Our car and our cat have more in common than you’d think. They are both old. They both require more maintenance with every year. The repairs get more expensive with every year, too. The repairs are also remarkably similar in price. For example, it cost about the same for the mechanic to fix the car’s exhaust system as it did for the vet to fix the cat’s “exhaust system.”
But we keep paying for the repairs, because we want to keep them both running.