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Good news for change
« on: March 20, 2015, 05:50:46 PM »
Seems I'm always at my lowest & complaining ad nauseum in every post (such has been my history on ywbb.
I wanted my 1st posts on this new board to be something positive for a change but didn't think I'd be able to come up with anything so planned to just read & remain silent as much as possible, lol
But then something good happened.

My cat Snake had had a persistant eye problem for the longest time & I didn't think I could afford to take her to a vet so I just waited hoping it'd resolve on it's own.. but it didn't. So a couple weeks ago out of desperation I started searching for low-cost vet clinics in my area & I found a coupon for a free exam/consultation at a local vet, made & appt there & took her in.
The dr. said she had an eye infection & a flea problem. I mentioned that my cats suffer sometimes (with fleas, etc) due to my low income (Advantage is pretty expensive stuff & I can't always afford it) but that I love them & they never go without meals. I'd feed them 1st before myself if it ever came to that & I DID finally treat them with some Advantage for fleas the last month.

To my surprise, the dr. signed me up for a charitable trust for my cat Snake & that day she was prescribed medication for her eye then given a full array of tests, all her vaccinations & 3 more free vet visits (over $600 in veterinary care) at absolutely no cost to me! I was so grateful that I cried & hugged the vet & her assistant then joined their website & wrote a glowing review of the vet & their hospital.

Well today I got something in the mailbox from them. I just assumed they were going to try & bill me for some of the services Snake got (seemed too good to be true that all of it was really free, I mean what's the catch? There must be one, because let's be honest.. I'm never that lucky) & instead I read this:

Welcome to the Banfield Charitable Trust family. We are excited to learn that you and Snake have been selected to receive a free BCT Wellness Plan through your neighborhood Banfield Pet Hospital. The special plan will cover vaccines and preventive care for one year at no cost to you.
I can't believe my good fortune! I just cried more tears of gratitude reading that letter.
I'm so happy that Snake is going to get continued free care for a whole year & the pet hospital is only 2 blocks from my house too. Isn't that amazing? I still can't believe it!

Anyway, that's my good news. I'm sure more bad news will be along soon but in the meantime I'm just going to think about this & count my blessings..

Hopefully someone will chime in with some good news of their own... I'd love to read all about it as I care for you all very much. You have helped me through some of the most difficult days of of my life time & time again.. & that's another thing
I am grateful for..

(((hugs to all)))
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Re: Good news for change
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2015, 05:59:21 PM »
❤️  Welcome to the new board!  Wonderful news about your kitty. Our pets are precious and how kind of them to help you!


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Re: Good news for change
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2015, 06:36:06 PM »
That is AWESOME!!!  I am so happy that you had a "Happy Moment" to bring to us!  It was such a joy to read and I could just "feel" your happiness.  It's amazing how a little bit of goodness can make someone feel really good.

Glad you are here!
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Re: Good news for change
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2015, 07:49:39 PM »
That's awesome news! It's always so nice to hear of good deeds.
Yay for you and Snake :)


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Re: Good news for change
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2015, 01:24:17 PM »
That is absolutely awesome!  I am so glad that you were able to find a way to take care of your cat, and that it wasn't one of those "too good to be true" situations. 
"The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude." - Thornton Wilder

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