I don’t think I’ve ever gone into much detail before about Sally – though I’m sure for some of you this is nothing new, I was told on acquiring Sal that pet insurance really was a good idea, yet it was only in time that I came to realise how much I would need it.
She was 5 years old when she came to live with me, a poor thing scared of her own shadow, and she’s a very different dog now. Sadly sometimes though you can still see the fears emerge for where it is hidden deep inside.
For the first year it was easy the only big expense having been having her spayed. But then things started to go downhill, she was limping badly, we could hardly make it to the end of the road without her starting to violently shake one leg. On taking her to the vets we found her both her knee joint had worn, one to point there was nothing holding it place it just slipped about freely, the only thing that could be done was a very expensive operation to re-groove her worst knee to start with. I think I went white with shock when I heard the ‘all going well’ price, how could I afford to get Sal back into tip top condition! That was until I remembered I was covered! So Sal could get a new knee!
And of course she did – sometimes I wonder if it was such a great idea, at 11 years old she can jump high enough to give me a good old head butt when I go to near her lead and over excitement kicks in. But to be honest with you it’s amazing to know she’s safe and protected whatever comes up be it her other knee needs doing in the future or any other medical condition. I know I can afford to give her the best treatment which to me is priceless.