A Cautionary Tale...
|Author: Sam Stevenson||Published: 13th August 2008 15:04|
Well, just for once, my blog isn't about me, me, me, as my love him/hate him buddy Woody has gotten himself into a bit of a pickle!
The stupid cat slipped and got himself well and truly wedged in our holly tree (no, I didn't chase him up there - this time!) during a rainstorm this week, and was found a few hours later, hanging there, by our neighbour's decorator.
Well, Hu-Mum and said decorator proceeded to brave the prickles to extricate the daft moggy, only to find that his circulation had completely shut down in his hind quarters!
So, ‘nee-naw nee-naw' off to our personal physician it was for the Woodmeister, where a diagnosis of a possible spinal fracture and disc compression left Hu-Mum-and-Dad in a bit of a quandary.
Unable to make the decision to send my pal off to the hunting ground in the sky without more information, Hu-Mum, who used to be a Veterinary Nurse herself, decided to get a second opinion at the Royal Veterinary College, where the very nice neurologist did an MRI scan on Woody Puddy (don't tell him I've gone all soft on him...) and declared him to be free of a spinal fracture - yippee!
He's not out of the Woody woods yet, mind, as they still don't know how much damage has been done, but for now, he's clinging on to what's left of his nine lives (pity he didn't cling on to that tree a bit harder !!!)
And the moral of this story? Well, Woody is turning into a very expensive kitty indeed, as, unlike me, he's not insured, and so far the fees are enough to keep me in dog food for about 200 years! And Hu-Mum should know better, as not only did she used to be a VN, but she also worked in pet insurance...
As the credit crunch gets crunchier, who wants to be worrying about how to pay the enough-to-buy-a-small-country vets bills? So do yourself a favour, and think about insuring your furry family against such ‘won't happen to me' mishaps...