I've been away forever with illness, and I've neglected my poor blog ;___;
Needless to say, I'm also behind with school and I still feel quite tired, but it's the blog that made me feel guilty, haha!
Unfortunately, I also had to deal with the issue of putting down a pet of mine (my beloved rat, Alpha) and had to deal with the shit that comes with living in a small city. Of course, the vet overcharged by a hilarious amount ($70 to put down a RAT) because they could, and there was nothing I could do about it but pay since I didn't have the heart to kill the rat myself.
I sometimes wonder if it would be better if this sort of thing were regulated (especially in regards to animal welfare/health). It's unfair that in a larger, more...running city you can get far better prices and services than in small shit holes where I currently find myself.
A while back we had to put down my dog (a large rottweiler), and doing so only cost $50, last minute, after closing time, and they got rid of the body for us (for some reason I don't hold much sentimentality for that sort of thing, I just rather they deal with it. And here it cost far more without them even getting rid of her body for us...it pisses me off.
Like I said, if there is no competition to regulate how things "should" be running, in cases of health/welfare shouldn't there be something to do that, out of fairness to both the consumer and, in certain cases, animals that may need to be treated?
Anyway, in memory of my Alpha: