Crochet/Cruchet, what's the difference? About $2000 as it turns out.
Today we found out, after $400 worth of xrays, anaesthetic (and we'll just do your immunisation while your here), 4 trips to the vet's in two days and another $132 for Rosie's immunisation (Dad forgot to have her done last September!), that Peggy has a partially torn Cruchet Ligament. We have surgery next week after Dr Bill returns from a conference.
Don't get me wrong, we love Dr Bill. Dr Bill saved Peggy's life last March when Dad fed her a lamb loin bone that got stuck in her throat, sideways, just above the heart. In the 10 months since this major abdominal surgery though, Peggy has given birth and been spayed. It's not fair and not cheap. We don't love Dr Bill enough to single handedly finance his house extensions.
All plans for next week's jaunt to Sydney for Body Corporate AGM, Pissaro Exhibition and the Stitches and Craft Show are off. All plans for Stash Enhancement are off. All plans for eating are off. Plans to sell everything in this house not currently in use are ON.