Consider this quote from John Ruskin: "It's unwise to pay too much, but it's unwise to pay too little. When you pay too much you lose a little, that is all. When you pay too little, you lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing you bought it to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot, it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it's well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better."
Last of the line
"LLEW" (Welsh for Lion) is the latest and last companion in casa Discovolantemoto. A fine BullMastiff boy but born with a toe missing in his left forepaw; no good for show or breeding but as a pet, companion and guard we could not want for better. Last of the line because the parting is such a heartbreak and we'll not put ourselves through the misery again.