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I'm glad HF is looking to find another home for her pigs. Hopefully the pigs will be treated better than her family members would do.
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I hope that you can find a friend to take your guinea pigs. It's sad that your mom and brother have turned their backs on you. I wouldn't trust them now if they do change their mind.
As you will be in college for several years, so it will be difficult to have them. I am assuming no animals are allowed at the residence? Some colleges have fairly large dorm rooms. Is that something you could look into? I know many people who have SEVERAL animals in apartments where no pets are allowed. Just a thought...
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However, I am going to disagree with you on the appartment/residence thing. Appartments may well be cheaper/equal price, however, it is much more difficult. Residence is a place where everything is still taken care of for you, except maybe your phone bill, you are surrounded by like-minded people, and its a very important step between living at home and total independence.
A lot of kids I know would've dropped out of university if they had to manage an appartment (heat/hydro bills, groceries, maintenance) in first year. That year of co-dependant living was a lifesaver for them, and gave them some more time to mature.
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I counted the days until my contract was up and I was able to move out. Personally, I don't see much of a benefit in residence living but I can understand how some people would.
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Plus, I made a lot of really good friends and really came out of my shell. I was the dorky little gifty who ended up being an extroverted political activist, and I don't think that would have happened if I hadn't been thrust into a large group of people, many of whom I didn't like a whole lot.
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I sometimes noticed the "other side" of campus, the arts kids, were looking a wee bit more presentable, but they just thought we were weird anyway, so ah well.
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HiFi, good luck to you. You've said you've found a friend who will care for them? Maybe after the first year you can move out to an apartment with some friends and have your pigs back. There's no point in berating yourself for having gotten the pigs in the first place when you knew you were going off to college. What's done is done and the future welfare of your pigs should be the concern now.
You should not have bought the guinea pigs without full intent to take responsibility, at that, why not one and not three?I had bought the piggies with them having promised that while I'm gone they would care for them
That is what I think. First off, HiFi, types because as "cos" so that tells me she's still in the teenie chat years.Of course, so is making stuff up to cover up for not wanting to take responsibility for your actions, but whatever.
I think this is the major point. Even though HiFi seems to be handing off responsibility, she is still being considerate and responsible of the pigs by trying to find them a GOOD new home. That is the most important thing. She could have easily handed them into a pet store or put an ad in the newspaper...."Free to Good Home!"Guys- If you start a battle with everyone who wants to rehome their pigs, lurkers will be scared off and will have no desire to post their own needy pigs.
It's for THE PIGS! THE PIGS!
I think its great that she is coming on here and trying to get someone who actually cares.
She is going to school, doesn't have much money, which means vet care is out of the question. I think this should incline people to help her out and respect her for that and not try to convince her in keeping them.