The ‘best’ in ‘pet’ ‘care’

April 6, 2008

Oh, dear. Where do I even start? I saw this sign outside a shop on Geary Boulevard in San Francisco the other day.


It’s perplexing on so many levels.

First, of course, is the simple misspelling.

But there are more important matters. I don’t think I’d take my dog somewhere where they used “anesthesia” instead of anesthesia. I mean, what do they do, give the dog some sort of homemade medication? Hit it over the head? Slip it a placebo? Get it drunk?

And “free” obviously means something new to me, since it still costs $105.

Or maybe I’m reading it wrong altogether. Maybe what they mean is that the procedure is simply free of anesthesia, and Fido is going to have to just tough it out.