It is oddly appropriate that today's bbc post is supposed to be about animals.
I had to take my dog Ginger to the vet this afternoon because we noticed that she was bleeding a little while urinating. So, I brought her in tonight and we found out that she has a kidney stone. Unfortunatly it looks like she will have to have surgery to remove it. She is only 7 years old, so she is still young and in very good health overall. The surgery is going to be quite expensive; the vet guesstimated somewhere in the $1500-$1800 ball park, not good. We wouldn't feel so overwhelmed by the expense if they would allow us to make payments towards the total.
For those of you who don't already know, we had to put our cat down a couple months ago because he was old and sick. Our cat, Zeno, was 13 and had a thyroid problem as well as a few other things going on, and we were told that surgery probably wouldn't be a fix all for him. In the end we had to have him put down. It was really sad for all of us, we had him for so long.
Hopefully this surgery for Ginger will be the end to her problems. I hate to think that she is in pain, so I just want to get it over with. I will probably go ahead and make her appointment tomorrow, and we'll just have to figure it out.