Please Watch and listen to your pigs...

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Please Watch and listen to your pigs...

Post by Rogelio and Susan Lechu » Thu, 23 Mar 2000 04:00:00



Today when I went to work my lil piggy "Hijo" stood at his cage and
begged to be let out...I went over and said good-bye....little did I
know that this would be our last time...Id only had him for a week and
now my heart would be torn apart...When my hubby and I got home he lay
there limp and barely breathing...I frantically called the vet and
started to sob...He had swallowed his tooth that had broken off because
he was chewing on the metal...He died ten minutes later in my
arms...Hijo we love and miss you...Friends please listen to your
pigs...you never know when their request would be the last!
 
 
 

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Post by ~NightChild » Fri, 24 Mar 2000 04:00:00


I am so sorry to hear about Hijo, but it was an unfortunate accident & you
did what you could, given the circumstances.

~NC~ & Strace, the pig

 
 
 

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Post by Susan Lechu » Fri, 24 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Thanks for the concern...today we got a new pig and he is healthier than
the last one....His name is Flash and is a great companion...He'll never
take the place of my Hijo but now he can have his own place in my
heart...
 
 
 

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Post by Jens-Eike Jesa » Sun, 26 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Susan> today we got a new pig and he is healthier than
Susan> the last one....His name is Flash and is a great companion...He'll never
Susan> take the place of my Hijo but now he can have his own place in my
Susan> heart...

isn't your heart big enough for a friend for
Flash ? There isn't anything you could do for Flash
that made him happier than that..

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Gruss / with best regards

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Post by Susan Lechu » Mon, 27 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Bad news about Flash...on march 25 he too was strucken with illness and
died at the vets office...I will no longer buy gps from a certain chain
of stores...On a lighter note today I went to the Humane Society and
found a beautiful 1 1/2 year old male peruvian and named him Elvis...We
have taken him to the vet and he is healthy....Now finally I can enjoy
being a gp owner instead of mourner...Thanks for all the advice and
concern...
 
 
 

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Post by Magoozi » Mon, 27 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Susan -

Could you please tell us the  name of the store that you bought
your sick pets from so others don't make the same mistake!  We
had a similar experience last year when we bought our 11 year
old daughter her FIRST pet at PetCo.  We now have a beautiful
abysinnian girl named "Chloe." We adopted this past December from
a guinea pig rescue and she is very healthy! Good luck with
Elvis!

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Post by Susan Lechu » Tue, 28 Mar 2000 04:00:00


I did not mean to bring about an uproar on certain chains...The problem
is not the stores but the suppliers...If it helps after you buy a pet
from a store take him to the vet immediately and have him checked for
illnesses...I'm sorry again but this is not the stores fault...they only
receive and cannot prevent this from happening...Elvis is doing
great...he slept really well and has a healthy appitite....He is the
best thing that has happened to me...Thank god for shelters where
animals are healthy and needed!
 
 
 

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Post by Jens-Eike Jesa » Tue, 28 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Magoozin> Susan -
Magoozin> Could you please tell us the  name of the store that you bought
Magoozin> your sick pets from so others don't make the same mistake!

Yes, indeed. It's very important to *say* who
sells sick animals, so people can avoid the stores and
force them to care about them.

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Post by Gruntmonke » Tue, 28 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Much is the same with stores around here.  Though the stores have their
faults as well.  Does the store have any alternate means of getting GP's?
Are there any other breeders that it could go through?  We are breeders and
would NEVER send a GP that was either *** or in bad health to go to a
pet store to be sold.  Most people that go to pet stores to purchase GP's
don't know the first thing about them, we've been witness to it.  It only
makes it worse when the suppliers send animals that are ill, ***, or
over stressed from the transporting.  There must be some way to do something
about these types.  Shelters are really great too but were we are located,
very few ever get sent to the shelters, we actually have our names there so
if there are any GP's brought in we can rescue them.  We have had one call
in two months.

Right now there are really no other GP breeders that are even in our state
that we know of.  It is frustrating to say the least because we have to rely
on either purchasing them at the pet stores or spend unbelievable amounts to
have them shipped here from other parts of the US.  Can you see now why we
would be so frustrated?

I'm glad that Elvis is doing good, it's fantastic you had the opportunity to
rescue him from the shelter and give him all of your love.


Quote:
> I did not mean to bring about an uproar on certain chains...The problem
> is not the stores but the suppliers...If it helps after you buy a pet
> from a store take him to the vet immediately and have him checked for
> illnesses...I'm sorry again but this is not the stores fault...they only
> receive and cannot prevent this from happening...Elvis is doing
> great...he slept really well and has a healthy appitite....He is the
> best thing that has happened to me...Thank god for shelters where
> animals are healthy and needed!

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Post by Magoozi » Tue, 28 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Susan - I somewhat disagree that it is not the store's fault
because the bottom line is that they still sold a sick, ***,
underweight animal!  Stores don't have to accept sick animals
from the breeders and they do NOT need to sell them to the public
until they are HEALTHY!  A pet store handles lots of animals and
should be experts on the pets they sell to mostly naieve, novice
pet owners!  This is taking advantage for profit!  A friend of
mine bought two guinea pigs from a caring pet store. They had
selected one guinea pig which the shop would not let them take
home until it was a little older, heavier and healthier!  Had the
Petco where we bought our first GP had acted as responsibly as
this then our family tragedy could have been prevented.  My
daughter was devastated!
In article

Quote:

>I did not mean to bring about an uproar on certain chains...The
problem
>is not the stores but the suppliers...If it helps after you buy
a pet
>from a store take him to the vet immediately and have him
checked for
>illnesses...I'm sorry again but this is not the stores
fault...they only
>receive and cannot prevent this from happening...Elvis is doing
>great...he slept really well and has a healthy appitite....He is
the
>best thing that has happened to me...Thank god for shelters
where
>animals are healthy and needed!

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Post by Tamm » Thu, 30 Mar 2000 04:00:00


So sorry for your loss.  
Tammy

"It's good to have a lineman you can look straight in the belly button."  Larry
Csonka on 6'6", 285-pound Gordon King

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Post by David Perle, The Fool On the Hi » Mon, 03 Apr 2000 05:00:00


   I've noticed a lot of complaints about PetCo recently.  Some on
here, and there's even a front-page thing about them on the Peta web
site.  (www.peta-online.com)  I'm sure that there are caring and
knowledgeable employees around these stores, but there seems to be a
common thread connecting the great majority of them.  For example, it
seems to be common practice to place overtly ill animals in the
freezer to die!

David
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Post by Tamm » Wed, 05 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
>For example, it seems to be common practice to place overtly ill animals in

the
freezer to die!

Quote:
>David

That's terrible!  How could anyone live with themselves after doing such a
terrible thing?  Personally, I love snuggling with my piggies on a cold
Winter's day.  They are usually warmer than I am!  And so fuzzy and cute!!!

Tammy

"Sometimes God gives you physical talents and takes away your brain."  Mike
Ditka, on Tim Harris.

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