We’ve all heard the saying that “a dog is man’s best friend.” This story is proof that love for a pet goes both ways.
This man was being questioned why he decided to spend $3000 on surgery for his pet dog and then he explained why money isn’t an issue when it’s about a family member.
I took my dog to the vet today and he has cataracts in both eyes. The initial surgery is going to cost over $3,000 and there was never a question that I was going to pay to have this done. A few people have expressed shock that we are actually going to pay this money “for a dog”.
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I know that I’m getting soft in my old age, but no. My dog has been my faithful companion for the last 9 years. He has been by my side when I was just trying to get my career off of the ground, during those long nights when my kid wouldn’t sleep, when an unethical employer shafted me out of $25,000, through the all-nighters in grad school, and simply when I wanted nothing more than to sit on my deck and have a beer.
Nine years is middle aged for a Jack Russell. They easily live 17 years or longer. I don’t know how I could in good conscience let him go blind when I could do something to prevent it. $3,000 isn’t cheap, but he isn’t just “a dog”. He’s my friend. He’s my son. People say that pets become less important when you have your own ‘real’ children. He is more important today than the first day he came home.
I’ve got your back, buddy, and I am going to make you okay again.
Share this story if you think your pet is a member of your family and you’d do anything for him…just like he would too.