Continuing Accident Month at Embrace, here's a recipe for spending $1,000 without actually buying anything (except a few souvenir rocks at the end):
- put one flat-coated retriever in the vicinity of several small rocks;
- turn your back to go pack your bags for your weekend away;
- voila! One thousand buckeroos fly out the window.
It's magic! No weekend trip for you now.
Dramatics aside, here's what happened. McKenzie, the gorgeous flat-coated retriever shown, decided one day to swallow a rock or two, and after this unfortunate event had been noticed, fingers and paws were crossed that she'd pass the rocks. She did.
The next weekend, it seemed such a good idea, she did it again. And once again fingers and paws were crossed that she'd pass the rocks. She did, luckily.
In the meantime, there was that pesky $1,000 vet bill that needed to be taken care of. And that's without any surgery. Yes siree - one thousand dollars for a few x-rays to see the rocks were passing appropriately. Ouch (both ways).
Just in case you don't believe there were rocks involved, here are the x-rays just to prove it.