The expenses keep coming. Apparently Buckeye isn't supposed to lick his stitches, so today I had to go back to the vet to get him a cone to put around his neck. (By the way-did you know if you pay a cabbie a little extra he'll wait for you outside of the vet's office in the pouring rain? Score!)
He is so cute! (Buckeye, not the cabbie.) He hasn't left the couch since I put the cone on, because he seems frozen in fear.
Here is something I overheard at the vet's office that made me laugh. A woman waiting for her dog asked the front desk worker about doggie insurance. (Did you know they have such a thing?) She wanted to know if her dog would be eligible because he has chronic diarrhea and that could be a pre-existing condition. Here are my two thoughts:
* First, if your pet has chronic anything, take them back to the pound and get a new one. Who wants to clean up diarrhea/vomit/other liquids for 15 years?
* Secondly, I think under Obama's new plan, the dog is covered because pre-existing conditions are out, and coverage for everyone, including Shitzus is in. Score!