Horrible little animals

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Registered: 08-24-2006
Horrible little animals
Tue, 11-13-2012 - 12:00pm

Well, I can finally see replies to posts! The boards don't work as well as they used to, but at least they work.

A couple of weeks ago my DH's cat started vomiting up a bunch of bloody liquid in the middle of the night. We had to take him to the emergency vet. It turned out he had eaten some paper. He is fine but it cost us 1750. Since I can only work PT right now due to school, and it's the slowest season for both of us at work we only had a few hundred in savings. The rest had to go on credit. I have already paid a hundred of it off, but I am so annoyed.

We also had to get DD a new bed because his other cat clawed it up and peed on it repeatedly. We got a lofted bed so he won't be able to get into it, nor would he want to. It's actually good though because her "room" is a 7' square corner of the livingroom that is separated by track curtains and furniture. So having a loft effectively doubles her space. She will get here x-mas eve and the bed is a surprise. We paid cash for it, but man are we stretched thin now. We had to get it last week because we needed to schedule a ride with my ex bf, since H and i don't drive, and we all have very tight schedules.

After the holidays I'll be done with school and I will be working 47 hrs a week until my license arrives, and January is DH's busiest month at work, so we'll be ok. I just wish the cat had waited a little longer.

Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2006
Thu, 11-15-2012 - 5:21pm

Ugh!  Yea, me too.  One reason we don't have pets.  My DD has a cat and dog at her dads.  All we have at our house is 28 cent gold fish.  Even they need those water tablets and food. 

Sorry that all happened, but glad you have a plan to get back on track. 


iVillage Member
Registered: 08-24-2006
Wed, 11-14-2012 - 2:05am

Fish make great pets. If they die you just get another. I have been thinking about getting a few cichlids. I had them for years before.

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 11-13-2012 - 10:54pm
yikers!! I'm so glad that the work situation is going to ramp up for you next month. It's always something, isn't it?? I really want a dog - we currently have no pets in our home and I think children should grow up w/pets. But this is precisely why my DH doesn't want any pets! Dee
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Registered: 11-14-2008
Tue, 11-13-2012 - 2:16pm
Pets can be a challenge. It sounds like you did all the right things and will be much better off in the new year. Good luck.