My life is pretty bad right now and I am very concerned for my pigiges!
My car is shot - the transmission is shot, the breaks squeak, all 4 tires need replacing, the inspection sticker expired and the repairs to fix that will cost too much, etc. I tried to get an auto loan, but that turned up with nothing. I got approved for loans and got calls from dealerships, but now no one is calling me back. I guess it fell through - I don't know! My current car runs at the moment (at least it did this morning) but every time I get into it, I gamble whether or not I'll make it to my destination and whether or not I'll make it safely. My family is of NO help. The 2 people that have the money won't give it to me until I've hit rock bottom and am thrown out of my apartment (their help won't do much then, but it will ease their conscience...so whatever) and my mother offered to get a credit card and take a cash advance from them, but although she's gotten approved for several cards, she's turned them all down stating she didn't like something and is waiting for a better offer. That means, she won't help either!
So, I rely on a car to get to work. Without a car, there is no job. Without a job, I can't pay my rent...you can guess where this is going. I'm terrified that I will find myself not able to even afford veggies or even worse, find myself homeless and have to find a home for the piggies immediately. That will be worse than being homeless.
So, long story made even longer, I think it's time to prepare for the near future crashing of my life and start finding a home for the piggies. I have 4 piggies but I'm only worried about 2 since I know the rescue lady will take back Jessica and Alisa. So, that leaves Doc (neutered) and Penny. You can go to my profile to find a link with pictures of them.
I live in Suffolk County, Long Island and there are no shelters and I don't know if the resuce woman would be willing to take my other 2 pigs. I really want to try everything I can to line up a home for them in case she doesn't. I don't know of anyone else that will take them and take good care of them.
It's breaking my heart to do this, but I can't stand the thought of them suffering because of my life falling apart. If I have to be homeless, I'll be homeless, but at least I'll know that I took care of my animals first.
Email Marci Scaccetti about it GPLOVER78@yahoo.com
She runs the rescue, so she has the final say.
I'm also starting to look for a home for my cat. This is so sad. So sad. So sad.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you and your piggies!
Believe me, if there was a better way, I'd take it! :(
I wouldn't consider another pet at this time if GP's weren't social animals. I cannot stand Chirpy being solo any longer. He and my female American Eskimo Dog occassionally go nose to nose through the cage and lick but I could not let him out to socialize with the dog. She's friendly through the cage but she would go for Chirpy lose on the floor, she doesn't fool me for a second.
Remember the more you do proactively to resolve the fundemental issues the better you will deal with the anxiety part of it all. You will feel in control of the situation and you will take control as you go through the steps. Good luck and keep us posted.
If I could afford to move, I could afford to buy a cheap car.
I'm hoping for a miracle, but being realistic about how things will end up. As much as it's breaking my heart into a million pieces to do this, it would be crueler to not line up a home now than to wait and hope for a miracle and would be a thousand times worse if I waited until I was at my lowest to start finding a home and then be limited on time.
When I first told my brother my situation, he was of no help at all. As far as my possibility of being homeless, he just said he knows it must feel bad and compared it to when he quit his job, which was different because he didn't have to quit and he had a 401K he could have borrowed from if things got bad. It was totally different.
Well, last night I got home from work to find a letter from my previous employer. Apparently, I had some kind of pension benefit and they owe me $1200! I have to fill out the form they sent and send it back and then just wait for the check. NOW my brother offered to help, after he found out that I am looking for homes for my piggies and that I'm guaranteed money soon. You know, I very rarely have ever borrowed from family (except recently, which I haven't had the chance to pay back yet and that was from my mother for Penny's vet bill) and have NEVER not paid them back in a very quick manner. There is no reason for him to think I won't pay him back if he helped me, but he just didn't want to bother and didn't want to have to wait a few months for his money, which is how long it will take me to get back on my feet. He was going to let me drown before offering a hand, but now that he knows I'll have the money sooner, he's the hero!! I will remember that, believe me!!
Anyway, I'm still getting a run-around from the car dealerships but my brother offered to lend me the money to buy from a private person, so I should be able to get a car within the next week...hopefully!
So, for the moment, I'm going to stop looking for a home for my piggies. As long as I have a car, I'll be alright. I can work out the rest of my problems.
I'll update this when I know something for sure.
Thanks for all your help.