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January 27th, 2011

Trakker needs immediate surgery @ 05:40 pm

Mental State: distressed distressed
Listening to: Breaking Benjamin - Evil Angel

One of my dogs, Trakker (The black husky mix in the videos in my last LJ entry) has a complete tear of his cruciate ligament in his left leg. If he doesn't get the surgery immediately, they said the other leg will take too much stress and it will snap too. The vet visit today, which was almost $1000 cleaned me out. The surgery by itself is supposed to cost another $1200.

So, being in a rather desperate situation, I need money fast. So, I'm going to do something I haven't done in years. I'm going to offer commissions: Digital paintings and SL custom avatars only. In addition to this, I'll make a solemn promise. You hit the $1200 in either: Commissions, Donations, or buying my avatars on SL within a week or two, and I will restart BT in full force by June.

I don't want to overburden myself with too many commissions at once, so I'm only going to make slots for five. If you're interested in something, send me an email at jakkal at gmail dot com. Donations can be sent to that address as well.

My commissions work as follows: Consultation and agreement of fees. Sketches. Second Consultation for major changes. Second set of sketches. Final Consultation of minor changes. Work on Final product. Once the work on the final begins, no more changes will be accepted without another consultation. If for some reason the commission is cancelled, commissioner only pays for work completed. Requires half payment down based on prices of initial consultation. Product will not be given until payment is completed in full.

Thanks all.
 
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From:jakkal
Date:January 28th, 2011 12:31 am (UTC)
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Feel free
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From:gypsylover
Date:January 28th, 2011 05:02 am (UTC)
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This is why I encourage people to get Trupanion at work (pet insurance). Covers 90% of costs for care due to illness or injury. Might want to look into it for the future!

I'll be sure to spread the word.
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From:jakkal
Date:January 28th, 2011 05:09 am (UTC)
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I was actually thinking about that before this happened. But Trakker is also diabetic, so I don't know what kind of circumstances would come up about that by itself :/
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From:gypsylover
Date:January 28th, 2011 07:34 am (UTC)
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You can still get the insurance despite any previous conditions. The catch is that anything related to conditions diagnosed prior to enrollment isn't going to be covered. So in Trakker's case, I'd think anything caused by the diabetes would have to come out of your pocket, but if you'd had the insurance the leg surgery likely would have been mostly paid for.

I am sorry for the situation. How did it happen?
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From:jakkal
Date:January 28th, 2011 07:44 am (UTC)
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Yeah I Just figure insurance companies being as they are that it would be hard to get them to pay for anything if he's got a serious preexisting condition.

A couple of days ago, he was running up to the deck. He jumped up on the deck and I heard a snap, he yelped and started limping on it. When the limping didn't go away, we took him to the vet and found out about the ACL injury.

He's 11 years old, but before this, he was still very athletic. I'm really worried that his running days are over now :(
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From:jakkal
Date:January 28th, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
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Yeah sounds like it's a pretty common injury in dogs.

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