With Thunder missing, there is an unspoken question in Delora's household. The question is: How much dinero will Delora and her husband spend to find their lost dog? Delora ponders the variables. She acknowledges that if she had lost a TIMEX watch, with no emotional value, for example, it would be cheaper and easier to buy a new one for $79 than it would be to place an ad and hire a private detective. Then Delora thinks about how much she would spend if she lost her nice Grandmother. Then, there would be no stone unturned, no expense spared to find her, right?
Thunder's cost justification analysis falls somewhere in the middle...
It starts like this:
Then you add this:
8 years of medical care from Paul Newman's homeopathic Veteranarian - $$$
Playmate for Thunder
8 years of Organic food from Paul Newman's homeopathic Veterinarian - $$$
Quarterly dental scrapings from the Homeopathic Veterinarian's
dog whisperer from California who can clean teeth and improve dog breath without anesthesia.
Inevitable Dental work with general anesthesia to remove a few teeth - $$$
Dog Trainer to teach dogs how to sit after 3 months of weekly lessons - $$$
Halloween costumes - 2006