Weekend shopping, ferrets and cars

Posted: March 21, 2005 in Automotive, General

I received a phone call Friday afternoon from Cara. One of the few concerns I have about Cara and I is the situation where there is a sick animal under her care that is “savable” but the owners don’t want to pay to save the animal. Usually the owners are willing to give up the animal (and the responsibility,) in these cases as long as someone is willing to take the animal. That’s where the rub is (or at least could be), how do you let an animal die because of money? Especially if the animal is otherwise healthy. Cara and I have covered this ground pretty well, and we both agree that there is a line that needs to be drawn.

So anyway, she called me on Friday afternoon. There was a young ferret that the owners were going to euthanize because they didn’t want to pay for a fairly simple surgery. I don’t know if she was expecting me to say “no” or not, but I didn’t. I figured that if she’s going to take in a stray that this was as good of a cause as any. Of course I didn’t say “yes” either, I left it up to her. It’s probably not the best time to get another pet, but I don’t think it’s unreasonable either (and I really didn’t have a valid reason for saying “no”).

The ferret was going to stay in the hospital all weekend anyway, so Cara came to CT and we spent another weekend shopping, well actually, browsing. I think the only things we actually bought were a couple gifts and some marshmallow Peeps. We did a combination of car shopping, pet store shopping and registry shopping, and by the end of the weekend we were both pretty exhausted.

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