SAN FRANCISCO—Oscar, a seven-year-old mixed-breed Maine Coon, received an estimate last Thursday for an upcoming appendectomy surgery for his owner Jamie Doughty, a 30-year-old San Franciscan. After examining the statement from Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, Oscar reportedly decided that the $5,000 price tag was just too high to justify.
Oscar said that Doughty’s treatment of him played no part in his decision, though he noted that she could have been less stingy with the Fancy Feast rations and that he would have preferred that Doughty had kept her bedroom door open at night.
Oscar considered having Doughty put to sleep, but ultimately decided that the best course of action was to simply allow nature to take its course.
At press time, Oscar had reportedly been reconsidering shopping around at other hospitals for a lower priced option, but had ultimately decided to take a nap on the back of the couch instead.