Being dog moms and dads, we hold the responsibility to make sure our furbabies are cared for at all times. After all, that’s what they are: babies. They are like children to so many of us. It’s often hard to fathom how anyone could think otherwise. When our dogs get sick or injured, naturally we all want to do whatever we can to help them. We also understand that our time with them is never enough and there will come a day when we wish for their cold-nosed kisses and muddy pawprints on our freshly mopped floors.
What Would You Do?
Put yourself in this scenario: Your young, healthy pup was diagnosed with an early stage of skin cancer. The good news is that it’s entirely treatable and your dog will have a good quality of life afterward. More trips to the dog park, more years of snuggles on the couch, plenty more games of fetch. The bad news? Treatment costs $10,000. So… would you follow through with treatment?
$10,000 is a lot of money, especially right now when the world is in turmoil and job loss is at a remarkably high rate. One Reddit user is in this exact predicament. He took to a subreddit r/AmItheAsshole recently and presented this exact scenario, with one catch. The poster is all in on spending his rainy day fund to treat his dog’s cancer but his girlfriend is staunchly against it.
A Bitter Girlfriend And A Devoted Dog Dad
Summer is only 4-years-old and she means the world to her dad. But, the girlfriend of Summer’s dad is angry that he wants to spend that much money. You see, the girlfriend is currently out of work and the couple lives together. She feels that the money should be saved for when they get married and have children.
She has a point, but can you really put a price on love? Would she hesitate to spend $10,000 on a human to have life-saving surgery? There was a bit more to her negative feelings. Here’s what Summer’s dad said:
“When I told her about the money and that I was going to pay for the surgery, she was upset because 1. She didn’t know about the account and 2. I’d be spending so much money when she’s out of a job and struggling. She moved in with me a few months ago and doesn’t have to pay rent.”
Summer’s dad followed-up with his original post and suggested that his girlfriend would be giving him an ultimatum. He said he will, without a doubt, choose Summer’s health over his girlfriend if he has to.
Well done, daddy-o!
What are your thoughts? Would you do the same?