@kraz2014 I completely understand what you are saying. I will add...that through this ordeal, (and don't get me wrong as I thought my Vet/surgeon did a good procedure) that the whole surgery center is a one size fits all, herd em in, herd em out. Cookie Cutter procedure...similar to common orthopedic Human surgeries I suppose.
I haven't read the entire thread so fair warning if this is redundant. Just the beginning and the end. I take my dogs to Texas A&M University Small Vet Hospital - you know the school in College Station. I did not like the Houston Surgical options (dachshund back surgery) or how they talked to me (like I was a complete moron). A&M is a teaching hospital so they have a vested interest in telling you what is wrong not just trying to weasel more money out of you.
Just my personal opinion.
I am glad to see your dog is doing well. I know the recovery is longer and harder than anyone wants. No one wants their pet in pain.
@cc1974I was pointing out that it is a far cry from the supposed $700,000 expenditure to the actual $1,000. Try to address the issue. $700,000 was a wee bit of an exaggeration intended to create hysteria., not address an issue rationally.
@mulmye: Taxpayer money that is spent is my money. Like I said, it all adds up.
@CC1974: I will personally reimburse you for your share of the $1,00 rounded up to the nearest penny. Just let me know where you want your penny delivered. You are making out like a bandit. Easily 1,000% appreciation. In exchange you can not partake of shrimp produced using any of the knowledge derived from your 1 1/100 of a penny. Science involves expenses.
@mulmye: Than you. I appreciate the reimbursement. My request is that instead of giving it to me personally, please include it with your income tax. I am sure the government will gladly take a little extra when you file your taxes. As you have clearly identified your point of view which I have discerned from your rambling, that the government knows how to spend our money better than we do.
@CC1974: In some cases yes, in some no. I can't think of how I can build roads suitable for my needs and have therefore left that in their hands. Pretty much the same for medical research and emergency services.
What you call ramblings I catalog as pointed remarks. It depends on your perspective.
Council Member Martin has decided to postpone this evening's Flooding and Storm Surge Symposium. Due to high water and the potential rain continuing throughout the afternoon and overnight, it is important to Council Member Martin that all residents stay safe and off the roadways, if possible.
At this time, an alternate date has not been scheduled. Once we confirm with our panelists, we will issue a statement and re-open registration at that time.
Mechanics..diesel especially..bank. Trades are extremely undervalued. These are high demand positions because the old timers are retiring but at the same time, we have convinced kids they need that liberal arts degree.
@BooBear: I absolutely agree. My DH is a mechanic and the look on peoples faces when I tell them says a lot. These are amazing jobs that kids wont even consider because we have brainwashed them into thinking everyone needs and must get a college degree. College isn't for everyone and it is still possible to do well without it as long as you are willing to get your hands dirty and put in the time.
@gigem09: I have a funny "secret." One of my daughter's applied for a promotion as head of housekeeping. I have my fingers crossed.