We had a big moral dilemma around here for the last day. Our beloved cat Hermes didn't come home yesterday morning. Late in the evening our neighbor called to say he was in their front yard and was injured. Quick trip to the emergency clinic and it was diagnosed as a broken hip. In cats this is easily remedied, but expensive. Normally, I am pretty pragmatic about this kind of thing, but we have grown very attached to our gatos. Would this money be better spent on charity?
I called our neighbor who found Hermes to give her an update and she said, "Hermes is a member of your family. Of course you will spend the money!" And that gave us the perspective we needed. So Hermes is in surgery and will come home tomorrow.