June 12, 2007 @ 09:35
As I often do I was listening to the Jim Richard's Show on CFRB last night and he raised a very interesting question at one point.
If your dog was abducted, how much would you pay to have it returned?
It's a great question and similar to a conversation I was having over the weekend with a few people about veterinarian bills. At what point does the bill reach a total that you decide to end your dog's life?
My beloved dog Billie is will be twelve years old in December, so if she needed major surgery to extend her life by a year or two, how much would I spend before it no longer made sense.
I guess it all depends on how much disposable income you have but that aside, there is a point where it's not only wasteful to spend the money, it might not be fair to the dog.
And the abduction question is wild. At least if your dog is ill or crippled, you make the decision to have it put down or not spend the money on surgery or medicine.
If your dog was abducted and held for ransom, regardless of its age, not knowing where it was, or how it might meet its end would drive you nuts.
I can honestly see emotion allowing you to cough up ridiculous amounts of money.