Monday, September 27

going to the dogs

All of our money, that is.

The vet called today with the first of Ripley's test results. Her thyroid numbers are way low, so she needs to start on thyroid medication. I'll be picking that up after work. One good thing about thyroid medication is that it is cheap. In reading about hypothyroidism, a number of nagging health issues she's had through the years could be contributed to the thyroid. So, this might greatly improve her quality of life (and possibly cut down on the number of trips we make to the vet). If so, then it's well worth the money.

Something that I think may no longer be worth the money is the place where we board the dogs. Don't get me wrong, it is the coolest place you could possibly leave your pet. It's just that the cost of boarding has almost tripled since we've been going there (and it's not like we've been going there for 20 years or anything). Plus, it's not all that convenient to get to. So, between that and the money, I'm thinking about finding a place closer to home. Brian will be thrilled to hear this because he hates driving out there. The girls will still be going there for our October trip, though. But, since we're just going to Pittsburgh, it's practically on the way.