I understand where pets are concerned, honest, I do... I spent almost a grand to purchase my Golden Retriever... Spent about 1/2 that to buy my Toli/Pyr cross (and twice that if you include the trip to go get him and return). They will each be with me (God willing) for the better part of 12-15 years. Can I justify spending as much or more to have vet service done to them if something happens to them? Of course I can! Each were rather large investments. But could I/would I justify spending 50 times the purchase price (or more) if something happened to them? I'm sorry, I just can't... livestock or pet makes no difference really... it's just too much.
I'm sure this is gonna raise even more hackles, but it's like folks who have terminal cancer that spend tens of thousands... hundreds of thousands of dollars to live another month... I mean, if you're wealthy and have nothing better to do with your money, more power to you... But how about donating those funds to help save a saveable life? A child who needs an operable surgery? a person who could potentially live another 20, 30 even 50 years? I mean, if it were me, I KNOW I'm going to die... It's just a matter of when. Is that one more month (spent mostly in pain or drugged up so I don't even know what's going on around me to avoid that pain) really worth wiping out what could be passed on to my kids and their kids? Make me comfortable and let me go.
It's not just a touchy subject regarding pets, now is it? I'll leave the subject here... Not really what the thread or forum is for after all. Anyone have some pretty pictures to share? Weather sure is getting nice. Think I'll roll the Harley out for a spin tomorrow.