This is not a joke - would like to hear thoughts on the following please: I met with a banker the other day to discuss getting an extention on my MARP agreement. They were happy with my progrees and saw that I had made cuts to my expenditure. Food shopping down, use of electricity way down, TV sold - so the banker was happy (smug look on face) that my life was now non existent. As we were going through the form I was asked to account for a hundred euro that they could not account for. I truthfully told them that it was for the upkeep of my pets (five dogs - two Bernards and three mountain dogs) all of which are very large animals. I was asked could I not feed them less or use less expensive food I explained that it was not wise to feed these dogs cheap food as when I did I ended up in receipt of a very expensive vet bill. The whole meeting turned to a conversation about animals and the outcome was that I should sell them or give them away as I could not afford them and they would note this on my file. These dogs are part of the family and are old as these breeds go. To part with them would be upsetting to say the least. I also know that banks don't do emotional stories. What would you do?