so i took her to the vet last night, and they told me she needs this surgery. i've been calling around, and i'm getting a ball park window of $4,000 - $6,000. i don't have that kind of money. i mean, if i don't eat or use any utilities at all for the next 2 weeks, i might be able to come up with $2,500. i am trying to sell my guitar, but the market is slow, and it's only worth $800 at best. i could sell my bike, but again, it won't happen over night, and after i pay what i owe the bank, i might get $1000 if i'm real lucky. i don't want my dog to be in pain, or be a cripple. i don't know what to do. no way the bank would loan me the money. i've only been back to work 3 months, after a 9 month layoff. a 2nd job would take forever to make that kind of money. surely i can't be the only one to encounter a situation like this. does anyone have any ideas? i'm too old and ugly to be a gigalo.