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  •  Sorry for the MNCC confusion I introduced, (2+ / 0-)
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    unwittingly!

    My excuse is that we have a new kitten in our house, as of last Tuesday. Now that would be distracting enough--but she has been a sick kitten, too. I took her to the vet today rather than wait till tomorrow, and it's a good thing I did. Poor creature has a big fever for such a little bit, and now she's on two antibiotics. Whew! Feels like a close call.

    But enough about me. Back to PR's diary, which I'll do in another comment.

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    by peregrine kate on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 06:14:20 PM PST

    •  I want a kitten. (4+ / 0-)

      In theory. But in thinking about having another mammal dependent on me for its medical expenses...not so sure.

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      by PhoenixRising on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 06:24:34 PM PST

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      •  Yeah, I can certainly relate, a few hundred $ (2+ / 0-)
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        later. And I still need to get the other two in for their shots.

        But.

        I have long resisted the possibility of getting a third cat. Our two older (6 years) ones are just lovely, and I worried about getting another one and the possibility of disrupting their serenity. At least that's what I repeatedly told my daughter who frequently wanted to bring a kitten home after a stint volunteering at the local shelter.

        I realized, however, that getting this kitten was also for me an act of faith that I would be around for another 20 years. Of course, there are no guarantees. Still, for me to have that internal attitude of optimism is encouraging. That's not my default response.

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        by peregrine kate on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 06:31:16 PM PST

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      •  Well you actually can get pet insurance though (2+ / 0-)
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        I don't think it meets minimum ACA standards. Not only does it exclude pre existing conditions it excludes conditions that your pet MAY be genetically pre disposed to.

        So a Labrador would not be covered for Hip Dysplasia.

        But they do cover basic shots, yearly exams, spay and neuter and other things that may come up.

        ;-)

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        by ZenTrainer on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 08:27:01 PM PST

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