I was sitting in my office trying to get over this current bout of writer's block I'm suffering.
Lucy was in her chair.
She jumped up and down and her back legs splayed out and she yelped a hurt kinda yelp. Then...she started walking around in circles fast with her back legs giving out every few seconds.
Lucy is getting old and it shows. Her hearing is not as it used to be, she can't do the hardwood floors like talking about. It takes her a bit longer to get up the stairs.
But I can only think of one other time in her life with us that she's yelped in pain.
I called the doctor and told them I was on my way and then I called Robby and told him what was going on.
Once we got there they shuffled us right on into an examination room. They flipped Lucy on her side and started messing with her legs and she wouldn't let them. I got on the floor with her and held her face in my hands while I was nose to nose with her and talking to her.
She got it. I was there and there was no way I was going to let anyone hurt her. They were just making sure she was okay. The doctor and the assistant joked that I was the person who didn't touch hands and yet...I was on the floor with my dog making sure she wasn't scared.
I love my doggies man.
So they did the exam and figured out what was wrong with her. The doc then did a full inspection of her since she was there. Doc found that Lucy has a bad tooth that doc thinks needs to come out.
Me: How much is this going to cost?
Doc: They'll do an estimate for you.
So they come back with an estimate for an extraction of her tooth. $1,172.70.
Me: I'm sorry what?
She handed me the paper with the estimate which shows the amount:
Me: $1,172.70??????????? To pull a dog's tooth? Hell...she doesn't eat candy! I mean sure...she likes peppermints so during Christmas she might get a piece of a candy cane but SERIOUSLY??????
Assistant: Well...there's a lot that goes into an extraction for a dog. They have to be put to sleep.
Me: Does Ambesol work on dogs?
Me: Is she in pain?
Assistant: The doctor says her gums are pretty red which is indicative of an absess.
Me: So yeah...about that Ambesol...
And I think they think I'm joking. How in the HELL Lucy's azz gets a bad tooth? I'm shopping this around. Of course I want to get it done cuz the thought of her in pain with a toothache just KILLS ME but the kid ain't paying $1,172.70 to get it done.
And I mean that ish.
Oh...wait...they're giving me a discount since they appreciate our business and we have two doggies.
A discount of $40.50.
THAT IS ALL.