Any pet lovers out there? I don’t know that I’d put myself in the “Pet Lover” category but I am a pet owner. Ginny is the 1 1/2 year old Havanese/Yorkshire Terrier member of our family. Or “The Dog” as I call her. She was purchased for a very specific purpose -to help our middle child, Miss S. overcome her extreme fear of dogs. Extreme is probably an understatement. Paralyzing phobia would be more appropriate. Things were so bad that if the school bus pulled up and one of the moms had brought a dog to the stop she would refuse to get off the bus. Many times I had to walk over to the bus and literally carry her off. It was a paralyzing fear. A hysterical “Mom there’s a dog in the truck next to us and if I get out of the van it will eat me so I’m going to scream and embarrass you in the Wal-Mart parking lot and if you’re lucky five people you know will drive by” fear.
So we got a dog. I won’t go into the details behind the decision. Let’s just say it wasn’t my idea and my husband suffered for that fact for a good long while. The first month Miss S. refused to come downstairs or be on the ground when Ginny was out and about. She would park herself on a kitchen chair and would not, could not move until someone had a hold of the puppy. Then practically overnight she got over it. One minute she’s afraid of Ginny and the next she’s carrying her around like a baby, putting diapers on her and pushing her in the doll stroller. No joke, now it’s the dog’s turn to be afraid because she knows Miss S. is going to love her to death someday. For that reason, in the interest of protecting our furry little investment, we got pet insurance. Yes, pet insurance. My husband happens to work for Pets Best Insurance so this was an easy decision for us. We’ve been happy with our policy and I was really happy with what they covered during Ginny’s first year. I was looking for any reason to be grumpy about having a dog and expensive vet bills would have been at the top of my list.
So in the end my husband was right and the family dog was a good call for Miss S. (He’s probably going to read this and rub that statement in my face.) Now why is this post on the “iPhone Mom Likes” page? Well in the end, when all is said and done, the iPhone Mom likes Ginny and what she’s done for our family. And the kids would be heartbroken if anything happened to her so the iPhone Mom likes Pets Best because it’ll be there for us when Ginny tumbles out of the toy shopping cart while Miss S. is shopping around the house. Or when she swallows one of the Star Wars figures that the boy leaves lying around the house. Or when she finds my emergency chocolate stash that isn’t hidden as well as it should be. Hope they don’t read this or they’ll probably have cause for raising our rates!
If you’re interested in learning more about Pets Best and what they offer click here. Do your own research but know that so far we’ve been happy with our rates and coverage.