tringlomane
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August 24th, 2018 at 1:19:11 PM permalink
My condolences, Wiz. :(
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August 24th, 2018 at 1:36:03 PM permalink
Yeah, losing a pet is sort of like losing a member of your family.

Not to turn dark or anything, but did you know that guinea pig, aka cuyes, is a delicacy in some South American countries?

Word has it that foodies in the USA are indulging.

What better epitaph than "Ah, she was ... delicious."
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August 24th, 2018 at 2:11:14 PM permalink
My condolences to you and your family.
Take care out there. Spare a thought for the newly poor who were happy in their world just a few days ago, but whose whole way of life just collapsed..
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August 24th, 2018 at 3:20:48 PM permalink
Wasn't there a video of Marcy posted around here somewhere?
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August 24th, 2018 at 4:25:14 PM permalink
aww.. how cute.

RIP :(

you going to get another guinea pig Wiz?
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August 24th, 2018 at 5:20:17 PM permalink
Goodbye to be poor, sweet, wonderful Marcy. :(I'm so sorry for your loss, Wizard. :( I hope you find comfort in this time of utmost grief.
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August 24th, 2018 at 6:37:45 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

Yeah, losing a pet is sort of like losing a member of your family.



Indeed. I must admit that I shed more tears over Marcy than when my father passed. There could be lots of reasons, but my father was in such terrible shape, I was praying hoping for death. Also, and disagree with me if you wish, but I think that parents love their kids more than their kids love them back. That love going downward is also what you feel for pets.

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Not to turn dark or anything, but did you know that guinea pig, aka cuyes, is a delicacy in some South American countries?



Yes. Both my mother and older daughter have been to Peru but abstained from eating guinea pigs out of my love of them. My mother said people in Peru let dozens of them run all over the floor and they eat one when they get hungry. Interesting how a pet in one country is meat in another. Another interesting thing is how the Spanish word for guinea pig varies from one country to another.

Anyway, as planned, we let Marcy go at 4:00 today. The vet said they could try to save her, but would respect our decision either way. Marcy was five, which is old for a guinea pig, and had a very aggressive form of cancer. She won the fight once, but this time her tumor came back out of nowhere and she was bleeding all over her cage the last couple days. I'm more about living well than living long.
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August 24th, 2018 at 6:48:48 PM permalink
Any chance Marcy actually has been making your football picks the last few years, so we have a shot now?

I have had an African grey for 37 years, he is a great pet and very entertaining.
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August 24th, 2018 at 6:54:30 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

Yeah, losing a pet is sort of like losing a member of your family.

Unless they are frogs.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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August 24th, 2018 at 7:10:43 PM permalink
Quote: Johnzimbo

I have had an African grey for 37 years, he is a great pet and very entertaining.

Is he noisy sometimes when you wish he would not be?

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