So Peterbilt was diagnosed with another torn ACL yesterday. Just what I wanted for Christmas: an expensive knee surgery! Thanks, you jolly, old, rat bastard! Santa always knows just what to get you.
This will be Peterbilt’s 4th surgery! His 2nd surgery on his right hind leg. Joy! He had surgery on his left hind leg 18 months ago for an ACL tear on that leg. This dog never ceases to find new ways to spend our rainy day funds. Horseshit.
In light of this bad news during this Christmas season, I have been inspired to write my own version of the Twelve Days of Christmas. For those of you with normal dogs and cats, this will enlighten you to the shitty process of expensive pet surgery:
12 Ways that Surgery will Totally Suck Ass:
12 – weeks of rehab
11 – days of pain meds
10 – months of savings *gone*
9 – bottles of wine 😉
8 – bulldog meltdowns (from boredom)
7 – short walks daily
6 – baby gates
5!!!!! CONES OF SHAME (He eats them)
4 – thousand dollars
3 – angry tweets
2 – mumbled curses
And a hyperactive dog (who doesn’t understand why you won’t play with him or let him run so he constantly bitches at you until you give in and throw him in your truck and drive around town to pacify him) in stitches!!!!!