Originally Posted by purplemuffin
Nathan actually had a leopard gecko die because his parents refused to take him to the vet... "Why pay 50 dollars to SAVE HIS LIFE when you can buy a new one for 30 dollars?"...... grr.
I am very fortunate that my parents are respectful of how much I value animal life, even if they don't understand it. When my rabbit got sick, at first my parents weren't going to do anything and asked me why I cared so much, but when they saw how upset I was and how much I really cared about my bunny, they let me take her to the vet and paid for her vet bills!
My Dad even took me to buy frozen food for my betta, and pays extra for my rabbit's special diet. I am very grateful to them for at least respecting how I feel, even if they don't get it themselves.