3 bikes and a man not to mention the cat
As many of us do, I have a pet, specifically a cat. Now as many men of a certain age male cats are prone to a particular type of urinary problem. So it was of no surprise to me when Goliath (the cat) started acting acutely uncomfortable on this sat morn past walking a bit bowlegged, not wishing to be touched and howling up a storm.:eek: (Having worked in urology for 31 years I recognized the signs as they are not dissimiliar) A quick call to the vet and off we went. $400 and 24 hrs later I picked him up and brought him home.
I came home last night to find the cat under a chair looking quite miserable and a quick check revealed a repeat of the problem. Another call to the vet, another trip and the dollar signs setting off warning lights in my head. :( But what can you do? Seems a bit cruel to put him down because I didn't like the cost. Besides he's a OK cat if a bit needy. I thought that they were supposed to be aloof?
This am the vet called to request his meds as they are going to keep him a couple of days. So I change up pull out one of my bikes and ride over to do as requested. As I left the vets I got to thinking about cost. Here I was riding a bike that I have $2500 into with 2 more bikes at home and I'm whining about $800. Suddenly it didn't seem so bad. Truth be told I would and will probably have to spend a bit more. Heck, if I couldn't urinate (lets keep it clinical :D) I'd spend a lot more than that for a bit of relief! That and the 30 mile ride on a beautiful day certainly helped to put it all in perspective.! Still, $800 goes a long way towards a custom built frame...:rolleyes: