As Willie & George's mom, I'm always getting sucked into stories about all things pets.  I've been noticing some slight changes with my eldest and am preparing to spend whatever I can for as long as it takes.

So when I saw this story about the cost of pets, I HAD to check it out.

Pet ownership can be expensive, above and beyond the costs of acquiring, accommodating, feeding and grooming the animal. Bad luck or poor preparation could leave you facing catastrophic bills.

Here's the complete article plus the stats on what Americans are spending on pets these days at MSN Money.