Man: So, how’ve you been?
Woman: Good, you?
M: Not so good, our dog is sick again.
W: Oh, no!
M: Yeah, took him to the vet and he needs back surgery.
M: Yeah, he’s been limping around. He’s 12 years old, so he’s getting on. They’re only supposed to live until they’re about 14. We just spent $600 on his eye problem. Mike and I share expenses for him. This surgery is going to be $4,000.
W: Oh my gosh! What are you going to do?
M: Go ahead with it. What can we do? The vet says most people put the dog down.
W: How terrible.
M: I know! We can’t do that. We’re just trying to give her a little more time.
M: If the surgery doesn’t work, we’ll try acupuncture or something.
W: They have that for doggies?
M: Oh suuuure!