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August 24th, 2018 at 9:57:43 AM permalink
It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to our pet guinea pig, Marcy, today. The earliest picture I have of her was dated October 2013, when she was already fully grown, so she is five years old. Guinea pig life expectancy is about four to six years.

Marcy was a very friendly tame guinea pig. She enjoyed being petted and eating carrots, lettuce, and especially cilantro. For a guinea pig, she was a bit on the quiet side. I've had others that were rather obnoxious with squeaking all the time, but Marcy was never very demanding or impatient. Sometimes we took care of another guinea pig and Marcy never got along with the other one very well.

About a year ago she developed a tumor on her belly, which we had surgically removed. The doctor said she probably couldn't get all of it and it would probably return soon. However, Marcy bounced back from the operation quickly and lived another year or so. However, the tumor came back with vengeance recently. I don't think she can survive another operation. I've had lots of guinea pigs before and I can tell when they are ready to go, and she is ready.

Guinea pigs make great pets if you're looking for something small and low maintenance. Much better than hamsters and rabbits. I've owned lots of them, if anyone has any questions.

At 4:00 I have the dreaded appointment.

Good bye Marcy. You were one of the best guinea pigs I ever had.





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August 24th, 2018 at 10:04:50 AM permalink
I'm sorry Mike :(
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August 24th, 2018 at 10:06:51 AM permalink
Sorry to hear Mike. Family pets are usually just that... part of the family =/.
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August 24th, 2018 at 10:08:16 AM permalink
I’m sorry to hear about that, my fiancé and I have two, they’re good little pets.
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August 24th, 2018 at 10:09:57 AM permalink
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Sorry to hear Mike. Family pets are usually just that... part of the family =/.



You're absolutely right. That's the problem with pets, you always outlive them. Still, the joy they bring you is well worth the pain of saying good-bye.
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August 24th, 2018 at 10:10:20 AM permalink
A tip of the hat to Marcy.and my sincere condolences. I would guess the kids won't take it well.

Maybe you can find an iguana in the desert or a litter swapped at Burning Man.
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August 24th, 2018 at 10:25:31 AM permalink
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A tip of the hat to Marcy.and my sincere condolences. I would guess the kids won't take it well.

Maybe you can find an iguana in the desert or a litter swapped at Burning Man.



My younger 12-year-old daughter is not taking this well. She played the violin for Marcy on her last night. We timed the dreaded appointment so the kids could say a final goodbye after school. I think it is important they have that closure, even though many tears will be shed.

We still have our dog. I've always thought about getting a parrot, maybe an African Grey.
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August 24th, 2018 at 10:32:42 AM permalink
RIP Marcy. :-(

I like the first picture. Cute feller.
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August 24th, 2018 at 10:51:49 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

My younger 12-year-old daughter is not taking this well. She played the violin for Marcy on her last night. We timed the dreaded appointment so the kids could say a final goodbye after school. I think it is important they have that closure, even though many tears will be shed.

We still have our dog. I've always thought about getting a parrot, maybe an African Grey.



My sympathies on your loss Mike. My family had guinea pigs growing up. They were cute and all, but they weren't trainable (or we, as kids, didn't work with them enough). We kept them in a hutch outside, as they were very good at converting their pellet food into droppings. They would whistle excitedly when you approached them with carrots.

I appreciate that you were willing to spend the money on life-extending surgery for Marcy. She must have had a comfortable life.

I recommend waiting a while and thinking carefully about the parrot Mike. They can live a very long time and will likely outlast you. Then what?
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My younger 12-year-old daughter is not taking this well. She played the violin for Marcy on her last night. We timed the dreaded appointment so the kids could say a final goodbye after school. I think it is important they have that closure, even though many tears will be shed.

We still have our dog. I've always thought about getting a parrot, maybe an African Grey.

Sorry for your loss.


I think you should get a ferret, not a parrot.



Ridding unicycles is weird/odd enough, add a parrot to that and well...


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