Thursday, March 12, 2009

Puppy Love is Expensive

Here is my terrible tale...I was backing out of the garage (very slowly!) when I apparently ran into Daisy. She howled and pulled up her back right paw. Upon a trip to the veterinarian we learned that Daisy's femur was broken. Bad.

Tomorrow Daisy will be having surgery to the tune of $800+.

I would just like to say that my love and respect for EJ has grown greatly through this experience. First of all, he never made me feel bad (I did that myself) and he was the one to take her to the vet. I couldn't show my face in there.

Also, he never made me decide if we should put her down in lieu of paying a ridiculous amount of money for dog surgery. I was trying to put on a brave face but my heartache was just below the surface. EJ called and explained the procedure and recovery time. I immediately started bawling and said, "thanks for not putting my doggy down!"

Apparently, I'm not cut out for this country girl, old yeller stuff. I am tender hearted and I really love that dog. Here's hoping she lives a long life at Four Sisters Farm!


  1. My wife isn't the best at keeping her emotions tucked away, you know how us guys "stuff" our emotions down. This is why when we married that my parents (not the most emotional people) and I were like, whoa what is this crazy thing that is leaking (crying)?

    So I have a retarded dog and a rather emotional wife...great.

    I love you honey!

  2. Hi J!

    I have been following your blog and trying to keep up with your family! My heart goes out to you about Daisey. Don and I have a 10 month old Golden Retriever who got hit by a car 2 weeks ago and we spent over $1300 fixing a broken leg and are now nursing a puppy with pins in her leg who is not suppose to run or jump. YEAH RIGHT! I'm with you - if someone would have told me 2 weeks ago that I would spend that much money on a dog I would have called them crazy - but love does strange things to us - even if it is for our canine family members.

    Keep up the good work with your chickens - sure wish I had fresh eggs in my back yard!

    Love in Christ,
    Annetta M. (from NWCC)

    p.s. -- check out my blog if you want to:

  3. I have decided to learn and teach from this incident. We love Baxter a lot, but since his injuries are only worth about $200 to us, I am going to sit him down and have a long talk with him today about the UPS truck.

    In all seriousness (which I am being totally serious about that dollar figure), Baxter has a dog bed in the garage and he is trained to lay on it whenever we are moving one of the vehicles. I am not a master dog trainer and I am not sure the dog can sit or shake, but he does lay on his dog bed and "stay" every time an ignition is turned over out here.

  4. I'm glad everything is working out. Pretty strange how you were talking about a thousand dollar vet bill the other day and it turned out to be almost that. I hope everything works out for her okay. Maybe she learned her lesson now and will stay out of the way next time.