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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The worth of a pet

What is the value of an animal in your life? Today, it came to over $300 and we are not done. Since I am poor, if the issues go over $1000, we will have to truly evaluate quality of life issues, and decide if we can make her comfortable, or if not make the hardest decision of all. That is why it scares me every time Blizzard gets sick.

The good news, barring issues with her lab work, is that she only has a yeast infection in her ear, a skin staph infection (easily treated) and a possible pulled muscle in her back. We have medicines and pending labs, but she still needs her vaccinations which will happen in 10 days during our follow up.

The good news, she is worth every cent, and if I had the ability, I would spend far more on her health and well being. She is always happy to see me and has been a constant companion since she came to us 3 years ago. I have cried into her fur, and held her when she was scared. She has played tag with us, and raced around wildly. She has been my shadow when I was ill, never far away, and I have been there for her and taken care of her.

Now, I need to go finish dinner.