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Doomed Cost-Benefit Analysis

September 1st, 2010 at 12:48 pm

I am less sentimental person than the average joe, for example, tossing the anniversary cards and even cleaning my hard drive of last Christmas's digital photos. I don't keep any more of my kid's childhood mementos that don't fit in the under-the-bed storage boxes (they are full, so guess what that means).

And I was rather practical when my really long time companion cat Sage just had to be put to sleep. (He was 17 and I resisted the vet's offers of doing blood work when he started losing weight because I knew it was the beginning of just a months long decline due to OLD AGE). I met this pet before I met my husband and then AFTER I met my husband, he followed me like a pup every night in the middle of the night to feed my baby boy. Every night for over a year.

So you can tell I am not a marshmallow, but also not a drill sergeant, right?

Sooooo, &)(#&)+*!!

I am about to take a pet mouse, A PET MOUSE, to the vet. Argh. It is my 12 y.o.'s pet and a good choice of his in spending some Christmas money last year.

The kid has been responsible in the mouse's care and the mouse has added to my kid's well being in lowering stress, slowing down to take time to handle gently etc.

Ms. Sasha has had many days of waking up with a puffy right eye, which usually cleared up more or less each day. We do not know why or how it happens. Perhaps scratching the area on part of the cage or on the rough straw ball bed?

See?


So this past week it worsened and is not clearing up. Ugh. In the spirit of teaching my kid to do the right thing in calling on a doctor (after a reasonable time of self-evaluation and medication if possible), I made an appt.

Don't even ask what the estimate is. I could open a mouse store.

3 Responses to “Doomed Cost-Benefit Analysis ”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    Oh boy. Well, a cutie but for the eye.

    I was just thinking about it the other day because I don't track how much my pet cost (don't sort out cat food, litter, etc.). The truth is I don't care and don't want to spend the time. But then I thought, "I don't want to treat my pet like a business transaction." I don't want to think, "That will save me $50/month!" when her time is up. Some *things* just are worth so much more than the money they cost us.

    Anyway, I also had to reply and tell you that we got a Susie's Deals a few miles from my work. I checked it out today. Don't think I ever would have heard of them, but for you! Thanks for the tip.

  2. campfrugal Says:

    Oh, I would take him in. He is too cute.

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    could be some sort of eye infection, which would clear up with antibiotics. Now how you give a mouse antibiotics, i don't know!

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