Let’s suppose you owned a little puppy named Donald. Donald’s cute. Donald’s loveable. Donald’s comfortable. And Donald has been with you faithfully for 10 years and many miles.
One day, you find Donald suffering in the garage. You take him to the vet and find out he probably needs some transmission work. Replacing his filter and giving him lots of fluids doesn’t seem to help.
1) Do you take your favorite little dog to the vet and get an expensive surgery?
2) Do you agree that there’s probably just a bunch of illnesses down the road so you count your pennies and decide to let him rest in peace.
3) Or do you whip out your wrenches and your Haynes “How to repair Donald” book and trade punches with the Grim Reaper.
Comments/suggestions are welcome.