Mulder's Mutt bitten by a Rattlesnake!

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So here I am at work not having a particularly bad or good day and I get a call from my daughter telling me the dog was bitten by a rattlesnake in the back yard. Now we live up against a canyon, which is our back yard, so rattlesnakes in the yards there are not unusual.

So then I call my wife and of course, she knew not to call me because the vet had her Ok a FRICKEN $900 CHARGE FOR RATTLESNAKE ANIT-VENOM!!! :mad: If I get my hands on that rattlesnake (actually a shovel), I'm going to chop it into a thousand pieces for costing me FRICKEN $900!!! (assuming I get over the one irrational fear I have--of snakes--sort of like the irrational fear you see on display in civilized debate every day--you know what I'm talking about--the next world depression is around the corner or a million muslims are going to rise up and destroy western civilization in retribution against American imperialism or the Bush Administration is monitoring all of our e-mails and we are all going to be arrested if we criticize the administration type of stuff!)

You know what I could do with $900 bucks? Hell that's a new computer or 3 trips back to see moonmist (she usually pays for the hotel!). And then my wife had the gall to say that it was better the dog got bit instead of one of kids!!! That really ticked me off. That's what I pay for medical insurance for!!! If one of the kids got bit, it would have been covered under insurance (and its not that bad--most snake bites the snake doesn't actually inject any venom or very little--they save it for getting food--the kid might be sick for a day or something--big deal!) Sure, I would have had a co-pay, but nothing close to FRICKEN $900!!!

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And then my wife had the gall to say that it was better the dog got bit instead of one of kids!!! That really ticked me off. That's what I pay for medical insurance for!!!
ROFL, and if you were in Canada you wouldn't even have to pay for the insurance!
 
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A shot to put it down would have been cheaper. Can't blame the rattlesnake for doing what a rattlesnake does.
 
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Mulder, I hope the little mutt will be o.k.:)
I'm sure that You will cherish him/her even more now that he's worth an extra $900.00 bucks:D
 
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Mulder said:
You know what I could do with $900 bucks? Hell that's a new computer or 3 trips back to see moonmist (she usually pays for the hotel!).
So basically.........you would have rather the dog died???? :( ....Money well spent I say :)

Why do I never remember your visits?? :confused: Nice to see you leave such an impression on me :p ;)
 
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Actually when I read it........i read it as "Mulders Butt bitten by a rattlesnake" ........figured he was finally being consumed by his own kind!!! ;) ............ :p
 
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You mean you don't have pet insurance to cover it? I thought I was the only one mean enough to have a dog and not insure his little hairy hide! :( But then we don't have to deal with rattlesnakes over here, we get legal aid. :p

I was really starting to sympathise, then I got into that second paragraph! So I sent the snake a cheque and paid him for a contract to get the real hound next time. :D




(Seriously, I hope the dog is ok)
 
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Hahahaha!!! My firm has better vet insurance then dental insurance!!!

THats what you get for working in Manhattan with a bunch of uptight Millionaires!! :D
 

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moonmist said:
So basically.........you would have rather the dog died???? :( ....Money well spent I say :)
No, but I wanted him to take his chances--the Vet bill would only have been a hundred bucks or so without the anti-venom--that's what was so expensive! It he is stupid enough to stick his nose near a rattler and he doesn't survive, that's natural selection at work. Unfortunately, in our civilized society, it doesn't work near as well as it did a few hundred years ago or most of the Civilized Debate people would have been weeded out already!!!
 
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Mulder said:
... that's natural selection at work. Unfortunately, in our civilized society, it doesn't work near as well as it did a few hundred years ago or most of the Civilized Debate people would have been weeded out already!!!
Brings you to the saying "I'm not saying we should kill all the stupid people, just take the warning labels off everything and let the problem sort itself out"
 
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$900.00 vet bill!!!! :D :D
Boy am I glad I will not be your next client! :eek: ;)

"Yes sir I can help you out with being compensated for stubbing your toe on a shopping cart at the local grocery store but it will cost you a $900.00 retainer fee payable now, :rolleyes: plus 40% of any damages we receive". ;)

Dave
 

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My dogs are priceless to me, I would do anything to save them regardless of cost. Alot of people put a low value on a pet. I don't. They are wonderfull and are a great source of joy & unconditional friendship and more. Even better than some people I have met. I have seen abuse of animals at such of a sick level that I cannot speak of it in here. If my dog was bit by a rattler, Even if it is natural selection, I would save him, and that is where he and I are lucky to have the technologie to save either one of my dogs. I can get rid of $900 dollars fairly quickly, my dogs will be with me for many years, so I cannot compare.
I have a really close bond with my animals and Mulder, I hope your dog fully recovers.

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oh my! I can see why you are mad! 900 dollars! Man, my husband would kill me if I spent that kind of money without talking to him about it first and I would kill him if he ever did the same thing too.

Poor Mrs. Mully is sleeping in the doghouse tonight! :( But dont worry, you'll get over it. :)
 

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