Snarfle just had his yearly check up - $232 vet bill. Very happy to report that a year after his cancer surgery for fibrosarcoma he appears to be cancer free. I say "appears" because the report is based only on manipulation of the surgery site (back right paw). But its good news regardless.
Snarfle is 11 and a half and I expect his care to start getting more expensive. The vet suggested that Snarfle start taking Phycox for his arthritis. Phycox is $35 a month, plus the cost of monthly dog food and treats, plus the cost of vet care (estimating $1000 a year) and I'm thinking that I ought to open an ING Snarfle escrow account.