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Posted: 4/16/2008 7:57:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/16/2008 8:29:08 PM EDT by mayoroscarmayer]
Rat has a medium sized tumor in its crotch, g/f says "We need to take it to the vet". She got it from a friend, pretty cool rat. I just can't see spending a couple hundred on a $4.00 pet. I feel sorry for the thing, but thats alot of dough.

Am I an ass for saying "No, thats too much"?

ETA: It's her rat, but she leaves it here due to her apartment managers hatered for furry things. She does have a job too.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:57:42 PM EDT
No, I wouldn't pay it.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:58:39 PM EDT
Dip a scalpel in alcohol and take it out yourself. Knock the rat unconscious first.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:59:09 PM EDT
Pay it, why not?  Probably better spent than it would be on most people.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:59:41 PM EDT
no.... you are not being an ass.

Rats are not worth the $$
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:59:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PhatForrest:
Dip a scalpel in alcohol and take it out yourself. Knock the rat unconscious first.


Try that first.

If you fail, you'll have preformed surgery on a rat, and can go to a pet store and get a new one.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:59:57 PM EDT
Rats always get tumors. They are usually supposedly non-cancerous.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:01:39 PM EDT
look at it this way..
is it worth 100$ to get the girlfriend mad at you ? hold out on pie, etc?

i spent 1600$ on knee surgerey for my 10 month old great dane.
a dog is FAR different than a rat as dogs have a personality and show affection.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:01:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AngeredKabar:

Originally Posted By PhatForrest:
Dip a scalpel in alcohol and take it out yourself. Knock the rat unconscious first.


Try that first.

If you fail, you'll have preformed surgery on a rat, and can go to a pet store and get a new one.


Hey, you gotta learn somehow.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:01:47 PM EDT
No.

I like rats as much as anyone -- I worked in an animal research lab for years -- but let her pay for it if it's so important to her.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:01:59 PM EDT
We've got a ferret with an adrenal tumor.  cool guy, but not worth the $500 to buy MAYBE another year of life.  Right now his quality of life is as good as it's ever been, he's just losing most of his hair.  When it gets to the point where he is no longer able to live a good ferret life it will be time to let him go.

My dog on the other hand... I've got $60 into his adoption, plus various vet expenses for shots, neuter, etc.  I'd sell my car and mortgage my home for that bastard!
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:03:51 PM EDT
ever heard of rat shot?  but seriously spending 100s of $$ on a rat is retarded.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:04:13 PM EDT
Duh.  The rat is just doing what rats do.  They're supposed to get tumors!  Just like rabbits are supposed to get cosmetics in their eyes.  It's the natural order of things.  
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:04:31 PM EDT
Let her pay for it.  Why are you thinking of paying for it.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:04:38 PM EDT
Kill it.

Then leave the door open and tell g/f it escaped.

Hug her.

Give her sympathy suprise buttsecks.


Problem solved.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:04:53 PM EDT
I was thinking about the self-removal Maybe some vodka-tainted Koolaide for it?

I sure don't want to see the little bugger suffer, so I might add some drops of beer/liquor in its water from time to time?
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:05:05 PM EDT
After I got blood poisoning from a friend's pet rat I resolved that they would only ever be considered a target for the rest of my life. Not worth it.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:05:42 PM EDT
I would stomp on it.  No way I would pay money for a rat.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:06:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/16/2008 8:06:29 PM EDT by warped]
No they live only 3 years.

Rats live, rats die.

I owned several pet rats when I was young.

Ralph was the best, he went down girls sweaters, and then they usually pulled up their shirts to remove him.

He was like a lucky charm!
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:06:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LeDBelly:
Kill it.

Then leave the door open and tell g/f it escaped.

Hug her.

Give her sympathy suprise buttsecks.


Problem solved.



She'd blame my two weinerdogs, they are always giving it the stinkeye and licking their chops.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:06:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:07:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Barrelburner:
Rats always get tumors. They are usually supposedly non-cancerous.


+1 Probably a lipoma
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:08:06 PM EDT
Kill it, go to the dump and get a new rat... Problem solved.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:09:13 PM EDT
In true Arfcom fashion, I would like to submit that Rats had just as much time as Humans to develop Chemotherapy.  


Not your responsibility.  
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:10:04 PM EDT
Rats don't live that long. There is no reason to pay 100 bucks to prolong it's life.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:10:22 PM EDT
You can eject now or pay $50,000 for a divorce.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:10:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:13:17 PM EDT
Pay it!  It is just a hundred bucks or so.

It is her pet, and it is not worth the heartache of being called a heartless SOB.  
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:13:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By IAMLEGEND:
Pay it, why not?  Probably better spent than it would be on most people.


so very true
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:13:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By scottryan:
You can eject now or pay $50,000 for a divorce.
deduct 25% if prenump is set up
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:14:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By scottryan:
You can eject now or pay $50,000 for a divorce.


Wisdom
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:15:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Elwood_Blues:
Pay it!  It is just a hundred bucks or so.

It is her pet, and it is not worth the heartache of being called a heartless SOB.  


Pay it you cheapskate.  Why even thing about it?  
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:16:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By par0thead151:

Originally Posted By scottryan:
You can eject now or pay $50,000 for a divorce.
deduct 25% if prenump is set up


and adjust for inflation


Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:20:03 PM EDT
you aren't paying for a rat you're paying for pie

Reframe the question:  "Dear Arfcom, should I pay $100 for pie?"
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:20:20 PM EDT

G/F's pet rat has a tumor, am I an ass for not wanting to pay $100+ to get it removed?


No, you're an ass for not requiring HER to pay.

Time to man up!
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:20:47 PM EDT
No you are not an ass.

Got any friends with a python?

Problem solved!

Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:21:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By luger355:

Originally Posted By par0thead151:

Originally Posted By scottryan:
You can eject now or pay $50,000 for a divorce.
deduct 25% if prenump is set up


and adjust for inflation




Secretly, I don't ever want to get married. I have not told her this (been togeather almost 3 years, she don't live with me, but has in the past.)

Also, she don't go to ARFCOM, so I am pretty safe saying this I hope haha.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:21:37 PM EDT
Unless your Gf  doesn't have a job,why should you pay for it?
Its called responsibility.Its her pet.Unless.......
don't tell me......
you bought it for her.
Pay up!
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:22:07 PM EDT
I had a rat with a golfball sized tumor when i was in highschool. I paid $200 to get it removed because she was having trouble walking. I also paid to have its tail sewed up when i pulled trhe end off (she helped).

-Foxxz
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:23:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TNROBOCOP:
No you are not an ass.

Got any friends with a python?

Problem solved!

Exactly my sentiments.  Then go down to the local pet store and get another rat for $5. You saved $95, you're happy and she's happy.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:27:13 PM EDT
EEETS NAHT A TUMAH!!!

I can't believe this went to page 2 without some asshole saying that.  And no, it's not worth $100.  Would you buy a new rat as a pet for $100 bucks?  Then why make that payment on a used model?
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:27:21 PM EDT
I'd think you'd have a hard time even find a vet that would work on a rat.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:28:07 PM EDT
its a fucking rat.. comeon..
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:33:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:37:48 PM EDT
i just don't think I could do the marrige thing, heard way to many horror stories in person and....here haha.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:40:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/16/2008 8:41:29 PM EDT by Boom_Stick]

Originally Posted By Forest:

Originally Posted By mayoroscarmayer:

Secretly, I don't ever want to get married. I have not told her this (been togeather almost 3 years, she don't live with me, but has in the past.)

You are without Honor.

Um yeah, gotta agree with Forest on that one.  Weak sauce dude.



As far as the rat goes, why are YOU paying for it!?  It's her damn rodent!  
Still, I bet $$ no matter how much ARFcom advise you get saying "Dont pay it," you'll wind up paying  
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:41:42 PM EDT
100-200 if ya like the thing ( or if she likes the thing) why not? its not like it is a lot of money

500+ let it die or put it to sleep
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:44:09 PM EDT




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- Clint  
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 8:46:35 PM EDT
Rats are actually very cool pets, but no.
Use the CO2 method to euthanize it, he'll just go to sleep.
Get her another one first, it won't be as hard on her.


thump
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 9:00:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thumper10mm:
Rats are actually very cool pets, but no.
Use the CO2 method to euthanize it, he'll just go to sleep.
Get her another one first, it won't be as hard on her.


thump


get her a pomeranian.  literally one small step up from a rat, and they come when they're called.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 9:04:48 PM EDT
Carefully pack the client in a styrofoam cooler with dry ice.
Add $100 US cash, send it to me, I will take care of your problem and mail a nice status letter.
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