08-26-2011, 10:02 PM
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With $$ as tight as it is for me right now, I thought I was going to have to part with some of the horses. Daughter and son in law really wouldn't let any of the go, even though I really can't afford their care right now. I can feed them okay, but if anything else came up, we'd be in a pickle.
I finally broke down and got a credit card - haven't had one for years. It's only good for medical/veterinary expenses, so there is no temptation to use it for anything else. Good thing I got it, too. I did use it to get all the dogs shots and heart worm medications $550 worth! Then, with the rest of the animals, if it hasn't been one thing, it's been another.
Gelding the daughter and her hubby "rescued" turned out to not be a gelding - There went a quick $250. Daughter's cat ran into trouble having kittens - another $200. My new dog got something in her eye, causing it to swell and look hideous - another $150. Daughter had another cat get sick (it eventually died) - another $350, then last week, one of her horses cut his foot open - nicking an artery in the process (vet was there in less than 20 minutes from 30 miles away - wow!) - that was another $500. This is all in the space of three months. If things don't settle down vetrinarian wise - I may be up a creek reql quick!
WOW you have really been haveing a ruff time! I hope things get better for you.