Check out our new merch today!

January 13, 2016

How Many Dog Treats Does $1.5 Billion Buy?

For those who have managed to avoid all news outlets recently, there is a $1.5+ billion lotto drawing this evening. Might my $2 ticket win? Stranger things have happened… That money could buy more than a treat or two Mathematically the odds are profoundly against me. But I think
For those who have managed to avoid all news outlets recently, there is a $1.5+ billion lotto drawing this evening. Might my $2 ticket win? Rhodesian Ridgeback, blog, chicago, puppy, adventure

Stranger things have happened…

Rhodesian Ridgeback, blog, chicago, puppy, adventure

That money could buy more than a treat or two


Mathematically the odds are profoundly against me. But I think just the anticipation is worth the $2 entry

Rhodesian Ridgeback, blog, chicago, puppy, adventure

Plus it’s always fun to dream about what I’d do with the winnings

Rhodesian Ridgeback, blog, chicago, puppy, adventure

Of course there’d be some serious dancing and celebrating

Rhodesian Ridgeback, blog, chicago, puppy, adventure

And we’d share that big pile of green with family

But forget the sensible and prudent options for a moment. Sometimes it’s fun to have ridiculous dreams. What would my absurd splurge be?

I love to travel with Eko and Penny, but our excursions are bound to the road. A private jet would be just the thing we need for world-wide adventure!

Rhodesian Ridgeback, blog, chicago, puppy, adventure

Ridgeback Airlines, here we come!

So, for a moment, let go of the statistical certainty you won’t win the jackpot. Let yourself dream a little. Or a lot!

If you won $1.5 billion, what ridiculous luxury would you indulge in for you and your pet?

Comments for How Many Dog Treats Does $1.5 Billion Buy?

  1. Aud says:

    I’d buy a private jet and a full time pilot, chef, chauffeur, bath attendant so I can take my pooch to every beach and forest in the world daily!! However, got to find out from you how to train my girl not to drink the sea water first.

  2. I wish your ticket will win…. my paws are crossed for you. I would probably buy my own island, where I can do what I want :o)

  3. Good luck!!! I’m giving it a try too.

  4. We’ve started a pool at work, so my odds have increased a little!

  5. Kismet says:

    I can’t even win at Sammy’s teaser. You expect me to win THAT?

  6. Elyse says:

    You’ll have to take them to Europe — the Continent is very dog friendly. Let them hike the Alps and swim in the Mediterranean!

  7. Piglove says:

    Good luck on your ticket. Mom bought all of us one yesterday – her, dad, me, Houdini, Hemi and Mouse Girl. If I win, I will allow mom/dad to buy a bigger house and me a guest cottage in the back – snorts and oinks. XOXO – Bacon

  8. Pat says:

    I would GET a pet!!! Health and finances have prohibited me from doing so for a few years. That would be a real dream come true. 🙂

  9. harrispen says:

    Our dreams are much like yours with a private jet or maybe one of those super tricked out diesel pushers to travel on the road with (of course with a driver so I could relax in the back with the dogs). Traveling on the road would be fun and you could stop at all your friends houses along the way.

    You’ve got to be in it to win it! I got my ticket. Good luck.

  10. coastingnz says:

    I’d stop running the B&B and rescue as many dogs as I could manage to come and join Nico and Ziggy and we’d turn our place into a doggy haven on the beach. Oh and that jet plane of course so we too could fly to wherever we want – may even come and get that beach time with Eko and Penny – except our laws to get the boys back into NZ may be just a little too prohibitive – although money talks eh!

  11. Victoria says:

    A new story one level house with pool for the dogs, and big fenced in yard (for the dogs) and doggy shower in the laundry room (one level because Muff has a spinal injury and can’t do stairs very well any more) …its all about the dogs you know!

  12. We too would get our own private jet so we could get back to Europe to visit friends, we would also get a nice home on a lot of land that is very securely fenced in, so we could romp to our hearts content and even hunt squirrels and stuff we can’t do too well in our current average sized yard.

  13. Jesse says:

    All the treats!

  14. Tietser says:

    A house on Lago di Como with a fenced yard bordering the lake. A private jet so Kees can travel and be in the cabin with us. A little boat to go on the lake with. Give half to all the dog shelters around the globe and adopt a pack of dogs who most need a better life.

  15. Misaki says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  16. Joan says:

    Maybe not so indulgent for my dogs, they live like a king & queen. I would provide all police & military dogs with bullet proof vests.

  17. Merry Band of Hooligans says:

    We would definitely buy huge chunk of land in the mountains with a river or lake near by, build a HUGE house and an equally HUGE kennel so we can help other little fuzzy butts in need! Well, and lots of treats and spa treatments for all! Eko and Penny and all their friends would always be welcome to come play!! Their humans can come too if they want!

  18. All that money and thoughts about scared me. I can’t even comprehend life after winning. Shoot, I’m struggling with adjusting to staying at home these days! 🙂

  19. Carrie says:

    I would donate copious amounts to shelters and rescues. And buy a private jet so I can fly our dog back to Turks and Caicos where she was rescued from and let her romp on the beaches.

  20. Ridgeback Airlines!!! OMG! Love it! I told Dakota that if we won we would buy a house with acreage and get him some brothers and sisters………I don’t need much….he could have all of the dental bones that he wants! On a serious note I wouldn’t want to win that much, just about $50,000 to get totally out of debt and have some savings…I would give to friends who I know are in need, family, I would donate to shelters and to a couple of companies who helped me in the past few years……..I would also donate to battered women’s shelters and for kids and to cancer research (sorry, you wanted the FUN stuff!)

  21. We LOVE your private jet idea. Mom won’t fly me because she’s afraid of what will happen to me if I’m out of her sight. We want a private jet, too! And we’ve got FOUR DOLLARS worth of tickets, so…..

    Love and licks,

  22. Heck we would love to win anything! If I won I would start taking care of all the shelters I could. It’s funny, I am pretty darn happy with what I have, I just want to make my parents comfortable for the rest of their lives and make sure my furkids are cared for for the rest of theirs 🙂

  23. Senior dog sanctuary…with luxury accommodation of course!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow Us on Instagram