A Guinea Pig in Need, is a Good Pet Indeed or, Why Adopt?

Brandilynn
Who's your Branni?

Post   » Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:11 pm


Flips!?

Poor miteygirl!

cutemomomi
Obey My Authority

Post   » Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:21 pm


all her junk...?
The nerve!

This is very exciting news indeed, I can't wait to meet your new biter,. uh, ah, I mean new piggy Wheekers3.
I know you will give her an excellent home and loving environment, just as you have done so for every one of your babies. :)

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Wheekers3

Post   » Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:22 pm


Yeah, flips?! ...I am thinking mites too. I am hoping to get the cage too. - Not sure what all of her junk means.

I have a huge bottle of Ivermectin and will dose immediatly. I plan on keeping her away from Carmella for a period.

I hope this lady doesn't tick me off. I am formulating a kind speech about G.P.s and kids.

Isn't it sort of weird - Carmella and Stella?

Not sure I will keep the name. Idunno.

cutemomomi
Obey My Authority

Post   » Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:23 pm


I am formulating a kind speech about G.P.s and kids.
Don't bother, I don't think it is gonna work! :(

Tracis
Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:54 pm


"They offered advice on how to train her to not bite"

Poor Stella. She will be a very lucky girl if she gets to come home with you, Wheekers3, and meet the lovely Carmella.

I hope it works out!

PaisCashGingGang

Post   » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:35 pm


Can't wait to meet your new little one.

She will receive all the love in the world.
Carmella will soon have a new sister!

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Wheekers3

Post   » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:56 pm


Still waiting..It is only 1:00pm here, and I asked her to call after noon. The suspence is rife.

"They offered advice on how to train her to not bite"

I am afraid to ask what they suggested. I hope not a thump on the head.

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Wheekers3

Post   » Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:25 pm


I have heard nothing...she said "she's all yours" and that was it.

I am thinking someone who had said they wanted her, got there finally, and the woman has not had the manners to inform me.

I did send a letter this am asking her to let me know if she has been taken.

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Wheekers3

Post   » Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:10 pm


No Stella for us... :(

PaisCashGingGang

Post   » Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:53 pm


I'm sorry Wheekers. I know that the piggie that is meant for you will come along. Then, you will know that some things are meant to be (because the new girl will be the one).

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Lovemypig

Post   » Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:53 pm


Crap, that stinks for both you and Stella.

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Wheekers3

Post   » Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:40 pm


There are plenty more needy pigs. They come up locally on Craigslist every other week it seems. There are also rescues, but they are 2 or so hours away.

I was sad about Stella. It seemed like it would happen.

Some pig will find me. :)

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Wheekers3

Post   » Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:56 pm


Recent development...

I do not know know where to start....I went to Craigslist right after the post above. There was a new listing:

"I have a female guinea pig that needs a home. I am asking $10 for a rehoming fee. No snake food! Serious people only!!!!! THanks!"

So I sent a Email asking for more info and that I would like her. I waited not wanting to get my hopes up. I was crushed when the previous pig did not work out.

I got an Email to call and did.

Yes, they have a guinea pig - a baby and...she nibbles....I asked if she had been listed a week or so ago, and the girl said yes.

I asked if the pig's name was Stella and the girl said yes, it was.

My head was reeling I could not believe what I was hearing. We set up a pick-up at a Del Taco in another nearby town.

I now have Stella, and she is such a cutie. I held her the whole way home ( they gave us a huge ceiling fan box to transport her in :( ) Her fur is very very soft and longish.

She never nibbled once. She is in a quarantine cage and is getting settled in.

Pictures tomorrow when things are calmer, I promise.

I do not know what the deal was. She has been in 3 homes in three days. Poor girl. She will be here forever now.

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Lovemypig

Post   » Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:59 pm


Well, that's great!! This thread has really been bothering me all day long and I'm just so very happy for Stella, now in her new and forever home.

PaisCashGingGang

Post   » Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:03 pm


Yeah Stella and Wheekers!!

Congratulations.

Tracis
Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:50 am


Stella was meant to be with you, Wheekers3! What an amazing story, and congratulations!

I'm looking forward to seeing the lovely girl, and reading more about her when she gets settled in. :)

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Wheekers3

Post   » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:54 am


She has had no bad manners - no biting whatsoever. She did not come with any "junk". I am half expecting to see her cage and accessories on Craigslist for additional money.

Could this be some sort money making scheme? - Adopting free pets and then charging re-homing fees, and selling their possesions later? The girls said the lady who had her before was going to take Stella to the pound, and she adopted her because she felt bad for the pig.

This whole thing is weird, weird, weird. I guess she did need to be here. I don't feel bad about getting her - at all.

She will have a new thread in Cavy chat soon. I won't leave you hanging. This thread is about adoption and that has happened. All parties have been satisfyied. :)

cutemomomi
Obey My Authority

Post   » Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:02 pm


It was meant to be Wheekers3, congratulations on your latest family addition, I can't wait to finally meet her. :)

Cavyhome

Post   » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:55 am


I am new to this website, glad to see other people love to rescue guinea pigs like I do. Right now, I have four gps, 3 females and 1 male. I just lost Timothy last week, he lived with us for four years after he was rescued from a pet store that was going to feed him to a snake. In his memory I donated his cage to our local shelter. I will soon adopt a female and one of her babies from our local gp rescue. Anyone can rescue guinea pigs, even giving one a home is a great thing. Figure out how many you can care for financially, physically and emotionally. Just watch out that you don't take in more than you can care for, that can lead to big trouble. It is very rewarding to rescue animals, it takes time to work with them if they have been abused but it is worth it.

Munchie

Post   » Wed May 07, 2008 5:08 pm


They were going to feed him to a SNAKE? I thought people did that to mice and rats (and even that's terrible!), not guinea pigs! That's one very lucky guinea pig!

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