Thursday, September 18, 2008

Furry Friends

My Mom called me in tears today. Our 12-year-old dog had an ear infection last week and is now deaf. He usually barks at everything - from the doorbell ringing to any of us saying certain names that he knows to the garage opening. Now, he does not react to ANY of it. He isn't barking anymore, either. He tries, obviously can't hear himself and then stops. It's really upsetting, especially as my family lives in a different state and I won't get to see my dog until Christmas. My poor puppy.

Of course, this is also understandable. He is 12. It's just very sad to have him go through this. I know he won't be the same barking, lively dog that he's always been when I see him at Christmas. It makes me so upset to think that in the course of 3 days, he went completely deaf. :(

My parents never got pet insurance, and my Mom told me that if I ever get a dog that it IS worth it, especially when they get older and have so many issues. Pet insurance is definitely something I would look into if/when I get a pet - though more than anything I would want to be able to stay at home with the dog and be there for it!


Buddies September 19, 2008 at 4:07 AM  

I sell pet insurance in the UK, so I guess I have a vested interest in recommending it. It is a sensible budgeting measure. But shop around and make sure you get the right deal for you.

FruGal September 19, 2008 at 11:48 AM  

Oh no, your poor dog. It's awful when pets get sick! People, not so bad, but sick pets make me want to cry! I don't have any pets since I moved into a flat with no outdoor space, but if I had pets I would definitely look into pet insurance. Here in the UK I think you can get it for about £5 a month which seems like a good investment to me. Hope you cheer up soon! :)

Small Budget, Big Style Chick September 19, 2008 at 1:26 PM  

Aww sorry to hear about your dog!
I will definitely think about pet insurance when I get a dog at some point in the future.

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