Post # 1
My dog always seems to know when I have major expenses coming up because her timing is spot-on. Just when I was making some headway on wedding planning, our dog Gabi decides to rack up some new vet bills! 2 weeks ago, she was stung by a bee on her back leg. Her solution was to chew on the area until the skin was raw and to not stop until we take her to the vet for an injection to ease the itching. At least we got some hilarious pictures of her – the vet told us to put childrens’ pants on her to stop her from chewing the spot because the cone of shame freaks her out so much.
Fast forward to this weekend – Gabi goes swimming in my parents’ lake and catches an eye infection. Ugh! Another trip to the vet and another $200 spent. I am a little disappointed that the vet did not suggest an eye patch, because we could have made an awesome pirate costume to go with her pants.
We’re putting down a deposit on a photographer within the week, so this isn’t going to be a fun month for our wallets. Oh well, Gabi makes up for it in cuteness and cuddles. Anybody else want to vent about their pets racking up badly timed vet bills?
Post # 3
I feel you. Our pup had some bad back problems and with several visits to the vet including an ER visit right before we moved across country last month it was not well timed. I call her “my new couch” since I wont be getting one for awhile now 🙂
But worth every penny.
And I think you should get an eye patch just for the pics!
Post # 4
@bleusteel: Aww poor puppy (and wallet!) but I think I might put pants on my dog just for fun now because that is hilarious haha.
Post # 5
lol cute pic! I hope she’s doing better 🙂
Post # 6
Oh yes! My furbaby jumped off the bed one night and broke his foot. We had to drain our Honeymoon fund to pay for all the vet bills 🙁
Post # 7
It sucks that your dog racked up those vet bills, but I’m pretty sure the pants picture makes it all worth it in the end; eye patch pirate pictures would just be icing on the cake.
Post # 8
I have 5 pets total, so somebody always needs something from the vet.
Gabi sure looks cute with those pants on, though.
Post # 9
@ThreeMeers: Oh no! I hope she’s doing better. I’m sure she’ll enjoy taking up the new couch when you get it. Ours is a major couch hog.
@Skoneil88: The whole honeymoon fund? Wow, that stinks! Hope his foot is better 🙂
Post # 10
@bleusteel: it was about half of it and about 3 months before our first deposit was due. Doggy xrays are not cheap. We had a lovely honeymoon. Just did it a little cheaper 🙂
Post # 11
@bleusteel: ohhhhh yeah, my dog has impeccable timing…emergency hospitalization for a mysterious GI issue the day before I was supposed to leave on a business trip to Japan…and then again almost exactly a year later the night before a weekend trip to visit family…necessitating medical boarding instead of regular ($$$$$$) both times. On a smaller scale, he also helped himself to six chocolate chip cookies and a brownie on the afternoon of my first planned happy hour in, like, a year. Fortunately he was fine, but still…I guess it’s nice he doesn’t want me to be gone, but there have to be cheaper/less stressful ways of communicating that!
P.S. Love the yoga pants 😉
Post # 12
Oooh, they always pick the most inconvenient times 🙁
Hope your baby stays out of trouble for you, for a little while at least!!
Post # 13
Have you looked into pet health insurance? It’s pretty affordable, and keeps those surprise events from taking your budget off the rail. For dogs, it’s especially nice, since they spend so much time outside and interacting with other dogs – opens up a lot of opportunity for trouble!
Post # 14
@loveandapitbull: Wow your dog does have bad timing! I do wish there was a cheaper alternative, like giving the puppy dog eyes instead of doing expensive internal damage. 😛
@crayfish: I have looked into insurance before, but let’s just say that I’ve revitalized my search after this last round of vet trips. My childhood dog was the master of finding reasons to go to the vet and I watched my parents pay thousands on surgeries for her over the years. Since then, I’ve been more open in general to pet insurance.