Guinea Pig Math Schimpf Style.

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eschimpf
SweetPea

Post   » Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:50 pm


One Less Wheeker

Sadly we lost Jasmine to a lung tumor. Her last days consisted of cuddles from me and Boyfriend. I only had her a short while but I feel like she stole my whole heart. Boyfriend was her special person, always standing at the edge of the cage wheeking for pets and treats. He cut up extras for her for a week, it broke my heart even more.

But through the sadness Boyfriend and I have gotten closer to Reko and Chewie, more than I thought we could. They are our little jelly bean loves while we watch TV and they always wheek at us for attention.

Their current set up is a 2x6. We may in the future adopt another sow but for now they have the whole cage!

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Here are some snap shots from today, life is sure hard. ;-)

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Chewie is still Camera shy but I think its because of her... umm... amazing summer hair cut.. *cough*

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Seriously this gal has her glares down.
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But then again, she also has her "Puss in boots" impression down too.
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Bugs Mom

Post   » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:05 pm


I'm sorry to hear about Jasmine. You made the end of her life a paradise.

Rest well sweet girl.

C Cole-Chakotay

Post   » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:35 pm


I'm sorry about Jasmine.

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snowflakey
E's Moriarity

Post   » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:05 pm


I'm so sorry.

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linshad02
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Post   » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:30 pm


Jasmine was a beautiful girl.
Sorry that she is gone.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:19 pm


I am so sorry for your loss, eschimpf.

Crazy4me

Post   » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:26 pm


I'm so sorry, eschimpf.

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GP_mum
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Post   » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:57 am


So sorry for your loss of Jasmine

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poppycorn

Post   » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:38 am


Sorry for your loss.

Reko and Chewie are looking lovely. <3

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tashab

Post   » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:43 pm


I'm sorry eschimpf.

Cinnabuns Legacy

Post   » Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:49 am


I am so very sorry to hear you lost Jasmine. She had a wonderful time in your care and was lucky to have made it your way.

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eschimpf
SweetPea

Post   » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:29 am


Thank you everyone. Its been a hard few weeks. Boyfriend really stepped up this weekend. I was in the hospital and come home to clean cages. I'll take a clean house and cages over flowers at the hospital any day. I'm doing better (thought I would add that) just a bad case of pneumonia.

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poppycorn

Post   » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:02 pm


Aw :( Get well soon Erin!

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eschimpf
SweetPea

Post   » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:57 pm


Thank you Poppy. It was really rough but everyone pulled together and I took a week off school, but I'm feeling 100%.

2+2=?

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"Something is up! Do you hear that!"

About a week ago I was posting on Kijiji for a local event when I decided to take a quick look at the free pets. There to my surprise someone posted 2 guinea pigs free with C&C cages.

One of these gals pulled too hard on my heart strings. She reminded me of an old lady I was once a salve to.
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Who does she remind you of?

The second little girl I wasn't sure if I was going to take because of Mbizi. She has a lump on the side of her neck and after a visit to my vet and the information collected from the old owner and their vet its not a cyst or abscess. Its a Hemangioma and at this time (due to finances) we wont be doing anything with it. Surgery will be risky so we are currently weighing options until we have enough saved for more testing and surgery.
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Isn't she a doll? Well these pre adoption photos don't do them justice!

Their names where Skittles and Bella but I didn't like those names.

Meet Alba (Italian for Dawn):
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Boyfriend named our new Skinny friend Happy as in Happy the Hungry Hungry Hippo.
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Their first week consisted of getting set up and watched like a hawk. Vet trips for everyone and a feel for what they like and don't like. Week two (our current week and after the ok clear from our very cavy savvy vet) we moved their cage next to ours.
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This addition will have the divider removed to make a total of 10.5' long by 2' wide cage with a total of 21 Sq. Ft.

Reko and Chewie are still in their 2x6 cage:
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Alba and Happy are in a 2x3 cage:
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(Please note: They can not reach the palm tree. The one leaf that looks like its in the hay is in fact over top of the cage by 3". :D )

With such a miss matched pair take bum photos is, in my opinion, super hard because I want to run over and snorggle them both!
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Happy has the weirdest way of sitting to eat hay. Half the time I see her eating she's sitting like this:
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The other half of the time she is like this:
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Reko isn't too sure about these new ladies, I think he's feeling is masculinity slipping away:
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Chewie has no comment other than a kiss:
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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:10 pm


Cute new pigs! And Chewie and Reko are cute as always!

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GP_mum
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Post   » Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:16 am


Congrats on your new fur kids. They're both gorgeous.

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eschimpf
SweetPea

Post   » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:37 am


Thank you! I was a bit nervous taking on both, more so Happy. I know I did everything I could with Mbizi but his loss still hurts. Happy, just as her name says, is a very happy piggie. Alba is my new suck though.,

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GP_mum
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Post   » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:42 am


I can imagine her tugging at your heart. She looks a bit like Eve.

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poppycorn

Post   » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:10 pm


Happy and Alba are just gorgeous - as are Reko and Chewie as always. :D

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eschimpf
SweetPea

Post   » Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:17 pm


She sure does. Alba has more black and is a Silkie (mix her fur feels just like Eve's) because her hair sweeps naturally back at the face while Eve was a Peruvian cross:
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Eve from years ago for comparison:
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Hi Poppycorn, thank you. <3

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