Monday, 9 September 2013

Insure your dog

Less than 5 days to go now. Ruby is going to the vet tomorrow for a check up, worming and microchipping. Once the chip has been done and I have the number, I can sort out insurance so she's covered from day 1. Like most things I've found since we decided to bring a dog into the family, there is a baffling amount of choice. But in some ways it is more like familiar territory given that lots of things need insurance these days. 

The need for insurance was illustrated very well only last night when our next door neighbour knocked on our door asking if Sarah would go with her to the vet. Her cat was limping and she thought that the cat had broken a toe. Unfortunately she had no insurance. The 10 minutes in the vet cost £165 and the return today was another £140. And for that the vet didn't really ACTUALLY do much. It is a good job the cat didn't need a major operation. 

I picked up a couple of blankets from Primani today. £3 each, nice and soft with a paw print design. We can use in the crate and maybe in the car if necessary. For £3 a go, it might be worth getting a couple more so we've got backups if Ruby pees on them.

Not much else to say today. We're really just treading water, waiting for Saturday to come. 

Here is a picture of mum (Meesha) with the whole litter. I think they were about 4-5 weeks old when this was taken.