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."
18 THOUSAND DOLLARS!!!
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?