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Frugal Hound here. Today I have the distinct honor of sniffing the first ever dinosaur here in my Frugal Hound Sniffs interview series. While all of my other interviewees have been, uh, living, Frugalsaurus really tested the limits of my journalistic capabilities since he’s, well, plastic.

Turns out, he had quite a few intriguing responses even if he didn’t actually smell like much of anything interesting. Gentle readers I introduce you to Frugalsaurus from 1500 Days.

1) Who are you?

My name is Frugalsaurus and I make frequent appearances on the 1500days.com early retirement blog. I try to show people the error of their big spender ways and some of the unusual consequences. My counterpart is Spendosaurus. Spendy and his girlfriend are silly consumers who go shopping way too much.


2) What is your best frugal tip?

Time is your most important asset. What is the point of having a lot of money if you don’t have time? However, the great thing is that saving time and money go hand in hand. For example, I bike to the grocery store. Why take a car to go shopping and then to my gym (Dinosaur Fitness) when I can knock both tasks out in one trip?

What is your best frugal tip

3) What’s your favorite treat?

Travel and just being outdoors. I’m fortunate enough to have visited many beautiful places. I’m an avid hiker and kayaker.

What is your favorite treat

4) What’s the most expensive thing you’ve destroyed?

You’ve been watching too much Jurassic Park.

5) Most embarrassing moment?

That would be the ‘Triceratops Incident’ and I’ve been instructed by my attorney not to speak of it. Also, this is a family blog and that story may not be appropriate for younger readers.

6) How often do you get a bath and would you say it’s too often?

Sometimes, the human children that I live with stick me in their dinner or put me in their mouth (yech!). After those incidents, I demand an immediate bath (not with them).

7) What is your family’s financial plan or goals and how do you contribute?

My family wants to retire soon. While I don’t contribute financially yet, I do use my acting skills on the blog. My agent assures me that the blog appearances are just a stepping stone to greater things. Don’t be surprised if you see me on the cover of DQ (Dinosaur Quarterly) or in the next Jurassic Park.

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8) What is your best skill?

Are good looks a skill? Probably not. I’m a wicked snowboarder. I kill it in the half-pipe.

9) What else would you like to say?

Don’t forget to live fully each and every day. Early retirement is a great goal and requires lots of future planning, so it’s easy to get caught up in it. Sometimes, Mr. 1500 lives too much in the future. Have fun. Be happy and even crazy at times. If you’re 40 and your neighbors catch you playing with little plastic dinosaurs, just smile, wave and tell them to have a nice day with the greatest enthusiasm you can muster.

The End.

Well, Frugalsaurus, don’t think I didn’t notice that “Greyhounds: The Other White Meat” cover article on Dinosaur Quarterly. Aside from that culinary misstep, I’d say we’re fairly similar creatures. I too am a model for a blog and I am often called “cute” and “essential” to the blog (we’ll ignore the fact that many people think I’m a boy).

Mrs. Frugalwoods here: I want to thank Mr. 1500 for submitting this inventive and fantastic interview! I’m a big fan of 1500 Days and Mr. 1500 and I actually wrote collaborative posts on hiking last week. If you haven’t read 1500 Days before, you’re in for a treat!

Are you a pet?

Do you have something to share with the internet? If so, answer my Frugal Hound Sniffs: Exclusive Interview Questions and have your parents email them to my mommy: mrsfrugalwoods@gmail.com (I can’t believe they won’t give me my own email account) and you’ll be featured in an upcoming issue! While I know we are more than just our images, please do send photos too.


Frugal Hound

P.S. Join us on Twitter at #frugalpets, where our parents post ludicrously embarrassing photos for all the world to see.

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    1. Yay! You’re most welcome. Frugal Hound is happy to oblige every other week. And, kudos to Mr. 1500 for our most inventive interview yet!

    1. Frugalsaurus has fond memories of meeting the PoPs at Nebraska Furniture Mart. That certainly brightened his day after he failed miserable at the newspaper throwing contest. Those short arms did not serve him well.

  1. This is hilarious! I I thought we were all ridiculous putting voices and interviews to our living, breathing animals, but Mr. 1500 took it one more step.

  2. The irony of a dinosaur made from a bunch of dead dinosaurs (oil) is not lost. Rumor has it thay Mr. and Mrs.1500 have a ginormous dino in the back yard.

    Also, what warm-blooded reporter doesn’t ask a cold-blooded dino how to frugally stay warm on the slopes?

    Love your site!

    1. “The irony of a dinosaur made from a bunch of dead dinosaurs (oil) is not lost. Rumor has it thay Mr. and Mrs.1500 have a ginormous dino in the back yard.”

      The oil thing is a bit poetic, isn’t it?

      I confirm the rumor of a large dinosaur in our backyard. We love supporting local libraries and it was part of a fundraiser auction.

  3. I can’t believe anyone would think FrugalHound is a boy. Look at those pearls!!!

    Love the confidence, Frugalsaurus. Just don’t forget where you came from and who made you, k? Stay Frugal!

    1. She does love wearing her fancy pearls (not). It definitely sounds like Frugalsaurus is going places–Frugal Hound isn’t nearly as motivated in her modeling career 🙂

    1. Thanks! I’m pretty pleased we were able to branch out the interview series to dinosaurs. I wasn’t sure we’d get one to agree, but we got lucky!

  4. Frugalsaurus thanks Frugal Hound again for the interview. He loves the attention and has a big ego, so greatly enjoys seeing his little, smiling face on Frugalwoods.com.

    “Well, Frugalsaurus, don’t think I didn’t notice that “Greyhounds: The Other White Meat” cover article on Dinosaur Quarterly.”

    Frugalsaurus says he’s a vegetarian. Unfortunately, one of the editors over at DQ is a raptor and they can be a real bunch of birdbrains.

    1. Thanks! Oh yes, Frugal Hound is pleased to have expanded her repertoire to include plastic/extinct beasts 🙂

      1. “Reused” works too :). Greyhounds really are incredibly sweet dogs. Very calm, loving, gentle, and quiet. Frugal Hound hasn’t ever barked! Thanks so much for stopping by.

  5. Good stuff guys. Mr. 1500, I especially like Frugalsaurus’ advice that ‘time is your most important asset,’ but I hope he’s not suggesting that it takes tens of millions of years to retire….

    1. Thank you! Frugal Hound has blossomed into quite the little interviewer, hasn’t she! Agreed, Frugalsaurus is wise beyond his plastic confines.

  6. Frugalhound conducts a great interview! I hope Frugalasaurus continues dispensing great frugal advice until hell freezes over (best to not mention about the ice age to him, we don’t want to cause a 10,000 year depression causing Frugalasaurus to go all YOLO).

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