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Old April 14th, 2005, 07:44 PM
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Default The High Cost of Veterinary Medicine

After a moment or two, the vet shook his head

sadly and said, "I'm so sorry, your Duck Cuddles has

passed away."

The distressed owner wailed, "Are you sure?

Yes, I am sure. The duck is dead," he replied.

How can you be so sure," she protested. "I mean,

you haven't done any testing on him or anything. He

might just be in a coma or something."

The vet rolled his eyes, turned around and left

the room, and returned a few moments later with a

black Labrador Retriever.

As the duck's owner looked on in amazement, the

dog stood on his hind legs, put his front paws on the

examination table and sniffed the duck from top to

bottom. He then looked at the vet with sad eyes and

shook his head.

The vet patted the dog and took it out, and

returned a few moments later with a cat.

The cat jumped up on the table and also sniffed

delicately at the bird from head to foot. The cat sat

back on it's haunches, shook its head, meowed softly

and strolled out of the room.

The vet looked at the woman and said, "I'm sorry,

but as I said, this is most definitely, 100%

certifiably, a dead duck."

Then the vet turned to his computer terminal, hit

a few keys and produced a bill, which he handed to the


The duck's owner, still in shock, took the bill.

"$150!", she cried, "$150 just to tell

me my duck is dead!!




"The vet shrugged. "I'm sorry. If you'd taken my

word for it, the bill would have been $20, but with

the Lab Report and the Cat Scan, it's now $150.00.


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