Saturday, July 11, 2015



BUSTER CHILLING AND DOING WELL WITH CONE AND BANDAGE

She took her last pain-killer today. She is very cooperative with her antibiotic so long as they are in cheese.  She is becoming an expert in navigating with the cone.  The vet say 1-3 months.  He is having to regrow the skin.

If you go back to my gallbladder pic, that is exactly what her tumor looked like before it was removed.  Way too weird.

When I work Buster goes to the same spot.  She will be there all day, unless she wants to go out.,  She is walking fine, and allowing me to massage her paw a couple of times a day to reduce the fluid build up,

THE REASON FOR THE POST

When Keaton got sick I did not have to think about the $4,000 I spent on her that last month.  Buster is going to cost me over a $1,000.  The problem is, and we do not know for how long, every three days she needs to be sedated and have her bandage changed until the skin starts to grow back in earnest.  At $70.00 a pop, it is going to ad up.

Well the money I had saved for a week in Mexico City is now gone - now I will start saving for Havana - maybe in a year I will be able to make the trip.  Havana is going to be great.

HERE IS THE DEAL

I tell people all of the time unless you can afford to spend potentially thousands of dollars on your dogs, do not get a dog.  Keaton was less than two days with me when I had her with the vet for parvo.  $1,800 later she was fine until she died from her brain tumor at age 11. 

I hate when people I have told to not adopt a dog call me and ask me if I will take their dog because they do not have the time or money.  Sorry I am not a dumping ground for irresponsible pet owners.

PET OWNERSHIP IS NOT A GAME

Unless you are prepared to make the financial commitment do not adopt a pet.  I know for a fact a lot of people would have dumped Buster at the pound and had them put her to sleep.  That is not fair.

WE NEED BIGGER FINES

I am tired of people telling me it is mostly poor people who allow their dogs to roam and have puppies.  I do not care.  A few days in the city jail paying off a large fine might teach them a lesson - not pets.

It is cruel and inhumane that we are forced to use kill centers because people are irresponsible.

We need a strong state law which mandates neutering all mixed breed dogs and cats, and all dogs and cats not certified  for breeding.  For dogs and cats exempt from neutering we need strong fines if the owners allow them to roam.  The fine must include mandatory neutering.

It may take a few years for the message to get out, but it will solve for the most part the kill shelter problem.

This cruelty must stop.

PEOPLE, PETS ARE NOT TOYS

If you cannot commit to their healthcare do not get a dog or cat.  They are work.  They need constant care including grooming and medication for heartworm and ticks and flees.  They need their annual shots.  This all costs money.  And trust me they will need surgeries. 

BUSTER IS SOUND ASLEEP

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