Thursday, May 26, 2011

View from the pickup window at Scoops drive-thru

Message left by sister Karen on answering machine this morning:

"Sorry to call so early, but I'm leaving for work right away. Cara had her baby last night, a boy. They haven't named him yet, and the nurses have been too busy to weigh him. Bye!"


Came home with two dogs yesterday, so that was a relief. Old Casper's got some good days ahead yet, apparently, and only needed her nails cut and an antibiotic against the infection between her toes. Ducky got heavily sedated and his four lower incisors pulled out by pliers. He was a tongue-lagging sack of lard after that, but looks good as new today.

That ye pet-owners may covet our veterinarian:
The Bill
14 pills: $4.20
2 rabies shots 36.00
sedate dog, pull loose teeth 10.00
clip toenails 3.00
Total: 53.20
(taxes extra)


  1. Ok - you've officially made me want to covet your vet. My last bill was $302.00 for a short visit to tell me my dog was retaining fluid and coughing. No kidding - that's why I brought her in! One x-ray and 30 pills. ugh. It's not like this was something new - she's had it before but they wouldn't give me the pills unless I brought her in. Highway robbery, I tell ya!

    Kate from NY

  2. Envy? Try homicidal rage. To anesthesize our dog costs $250 plus cost for tooth cleaning. As to your other costs, multiply by five. Live in Germantown, MD.My word. Have friend in rural area in South Carolina who also pays prices more like mine than yours. Unbelievable.
    Lucky dogs. Claire

    So glad your dogs are home and ok. CHEERS for all our dogs do for us. They deserve every cent they get. Do the vets? Probably not.

    I am so glad both are ok- home- and ready to flush a rabbit or sneak a pee.


  3. Glad to hear all the pups made it home safe and sound. What a bargain on the vet. The fees here are astronomical. Congrats on the new addition. Have a lovely weekend. Send the sun PLEASE.


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