As you know Tequila just died... She was our oldest dog - 19, and still called the shots- even with Daisy who was easily 4 times her size, she trained Daisy - as Daisy watched her, so did all our dogs- Tequila was well behaved. If Daisy got out of line 'Ticky would go over and growl at her and Daisy would back off. WE noticed the past week, Scruffy 'claimed the basket' (Tequilas basket that she had her entire life) no one else used it.
We let it go- someone has to use it but I saw Daisy going over & giving her a dirty look. Really.
Anyhow Daisy and Scruffy have always fought.. maybe 3 times a year they get yelled (we never let our dogs fight with each other) at & Scruffy- a 1/4 of Daisy's size never backs down! She is my problem child with the most attitude! Well, yesterday they got into a fight, over nothing... Storm was right there with a friend (thank God) I was up painting, my first in a series of "Home Grown Canada". Storm calmly yelled to me "Mom, come - we need to take Scruffy to the vet... its bad mom, prepare yourself." He was incredibly calm- as he gets- thank God. When I saw Scruffy - My heart sank. ;(
One of her eyeballs was on her face.
I held her still as Storm ran of his keys.. she was calm, looking at me ;( with both eyes and all I could was cry silently and hug her and tell her its o.k...
Just then, Norm came through he door (Scruffy is his dog) and they rushed her to the vet.. it was closing... so they were advised to take her to the 'emergency clinic'.... Here is where I start to get extremely pissed off, so I best keep calm... $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ they were told it could cost up to $4,000 if they did it. BUT if we wait and take her back to our vet today it will be much cheaper, WTF!? !!!!!!!!
Just do your fucking job and don't try to gouge everyone!
What a fucking joke.. :( O.k. Im still very upset and cried all night.
My girl is in the hospital with her eye on her cheek because of $.
We had to wait, we don't have the $ - we are waiting now to go and get her and bring her to surgery. Norm had to get a credit card to pay. ;( we were credit card free. & it has already cost us $700. cash.. to sedate and send her back to another vet. >:( Fucking joke.
What do you do- say put her to sleep for $150. ;(
No, she is one of my girls, family! OMGosh, just the thought putting her to sleep has me sick to my stomach. 2 dogs in less than 2 weeks.. Scruffy is our rescue 9 years now I think she is.. we were told they won't be able to save her eye.
The one thing I will say is Scruffy is our tuff girl, I'm sure even with one eye, she will be a hand full still. I cant wait to hug and kiss her.
The vet did say that sometimes a dogs like Scruffy- can have an eye pop if they sneeze!
Daisy is in the doghouse and she knows it. It was an accident, they are normally best buds.
Please send us ALL some loving vibes and prayers today as Scruffy has her surgery.
And I don't freak on the vet. I will update tomorrow.
I just had her photo put onto a canvas.. to paint around her, to pay with and have fun.
* Update.. we had to PU scruffy before 7:30 or paid another $150.. we did then drove to the vet and had to wait until they 'Opened' at 8:30. She is now at our vet - since we moved up here. Dr. Karen Norman, whom I would rather do Scruffys surgery anyway.
BUT they could have done the surgery, the estimate was $2000. for a Rookie vet.. Oh they had a much more 'formal way' of telling us - I looked at her and said "so, a Rookie?"
I got No response- only a look of 'yes, I guess so.' OR a trained practicing vet for $4000.! + more if complications- but hey, the rookie - if they had complications - oh well, you got what you paid for. Fear mongering is what it is. HAVE ONE FUCKING PRICE.
This industry is another that is only concerned with money- what happened to Dr.s caring about patients!? Scruffy went in there with her eye dangling on her fucking face! They bandaged her up and I'm supusto be happy with the cute little fucking bandage- we paid almost $500.
Awwww... FUCK that! Look after my fucking dog you hypocrites.
EMERGENCY CLINICS RIP YOU OFF!
*They made sure we paid our money before we got our dog- BUT did not have the change to give us, instead Norm has to make a return visit to them, there was cash in the drawer - but not enough and it wold have 'inconvenienced them'. Icing not he fucking cake.
We will get a call later after surgery and hopefully she will be home Monday.