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06-07-06, 03:48 am
Hi there! I'm Sarah and I've had guinea pig companions for 5 years now. I have 10 guinea pigs and I go by the name Maisiepaisie on several other forums as a tribute to my long time friend who was with me until last year. Poor Maisie had been used by a breeder who didn't want her when she became too old but I hope I made up for her bad start in life. She lived with me for 4 and a half years and was approximately 7 years old when she died. Here's my favourite pic of Maisie.

I'm pleased to see there are some veggies and vegans on this forum. I stopped eating meat 22 years ago at the age of 13 and early last year I became vegan after learning about the atrocities of the dairy industry. I spend a lot of my time campaigning for animal rights and have set up a page at myspace to promote the issues that are close to my heart including a link to cavy cages. I don't know how I would have housed my piggies without the cage building info on this site and I am so grateful, thank you. Click here (http://www.myspace.com/maisiepaisie) to view my page but I must WARN you there are a couple of VERY GRAPHIC images which some people may find distressing.

Anyway I've waffled on enough for now but I'd just like to say that I'm looking forward to chatting to you all and sharing info about my favourite animals in the world - guinea pigs!

06-07-06, 04:02 am
I forgot to mention that I also have 2 rabbits and 2 hamsters. Oh how could I forget my other furry friends :o

06-07-06, 05:29 am
Welcome to the forum. Maisie was a beautiful pig.

06-07-06, 06:33 am
She was a beautiful piggie. Welcome to the site.

06-07-06, 08:27 am
Welcome, Sarah! You will be in great company here. There are lots of us (most of us) who feel as strongly about animal rights as you do.
Maisie was a gorgeous girl. What are your 10 piggies' names?

Laura ~ CCC

My Baby Mu
06-07-06, 10:59 am
Welcome to the forum. Maisie was a beautiful girl.

06-07-06, 11:04 am
Welcome. Your girl was very beautiful. You will find this is the best site for GP's and a vgetarian site that is very helpful. Again, welcome.

06-07-06, 02:41 pm
Welcome to the forum! Maisie was very pretty. I know that she appriciated the better home you gave her for the second part of her life.

06-08-06, 05:30 pm
Thank you all for the warm welcomes. My piggies names are Millie, Flossie, Hazel, Poppy, Mimi, Lola, Timmy (neutered and living with girls), Rusty Pebbles and Patches. I think I noticed a thread for posting pics so I will be posting a few pics there soon :)

Percy's Mom
06-08-06, 05:31 pm
Feel free to post your pigtures here as well. The more the better! We love pigtures of sweet piggies.

06-08-06, 05:43 pm
Thanks Percy's Mom. I just realised I only have one other picture of my current piggies on photobucket that you haven't seen. That's Hazel in my avatar. I am planning to upload some more over the next few days so I would love to post pics of them all. I just took some gorgeous ones of Rusty showing his cutie little mouth. To start off with, heres one of Pebbles


My Baby Mu
06-08-06, 08:04 pm
Aww, she's so cute!

06-10-06, 01:11 am
Pebbles is actually a boy. I suppose it is a girly name though. I had loads of beautiful pics of all my animals but they're on my old PC and I haven't figured out how to transfer them yet but here are some more pics I've just uploaded.





I just realised when I listed my piggies names I missed out Mavis and put Mimi instead. Mimi was Mavis and Lola's sister who unfortunately died a few weeks ago.

06-10-06, 02:53 am
When my first post here was edited by the mods because of very graphic pictures on the page I linked to, it made me think about those pictures on my page. I decided that the rabbit picture wasn't serving any purpose and could only upset people so I've now removed it. The only upsetting picture now is the dead pigs heads. That will stay because I feel that meat eaters should see the devastation they cause and it might just get them to stop. Apologies if I've upset anyone with that rabbit picture as I remember how I cried when I first saw it about 2 years ago.

My Baby Mu
06-10-06, 01:10 pm
Pebbles is actually a boy

Sorry, I wasn't sure. Pebbles is a cute little boy. All very cute.

06-10-06, 01:55 pm
Nice page, thanks for the link and welcome aboard!