Would you take a guinea pig to the vet?
The animal is two years old. My daughter and son treat it as if it were a human, calling it their son or nephew. The guinea pig is urinating blood. If it’s kidney stones, it will need an operation. We’re not paying for an operation.
It costs $50 to go to the vet. Should we even pay that much, especially given that we might not be willing to pay for treatment (the only treatment we’d consider is drugs)? We’re paying, essentially, to make our children feel like they did the right thing; like their love means something. But it is a pet. It cost $15. They’ve seen guinea pigs die at school. There are valuable lessons to be learned about love when a pet dies, as well.
What would you do?
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