Monday, October 4, 2010
We took the dog to the vet today to get tested for heart worm. $89 later we came home. It has been her third trip to the vet this year, the other two were $65. Not to mention that she broke off of her chain earlier in the spring and we had to pay a gigantic amount (I don't remember exactly, but it was almost $200) in fines and fees for having her off of a leash, for not having her licensed and for them giving her shots because they had no idea whether or not she was up to date on anything.
She is the gift that keeps on giving. Better vacuum, new clothes when she was in that puppy stage and she chewed on anything the kids got food on, a GIANT hole in my couch so that I can't ever flip the cushion (God help us if it ever gets stained), 40 lb chain that she broke, replaced with a 125 lb chain that she broke, replaced with a 225 lb chain that she broke, replaced with a chain meant for towing trucks because obviously dog chains do not work on this beast, I can't even fathom how much money this animal has cost us over the last fourteen months.
Now, the lovely couple that is responsible for us getting this dog is engaged and planning a wedding for next fall. I have told my husband we are buying them a puppy. I really, really want to return the favor.
I know, somewhere here I am supposed to say it's worth it because my son loves her...but it isn't really. I have found that I am a dog lover when it is someone else's dog. I'd rather not have my own, thanks.