but my pugs are my life and I wouldn’t change it for the world.”
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