Reggie’s doggy friend MAD wanted to assure you that black cats aren’t the only ones who are lucky on Friday the 13th. MAD was recently diagnosed with a torn cruciate ligament, a debilitating injury that is common in Labrador retrievers. Luckily, though, MAD’s scheduled for corrective surgery that looks more complicated than many human medical procedures I’ve undergone.

Right as Michael Moore’s Sicko is highlighting the difficulties many humans face when it comes to affording health care, MAD has an owner who’s willing to pay for an expensive surgery to make sure all four of his legs work properly. Lucky dog.