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Big Sister #2 came to the rescue!! and need some advice

July 13th, 2010 at 09:57 am

Big Sister #1 is sending me $200 to go toward cheer. Instaed of putting it in my account yesterday, she set it up through her bill pay, which means I will get an actual check toward the end of the week. This caused me to have a negative amount in my checking account. Big Sister #2 put $100 into our joint checking account yesterday to go toward cheer. This cured my negative and gave me enough for gas for the week. I am very fortunate that my sisters help with my children's activities. I don't think, no I know, I couldn't do it without their help!

I was able to get gas for $2.46/gallon in Calhoun. That is .15 cheaper than it is here in Blue Ridge. I saved $2 on gas!!

I am not doing so well on my eating. I just am not strong enough. I decided today that I would just get a soda to drink while I ate my bagel. That didn't go over so well. When I got there, I of course asked if they had any cini-minis left since it was after breakfast time. Of Course they did! Lesson learned: Can not even just plan to get a soda. Need to bring a 12 pack to keep at work or go to McDonalds, where any size drink is $1.00. I have to avoid Burger King at all costs.

The follow up flea treatment is being done today. There has been a great improvement in the fleas. My littlest dog has a skin condition though. I can't afford to take care of her like she should be taken care of, like going to the vet on a regular basis. She has scratched all the hair off her back and tail. My son says that we should give her up because we can't take care of her and that she is miserable. I agree, if we could find a home for her, but right now giving her up means that she will probably be put to sleep. I am torn and not sure what to do. What would you do? I really need some advice here. We have had her for almost 11 years. My emotions tell me that it would be cruel to seperate her from all she has ever known. But I do believe that she is probably miserable. She looks horrible. I just don't know what to do.

5 Responses to “Big Sister #2 came to the rescue!! and need some advice”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    There may be organizations in your area that can provide some financial assistance to take care of your pets needs. I read that our food pantry provides food to those in the community that can't feed their pets. You could call a food pantry, animal shelter and a vet and inquire about assistance and advice. If you take the dog to an animal shelter, make sure it is a no kill shelter so that there is a chance to be adopted. The dog will be okay if you have to let it go.

  2. Looking Forward Says:

    I agree with above.
    And really, if you find a home with someone who can care for your little girl she will be better off.

  3. Miz Pat Says:

    I suggest calling some of the shelters and explaining your financial situation and asking them if they have a vet who works with them who could help you for a lesser amount of money.

    Also, dogs can have baby benedryl - can you try that to stop the itching too? I used it to knock out the chihuahua and the labby when they both had spastic panic attacks on the 4th because the kids on teh street were using really loud fireworks.

    A lesser dosage might help it to heal up more and reduce the itching.

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    This may be a dumb question, but have you tried Advantage?

    It's relatively cheap and completely erradicates fleas (you apply to pet once every few months???)

    We had a flea infestation so I bought some online (many years ago - someone brought their dog into our house uninvited - UGH - our cat is indoors). I think since my cat is indoors we only needed one application and the fleas were gone. My mom has outside cats and swears by it - they make it for dogs too.

    With outdoor cats, when I was a kid, we always had tons of fleas, but now it's just not a problem.

    All that said, this is just one problem. Financially, I agree it may be best just to give up the dog. I adopted an older cat from a shelter and it was a wonderful gift. Good Luck!

  5. north georgia gal Says:

    Monkey...we use Frontline and it has pretty much cured the flea problem, along with the exterminator coming. That is why I think it must be a nervous condition or an allergy to something.

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