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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,043
    A colleague of mine has just paid £2,500 for a puppy  ( French bulldog I think ) and he's paying £75 a month for insurance which he's been told will increase next year.
    Total madness IMHO.

    Devon.
  • An elderly lady in the village now more or less owns a little pug.  Her grandson apparently wanted "a puppy" and paid over a £1000 - after just a few weeks, it required a vital operation. He now hasn't the time for it but at least Grandma has given it a good home.
    An ex neighbour who already had one dog, purchased another from an "iffy" breeder which had all the signs of mange - handed their money over and then complained bitterly about the vet bills  which ensued when they realised that the dog required treatment.
       
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,043
    Funnily enough , the insurance for the dog DOESN'T include breathing troubles, funny that eh?
    Devon.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 5,348
    Local Gumtree seems to be full of those bulldog puppies for sale at the moment. Xmas I assume. I don't really understand the appeal, there's a few locally and they're all horrible dogs.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,043
    and inbred with inherent breathing problems
    Devon.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,043
    sorry @punkdoc, we seem to have veered off at a tangent. 
    I'm off for my endoscopy on Friday morning , hubby having a dye injection / xray later that morning. 
    Devon.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,564
    My Mums eye operation appointment has come through. It has taken five appointments and 15 months to get to this stage. It is for New Years Eve at 7.30 am.  Well she should be able to see next year, and hopefully won't trip over another kerb that she can't see.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,043
    I called the Doc 2 weeks ago today at 1pm, saw the doc at 3pm, next day had bloods taken, 2 days later had ultrasound, 6 days later , referred to surgical team, saw them yesterday and will be back in on Friday. 
    Can't fault my treatment
    Devon.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 5,683
    That's really good @Hostafan1. Hopefully you'll soon be 'as good as new'!
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,043
    edited December 2019
    Lizzie27 said:
    That's really good @Hostafan1. Hopefully you'll soon be 'as good as new'!
    Thanks so much ,not sure I've ever been that good, lol. 
    I think I may have mentioned before .... I LOVE THE NHS
    Devon.
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