Internet, this is Ginnie. Ginnie, Internet.
See that doggie right there?
She belongs to the mother of someone who is very dear to me. And, as noted above, your help is needed in this little doggie’s case. I’ll just let my friend say it:
My mom’s dog, Ginger fell and broke 2 vertebrae in her neck. She is an adorable miniature brown dachshund who LOVES everyone! She needs surgery and has an 80% chance of a full recovery. The surgery could cost anywhere from $3000-$5000. She is only seven years old. Without meds, Ginger is in a lot of pain and if we cannot find a way to do the surgery, the only option is to put her down. The vets want us to decide today! However, my mom is on SS and is well below the poverty line. She loves her little dog very much and it breaks her heart that she cannot afford to help Ginnie.
So there you go. You cango here to help however you can. Select “send money,” enter the amount you wish to send, toggle “friends and family,” and the e-mail address to send it to is vhealey [at] ssc [dot] wisc [dot] edu. I know that the world sucks and everyone’s broke and we’re all at the ends of our respective ropes, but please chip in for this. Like the boss always says: we’re all in this together, or we’re sunk. Okay, so I’m paraphrasing. Shoot me. Just go help this old lady keep her friend.
Back to your regular smartassery soon.