My husband, who knows me incredibly well, got me three books for Christmas one is a novel on a man’s rescue journey. I am trying not to read it yet because, like I’ve mentioned before, I tend to read a lot of books at once! So I’m holding off on this one until I can give it my full attention! The second is the cat bible. I’m pretty excited about this one because I know it will come in incredibly handy with the rescue job. I have already used it to check out a few different illnesses that our kitties have come down with and I found myself reading up on the cat breeds that we have in foster homes now so that I know more about what each foster may be dealing with. This book is awesome! It covers everything from breeds to medical facts. I can’t wait to buy the counterpart, Dog Bible! Finally, he got me a book called Complete Healthy Dog Handbook. This was half a joke and half incredibly necessary. After the year we had in 2015 this book with come in handy. I am now calling 2015 the year of many vet bills. Let’s see if I can list our vet visits here…
- Soter unzips my suitcase and eats two chocolate bars out of it from a trip we took at the beginning of the year.
- Lily has terrible diarrhea and vomiting (all over Patrick’s bed yeesh) at 8 at night so emergency vet for her.
- Gunner sprains his tail and can’t sit down on a weekend so emergency vet for him.
- Gunner and Lily get attacked by another dog in the complex, Gunner has puncture wounds in need of cleaning.
- Soter eats three chocolate protein bars and needs his stomach pumped.
- Soter starts vomiting for a few days and needs antibiotics
- Soter has a suspicious lump on his chest that needs to be biopsied.
- Gunner gets neutered
- Kitty falls down our banister and dislocates his toe so emergency vet visit there
- Kitty has bladder stone surgery to remove the stone we found in his x-rays at his visit for his toe
- Soter eats a tube of lotion at 8 at night so emergency vet
I’m sure I’ve missed one or two in here and I didn’t include regular check up visits… so yes 2015 is the year of many vet bills. So the books Patrick got me came with the explanation that we will refer to this book before taking any animals to the vet from now on! His “joke” is a way of telling me he is hoping 2016 will be the year of no vet bills! What a bunch of punks these hounds (and Kitty) are. After looking at the list I am seeing one punk in particular that I’m going to have to have words with later!
I can’t help but thinking if we don’t have these vet bills this year, Patrick and I could go on a serious vacation with the money we don’t spend on emergencies! Knowing these hounds though, I shouldn’t get to planning just yet. Have an awesome rest of your week everyone and happy Saturday from the Hounds (and Kitty)!