Today, The Agent was at her parents' (our grand-dude's) house and came upon a visitor. He explained that he, his wife, and 4-year-old daughter had rescued a kitten from the shelter.
And, then, it cost him over $2,000.
The little boy, "Scamp," was fine, at first. They went to Florida for 2 weeks and paid $65 to a woman (with cats) to care for him (at her home).
Scamp came back to them...sick.
They went to the vet because he wouldn't eat and "wasn't himself." The initial tests were no less than $100. They decided he needed medicine ($50).
The cat started spiking a fever and they said he had FIP and might not live...then, a day later, his fever went away and his bloodwork was fine.
THEN, because he still wouldn't eat, they took X-Rays. There was a "circular object" in his intestines, as well as a mouse carcass (GO, KITTY!). They needed to operate.
It reminds me of my gay husband's dilemma!
So...needless to say, their new kitty for their 4-year old daughter, has now cost them over $2,000.
I am grateful for people who will commit to an animal, no matter what. We are not disposable!
The Agent rebukes, but I know she will cough up the goods!