Monday, September 22, 2008

NO SUCH THING AS FREE CATS


There's no such thing as a free cat! The acquisition of an animal is BY FAR the least expensive thing about ownership.


I have been a sucker for animals all my life. Now, my husband Jerry, is just as bad. Tigger, the young feral cat who waltzed into our home and hearts in March, is tonight at an animal surgical center an hour form here awaiting a femoral/head neck excision. Tomorrow they will remove the *neck and ball part of Tigger's right femor bone. It is costing around two grand. It is only for one hip and both seem to be going bad. Are we nuts? We do not have that kind of money to throw around, yet Tigger is our fur baby and now we have to try to save him. He is such a special, neat cat and so young. I couldn't bare to think of him living his whole life in pain.


These pictures were taken today, just before we left for the hospital.