Last Tuesday I went to the park with my dog. There are no dog parks in my city, just parks, and Hot Soup and I usually go to a huge one. We play in the middle, far away from cars, and Hot Soup is a very obedient dog.
While we were goofing around a man with his dog in heat passed by. Hot Soup ran at them and I went to retrieve him. I held him with me until the man was not in sight anymore and slowly released him. He stared at me, sniffed around a bit and I thought "well, OK, he seems to have forgotten". And then he suddenly run away at top speed. He got to the street in no time and a car scraped him.
As a result his paw has one small broken bone that needs to be mended!
Ah! it was your fault for not leashing him!
To be honest, I thought we could go back to playing, but even if it wasn't the case and the dog was leashed, it would ALWAYS be my fault. What I should have done is leash him right away and go home, but he had been inside a lot lately and I wanted to make the best of the day. Trust me, I feel guilty enough as it is.
So what now? Don't you have some money saved for these cases? that's irresponsible!
I DO have the money to treat his injuries. As a matter of fact I have already paid for most of it and Hot Soup is already being treated. I want to save money soon in case something goes wrong and things go south. Not to mention that after this I'm out of savings.
Fine, fine...what are the costs?
I'll try to translate the costs of everything to USD the best I can:
First Vet visit: $25
Bandages: $100 --->$8 each (they need to be done every two days for the next 3 weeks or so, and redone if he bites them off)
Cone of shame: $6
It doesn't sound much, I know people in the US are used to higher numbers, but it is quite a thing for local money. It could have been worse if he needed a cast, which he doesn't for now.
Ok! I'll buy a commission...when will it be done?
For this time only I am extending my commission time till end of August. I have little time left on July and I still have to study for some exams! If I don't finish your commission by then, you get a free sketch!
And if I buy a ko-fi?
If you buy $6 on ko-fi or more, I will sketch whatever you attach to the ko-fi comment! A pokemon, an OC, whatever is fine! Just add a link or a name to the ko-fi. If you wanna donate without me drawing something because you feel like being the best person ever, just state "no drawing needed" on the message :)