Wheekly Tales from the Timothy Bin Vol 9

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4 the Good of all Pigs

Post   » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:51 pm

Amy, it may not be as painful if a GL member is one who takes them.


Post   » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:44 pm

Perhaps there is a way to help momo and her beloved pigs; if a GL member was able to take them then momo would know her pigs are in good capable hands.

Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:16 pm

So many wonderful and adorable family pictures! You and Ben look fabulous, and Emma, Bernie, and Max are gorgeous. :)

I adore your corset - very pretty!

As for moving without the McTrio, such devastating news. I believe that momo has been working hard on finding a way to bring them along, and that she has also been searching for a caretaker, just in case. I imagine that she is getting many emails from her friends with guinea pigs, offering a place in their homes for her beloved McTrio. Who could resist those adorable faces?

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Post   » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:47 pm

I wish I could take them all in! My heart aches for you.

Obey My Authority

Post   » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:01 pm

I have carried this heart breaking secret with me since last June, and I remember the day I found out about it soooo clearly...
Do you know how "fake" of a person I felt posting happy pictures on chronicles while knowing all this...?

After the notices and appeal to our Customs and Enforcement Agency, I got into touch with a professor at the National University, hoping to carry them in as lab animals.
However, even he was willing to sign off on that and claim them, Taiwan laws require that I am a registered lab animal vendors her in the US.

Then when that was deemed hopeless, I contacted guinea pig breeder in Taiwan... I wonder how she got her pigs?
Then I found out way too much about the shady business of smuggling than I really want to know,...

You have to understand, I am NOT CHOOSING to leave them behind, but after bureaucratic, administrative and shady pathways, I am not able to carry them back with me...

My biggest task now is rehoming them, but I ask you, where else would be a better place for a little girl to be other than to be with her mama?
Most of the guinea pig people I know LOCALLY have their own herd, and you know it is not always the wisest to add onto established groups.
So when great homes do come up even though is some distance away, but I think we can pull it off...

Maxwell has always been a little guy, those months on antibiotics have stunted his growth and immunity, his vet bills are always a thing we have prepared for, 2 bouts of pneumonia put us way over 8,000. Emma is just ... Emma... (enough said), and Berno, bless his heart, needs all the GPS in the world to help him out.

Thanks for letting Momo know you are there, nobody pointed fingers but all emailed me with such kindness.
And with that said, moving onto happier things shall we???

I get more time to hang out with the pigs in the morning, after a Buji leaves the house, them are all mine..!
Coffee are made and metacam are syringed up, that is my daily snorfling time with my McChompChomp! :)

I no longer have the luxury to take these moment for granted, soon, I won't have a McChompChomp to snorfle,...
This is also the time where the boys would get into position, and wait patiently in the kitchen for their breakfast to arrive...

Then with the majikal arrival of full bowls, a good morning to all.. :)

And to keep up with the tradition that ALL of my Chronicles always end on a happy note...
Lookit who I met on Saturday!!!

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Post   » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:10 pm

You have such good looking pigs Momo. I'm sure you will be able to find a good home for them.
Where did you meet Hello Kitty?

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Post   » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:14 pm

Dear Momo, I'm so sorry you have to accept such a harsh reality, I can imagine the pain but then I can't :'( *hug* I'm sorry, I support you in whatever you do, and I'm also so happy you'll be moving closer to me :') Your piggies are just wonderful, they really cheer me up, especially how Maxwell's all brown and white except for that beautiful PINK lower lippy! I just love him :) I also adore that photo of Emma with the hat, it fits her so well! What a lady.

For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:31 pm

Ah, momo. It's so obvious how much you love your pigs. No one dotes on them more. I am just really sorry you can't bring them with you.


Post   » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:37 pm

Oh Momo, please know that we don't criticize or think badly of you, in fact it is just the opposite; you love your pigs, you take such wonderful care of them. It breaks my heart that you cannot take them with you..I am so sorry Momo.

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Post   » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:57 pm

We would never criticize or judge you. Emma, Berno and Maxwell are all such gorgeous piggies - I'll be sad to see them go.

If only there wasn't a pond and other complications separating us, I'd have them in a blink. <3

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Supporter in '13

Post   » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:09 pm

We all know that you are doing the only thing that you can do. If I wasn't clear across the country, I would adopt your McTrio in a heartbeat.

Happy Valentines Day to you all.

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Post   » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:18 pm

Oh Momo, it is such a hard decision. I thought I had to rehome my boys for a while and it was a terrible feeling. But we know you have always done what is best for the pigs, and your pigs have always been an inspiration to the rest of us piggy parents. So I trust you will find them the perfect home, when the time comes.

Do the laws say that pigs from OUTSIDE cannot be brought in, but pigs are still allowed to be adopted if they have been raised in Taiwan, or is it a "No Guinea Pig" policy because they are exotic animals? I would hate to see the Momo house completely pig-less. :(

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Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:35 am

Quote: I hope you are allowed to bring the Buji with you!
I hope so too.

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Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:13 am

Your pigs are so photogenic! That photo of you with Emma is so adorable.

Now I'm really curious about smuggling... (not for my own nefarious purposes lol... according to my research I can legally bring the piggers into South Korea if I do the paperwork. I'm just super curious about stuff like this. Must be the writer in me). So there are guinea pigs in Taiwan, you just can't bring them in?

I agree with Sidera17; it's hard to imagine a Momo household without pigs! Your videos were so helpful to me in learning guinea pig care as a new owner. My Ace reminds me of Mojo in her permanent confuzzlehood lol.

Perhaps I will write a novel about guinea pig smugglers in Taiwan...

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Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:42 am

Sweet Momo, I feel so bad that you will have to leave your McTrio behind, I know that you will find the bestest home for them and a StepMama that will give them the best treatsies and snorgles. I know this is heartbreaking for you, know we are all behind you 100%.

PS: I keep a picture of your Emma next to my cage in the hopes that my[\] Emma will grow jealous of McChompChomp's beautiful locks and quit chewing her own into obilivion. Since she had a bit of a barberfest recently she looks a bit like Anne Hathaway's Fantine in Les Miserables- a bit choppity.


Post   » Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:48 am

I can't imagine anyone being critical of your desire to do the best you can for the McTrio. I know you're heartbroken. I'm heartbroken just thinking about it. I have no doubt you'll find the best home you possibly can for them. HUGS to you and Ben.

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Still supporting in 2014

Post   » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:50 am

God's speed and safe journey, Momo, Ben and McTrio.

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We miss our sweet Oreo

Post   » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:19 am

I'm sure you have found wonderful loving slaves to care for the McTrio so hopefully that will lessen the pain somewhat. Please tell him or her to update the forum once in a while. We've all come to love your babies and would be happy to hear about them from time to time. For that matter, I hope you occasionally let us know how you and Benji are settling in. Your absence from GL would also be very much missed. I hope your move and transition go well.

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I gave AGAIN, dammit!

Post   » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:56 pm

Momo, I just caught up with your situation on facebook and wanted to send my heartfelt condolences to you and Ben. I was happy see that the trio has arrived safe and sound in their new home, but I hope you are doing okay. Safe travels to you and Ben.

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Post   » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:31 pm

Many safe travels. And hoping you enjoy your new life in a distant place.

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