Tuesday, November 3, 2009

How Much Do You Love Your Pet?

Today I took Jackson and Brooklyn to get a Juice It Up, and while we are waiting I see a "Cofffee News" display right by the counter. While Brooke and Jack are enthralled at watching our smoothies are being made, one of the lead stories grabs my attention.

First line says, "Peter Maynard was very glad he spent $18,000 to save his beloved Labrador retriever."



Question 1: Who would spend that kind of cash to save their dog (or family pet?)

Question 2: Who has that kind of coin laying around for a rainy day/pet emergency?

Question 3: What would you have done in his situation?

Turns out the dog had cancer and needed a huge dose of radiation. Dog makes a full recovery and ends up waking Peter's girlfriend in the middle of the night due to a fire in the house.

As for me, I would have told Peter to fly first class to Vegas (he lives in North Carolina), enter the World Series of Poker, get a suite in a nice hotel, eat like a king, and then buy a litter of Labs to replace his dog.

Call me a pet hater? Well to you animal lovers, how about put the dog down (humanely) and with the other $17,900 (or so) and buy all the poor pups/cats/etc from the animal shelters and save them from becoming a lunch special at the restaurant down the corner?


  1. If I was wiping my butt with that kind of money since it was so handy, it wouldn't even be a question. But looking around and not seeing it that handy, I wouldn't have much of a choice. But I'd do everything within my means, without crippling my family. Shoot, just basic pet costs are freaking high! Linus eats just about better than us. We are suckers.

  2. Ah. Remind me to tell you a funny story about the variance in how much Scott and I value our dog.....
    Lovin' the new blog Logan :) At least until baseball season... don't know how much Dodger discussion we'll be able to take in this household.

  3. Thanks Crystal, glad you are enjoying the blog. I'm trying to have a little variety in my posts, but I'm sure there will be a slew of Dodger-themed posts from time to time.


  4. Great choice of photos to go with your story.

  5. A friend of ours in the country said his vet bill never goes over 45 cents, the cost of a .38 round, of course done humanely.

    Your $18,000 guy, in addition to being a dog lover, obviously smogs dope cause he would have to be high to spend that kind of money on a pet. Probably how his house caught on fire, the ole dube in the couch. EZ/GP