We apparently get a free carpet shampoo. I don't know if it's from Ike or signing the lease.
The subject of pets came up during signing our lease this morning. (Incidentally, yay! Staying in the same place for another year!) It went something like this:
Hannah: So, about the pet deposit. It's still $200...
Lorainne, our awesome apartment manager: It's $500.
L,OAAM: It's always been $500. And now your pet will need to pay rent, too. That's new. It's $15 per month.
H: What if we had two of them? We're thinking of getting two cats so they aren't bored when we're not around.
L,OAAM: Huh. I don't know.
Debbie, other awesome apartment manager: Would we know there are two? Like, would they looking similar so we wouldn't notice?
Deb: With the ones we were thinking about, they might.
L,OAAM: I guess that'd be $15 then.
The important question, of course, was if we need to pay a deposit per pet. They'd allow us break the $500 into two payments over the course of a month, but even that might be a little steep for our theater paychecks, let alone paying it twice.
Maybe that siamese twin cat isn't such a bad idea after all. We could at least make back the pet rent by charging admission to see our bundle of (double) joy.