Monday, January 16, 2012

Ouch.

Giada, Dogwood, and Daughter Hawthorne are visiting for a couple of days. Giada came into my bedroom, as usual, at 6:43 AM, to get my sorry ass out of bed and take her for a run through the neighborhood. I obliged. It was quite painful though. Even with heavy gloves on, my Raynaud's kicked in immediately. Got back home in about 45 minutes and checked the mailbox since I forgot to on Saturday. I found a plain hand-written envelope. It was a bill. Not just any bill. A bill from my vet. From September 15, 2011. Four months after the fact. Date Description Amount
09/15/2011 Exam - Routine Exam 49.00 09/15/2011 Misc* 25.00 09/15/2011 Euthanasia - Large Dog 70.00
Invoice Total 144.00
*Misc - abdominal tap and tube
Gut punch. As in I can't breathe. Oh please, this was no routine exam. Tell me, what the hell was routine!??! The Miscellaneous part, for Dixie, and for me, was the most visceral. Sorry, I tend to over-punctuate when mad and hurt. I'm reading this and reliving everything. It made it real all over again. On the bright side, this week can only get better.

9 comments:

Karol Ann said...

Rosie I am so sorry. That was incredibly insincere on your vet's part. I can't believe they would even put something like that!!! Sending prayers/positive thoughts your way. I know how hard it is to lose a fur baby!

Anonymous said...

Aww crap. WTF waiting this long to bill you? And just when you were starting to have happy tears.
Sorry.

Lori K said...

I know that "sorry" doesn't begin to cut it...thinking of you ((hugs))

Woodduck said...

Awwwww! Sincerely

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Karol Ann, "Anony," Lori, and Woodduck, I thank you all.

Marilyn said...

(Hugs), Rosie. And Dixie's smiling down from Heaven at you. Bet she even has her shades on.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Thanks, Mar.

I kept looking back for her.
Old habits die hard.

Marilyn said...

She's there, Rosie, she's there.

Kathy said...

That vet is an asswipe.