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  1. Introducing Pearl

    In the wake of Spuds' passing, I adopted a new companion for Mable. She had been surrendered to petco as the girl that had owned her didn't want to take care of her any more. They said that her name was Daisy and that she was 6 months old. I renamed her Pearl and figure she's definitely older than 1 year; she has adult nails, weighs 2 pounds 11 ounces, and has cataracts.

    I was afraid that when I got her, it would feel like I was replacing Spuds. She looks so much like him, but I realized ...
  2. Pet store cages are entirely too small

    I still have the cage that Mable's previous owners kept her in and the cage that Chicken and Waffles' previous owners kept them in; I use them as temporary cages for when I do a full cage change. The pigs are only in them for 30 minutes while we change out the cages, but they manage to pee everywhere in them. Tonight, I was measuring those 2 cages to make a liner for them so the pigs wouldn't have to be on wet newspaper when I do a full cage change out.

    I was shocked at how small they ...
  3. Cherry

    Last month, I posted about Cherry losing so much weight due to what we thought were overgrown teeth. We took her in for a molar trimming, and as it turned out, she actually has a deformity in her tongue which is why she was only able to eat mash and couldn't eat solid food well. The vet did a very light planning of her molars that day.

    Cherry is doing so good! The molar trimming really helped her; she's learned to eat hay by using the side of her mouth and is steadily gaining weight ...
  4. 14 free Uhaul pads

    I went to the Uhaul store in town the other day to see if they had any of the recycled denim pads. Since the University of Iowa campus is downtown, all the students are getting ready to move back and Uhaul had stocked up on moving supplies. There were piles of rental furniture pads sitting outside, so we talked to an employee asking if we could have the old rentals when they were ready to throw them away. The employee said he would talk to his manager and get back to us.

    We didn't ...
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  5. Craigslist Ad

    I was up late last night looking through Craigslist to kill sometime and I saw an a listing from the 15th titled "Free Pair of Guinea Pigs." I clicked on the ad and all it said was "Pair of male guinea pigs. Cream color. 7 inches long." There weren't any pictures, so I'm sure the person didn't care what happened to the pigs.

    I wanted to get the pigs and foster them so they wouldn't end up in some horrible place, so we emailed and texted the lister today like the ...
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