When your beloved pet—your pseudo child—gets sick, you’ll do just about anything to make it better. If it’s an emergency trip to the pet hospital, or surgery that costs thousands of dollars, there’s nothing you wouldn’t do for your furry friend.
Usually this means saving the family dog, or even a cherished house cat. But when I saw what this couple did to save their favorite family member, I couldn’t fathom the amount of generosity and love they had for their pet.
Meet George the goldfish, who last week endured a 45 minute operation to remove a deadly tumor.
At 10 years old, with a life span of another 20 years, his owners couldn’t bear to put him down. Instead, they elected to have life-saving emergency surgery.
To sedate George, they cleverly thought to have him swim in water laced with anesthetic, which knocked him out.
Following surgery, his owners put him back into regular water, along with painkillers. He started swimming normally after only a few minutes!
George has a clean bill of health since his surgery, and his Australian owners look forward to another 20 years of happiness with him.
George avoided being today’s fish fillet, and with good cause. His owners showed how love can be a universal feeling, not just for other humans. I hope you have a connection with an animal like George in your life. I know I’m hugging mine right now!