… Can’t live without them. Well, I take that back. I actually can’t live without my pup. She’s my little baby.
That’s why I was pretty scared when she got really sick last week. Our pup, Julep, is 3 years old, and she’s never been sick. EVER. So, when she had stomach issues for several days in a row, I took her to the vet. We’re fortunate that there is a vet school here in Grenada in addition to the hubs’ med school, so there are several vets trained all over the world that come here to teach.
I knew our pup was in good hands. Of course, when I heard the words “x rays,” “special diet,” and “blood work,” I just nodded like any good dog-parent would do, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried about how much it would cost. I even thought about you, blog peeps, as in “Wow, I just told them I started an emergency fund, and I’m going to have to use it already.”
My dog spent an entire day at the vet. I left her there while I went to work. She got several tests, 3 xrays, and a ton of special food and medications, and it was $120.00 US. I was so pleasantly surprised. I heard that the vet care was affordable here, but I wasn’t sure it was going to be that affordable.
I was so relieved, and I was so pleased with the excellent care she received. I really felt that the vets here cared about her, and it was so nice that they called to check up on her 3x.
Of course, all that really matters is that this little stinker is feeling much better now, and we’re so happy for that. I would have emptied my entire emergency fund for her, but I’m glad I didn’t have to.
Anyone else have any surprise expenses lately? Was it more than you expected?