Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) is offering its first annual Hambone Award to the pet whose owner submitted a claim for the most bizarre accident or illness during 2008. The award is named after a dog who got stuck in the refrigerator and ate the Thanksgiving turkey before being found. I went to the website and read the stories of the nominees and then voted myself. You may vote until September 14. I urge you to read these stories to realize why pet insurance can come in handy and while you are there, be sure to vote!