Updates and maybe some laughs

Pepper is finally home. The story is that the asshole vet wouldn’t let us take her home on Saturday without payment in full because ten years ago one of his vets killed one of my sister in law’s horses and then my MIL and FIL refused to pay for the malpractice that the idiot committed. He was trying to tube feed a horse and he said the thing wasn’t working but my MIL was standing there telling him that the horse’s stomach was swelling and then the poor animal’s stomach exploded when he kept pumping it full of food. As amazing as this sounds, the vet still wanted to charge my in-laws 650 bucks after all of that. Less than 20 minutes of failed treatment and the vet who did this is still working there now. So when the vet saw our last name he refused to allow us to make payments of any sort even tho it was obviously an unplanned emergency and on top of that he charged us 15 dollars a night until we could afford to bring her home. I couldn’t trust myself to right about this calmly at the time so I just tried to keep in mind that she would be taken care of by proffesionals and it would be better for her to be in their care then in at our house.

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Well Jarell brought her home yesterday and she was tottering around as if she hadn’t moved in a week and knowing the bastard vet he probably had her in a cage much too small as further punishment to us. She’s lost a lot of weight- she was 40 when I took her in there and now she’s down to closer to 30 or 35 and skin and bones. Now I know this sounds like I’m over reacting, but this man didn’t know when we were coming in there to pick her up last Saturday and yet when we got there his staff had been instructed to send us to him if we had any questions about payment. When we went to see him he knew the exact amount that was owed to him by my in-laws and told us what it was as if it was somehow our fault. Apparently not too long ago he saw my MIL in a store and harrassed her about how she still owed him money. And I swear to god I would never darken their door again if it weren’t for the fact that Pepper has stitches that need to come out in a week. As it is, I plan to make sure word gets out about this vindictive man and his questionable business ethics. The fact that they refused to see a cat of my sister- in-law’s that had been hit by a car because of who her parents were requiring a trip to their regular vet 40 miles away. The trouble we had. And of course the information about that poor horse.

So now having written all that, I re-hee-heally need to laugh so here you go.

Things heard in our house that sound dirty but actually aren’t

  • “Charlie is a little fat titty.” -My 3 y/o nephew describing J11’s kitten
  • “Four play works but not for very long.” -J13 talking about getting all 4 controllers to work on the Wii

Things heard in our house that are dirty but just sound weird

  • “I would, but I don’t want to put my hands on anything that might be in my mouth later.” -Jarell commenting on my suggestion of strip ping pong. (because of playing with a ping pong ball that kept landing on the floor)

Things heard in our house that are just plain strange

  • “I need a good sock to blow my nose on. Cuz they keep in 99.9% of the snot.” -Jarell being manly

And now with that delightful image, I bid you all good night.

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4 thoughts on “Updates and maybe some laughs

  1. Thanks Karen! I am glad I can make a complaint somewhere. My dad knows how to take out stitches because he originally began studying to be a vet when he was in college, but I kinda want to give this guy a piece of my mind in person and his staff (other than the other vet) are really wonderful. He’s the only negative in that clinic. Go figure, right? I’m so sorry to have made your mood worse 😦 Hope the last bit made you laugh!

  2. Here’s the thing: If you report him AND YOU SHOULD, he will claim that it’s just vengeance against him for not wanting to pay him what he is owed. Yes. I have no doubt that your fur baby was kept in THE smallest cage available and probably not fed due to feed costing money. Isn’t there another vet in your area? And You CAN remove the stitches yourself, although if I were you, I’d have fear that this surgery was done with little or no expertise.

    • Fortunately for us the jerk was out of the office the day we took Pepper in to be sewn back up and that was done by a vet and vet techs new to the practice which meant they didn’t do the spinning head thing when they heard our last name. I’m not honestly sure they would have even helped us if he had been there because he had refused service in the past based on that name. So I believe I can rest easy on that part altho Pepper is still tippy toeing around on her back legs as tho she has forgotten quite how to walk.

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