My friend, Alisa, suggested that maybe I could write a book about this dog. It would be called The Money Pit Dog because, oh my. She’s limping and the veterinarian mentioned scary words to me today like “surgery” and “money” and “let me check the cost of that.”
(Did I tell you about that incident when Lola the Dog was a year old and ate a bottle of ibuprofen? That stuff will kill a dog unless you hand over a bucket of gold to the Animal Hospital.)
So now Lola the Dog is limping and has been for quite a few weeks now. Sometimes she seems better and then, inexplicably worse. There is no rhyme or reason, only worry.
So we’re going to start her on anti-inflammatory medicine and then, if she’s not better, she’ll have x-rays and I refuse to think about what might happen after that except that if you see a middle-aged woman with a beautiful dog on the street corner holding a sign that says, “HELP! MY DOG NEEDS SURGERY!” you’ll know it’s me.
That reminds me. My kids and I once had a contest while we drove around in our mini-van. We tried to come up with the best slogan to put on a cardboard sign for begging purposes. (There are a lot of people on street corners around here who beg. Is it just here? Because our weather is so nice? Or are these people everywhere now?)
Some suggested slogans for signs:
“Sick baby. Homeless. Help.”
“Need medicine for Grandma. Help.”
“Need money to surf. Help.” (Okay, just kidding on that one.)
What’s your best slogan for a sign? Best to be prepared just in case you need to beg someday.