Our Pets

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I thought you all may like to see our pets.( Pictured here are 3 of the 4 guinea pigs). We also have 2 huge goldfish not pictured- I have tried selling them and giving them away but to no luck.I just feel like I am over run with pets some days.
Before I moved in with Gerry 3 years ago, we had one guinea pig that we didn't know was pregnant when we got her.She had babies and we kept the girls and gave away the boys to my sister. If your anything like me, I always feel bad about giving pets away- you always want to know if your doing the right thing or if they are going to a good home.Since guinea pigs live a long life, we have had most of them for at least 5-6 years.Although they started out as the kid's pets, they quickly became more my pets.They love to eat pellets and romaine so we seem to always need to buy both,as well as shavings for their cages.My daughter worked at the petting zoo this year so she did occasionally bring over some of the lettuce, carrots that the grocery store gave them.
We also have a dog named Chloe- she's around 9- and was here when I moved in- Gerry's dog, who quickly took a liking to me.She snagged her toe nail on something the other day and almost tore it out, so now we are hoping that she will heal it on her own.I have been putting antispetic on it though.
She also takes thyroid pills daily: costs us $65 for a 3 month supply.This will be a life thing that she will need.She was losing hair, had severe dry spots and gaining alot of weight.She has since gotten her nice coat back and lost 15 lbs in 5 months.
Prior to this, last month she picked up a stomache virus and was so sick that we had to get her all types of medication-a big vet bill.
So, if your planning on getting pets, please keep in mind the expense they can occur.

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