I love my feline family dearly - that goes without saying. They mean the world to me. Here are Lucy and Sopi. Lucy on the left and Sopi on the right.
I have always had a particular love for black and white cats, and I had two some time ago, beloved Sooty who reached the ripe old age of 20, and precious Pixie who managed just over 18. When Sopi turned up I named him by taking the first two letters of Sooty and Pixie and came up with 'Sopi' - it's got nothing to do with washing powder or soapsuds as people sometimes think, although he does sometimes get called 'suds' !
I do struggle though with the vets bills. Yesterday I took Sopi - the black and white one pictured above, for his monthly injection plus a months pills for him and his sister - Lady Leah the First - I will write about these two soon, anyway the bill was £102.00. - ouch !
I've had, much much higher bills than that in the past, I always manage to find the money from somewhere and will continue to do so. My vet and his staff are nothing short of saints in my eyes and deserve every penny. At least three of my six wouldn't be here if it wasn't for their care and attention.
I do wish though, that I had taken out pet insurance all those years ago when my lot were kittens. The bills always come at a difficult time too, like today when the energy bill plopped through the letter box - we won't mention that yet !
I have sometimes known animals having to be put down because their owners say they cannot afford their treatment, I find this heartbreaking. I am living on a pension now but would sell everything that wasn't nailed down to make sure my cats get the very best treatment. - (I'm hoping for a good week on Ebay now!)
So how do you manage with your pets bills ? are they insured ? do you think it is a good investment ?
I would be interested to know
take care peeps ............