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    Lightbulb Let's write to Ellen Degeneres re: Timothy Olyphant discusses his "boring" pet

    Did anyone see the segment on Ellen where Timothy Olyphant said his family has a pet guinea pig, but it's an, "unfortunate situation bc it's very cute but it does nothing and only fun for maybe 6 weeks." I wrote a letter to Ellen, and I would really love it if more people would contact her. Let's keep it respectful and urge her to run a small segment on proper guinea pig care! Below is my letter, for an example, and I included a pigture of my sweet boys with one of their yummy salads. Of course, Wild Thing was standing on the bowl, as usual!

    http://www.ellentv.com/be-on-the-show/10/

    Dear Ellen,

    A few days ago you had Timothy Olyphant on your show. It saddened me to hear that he purchased a guinea pig as a pet for his children and found it disinteresting and boring. There is a community of guinea pig enthusiasts who would like to take this opportunity to see if you can help us spread the word that these are not boring pets to be purchased and played with for a few weeks, then neglected for the rest of their lives. It happens so very often that people purchase these pets from large retail pet stores, their children lose interest, and they become neglected animals often given to shelters when the novelty wears off. I have adopted two of these shelter animals and find daily enjoyment in their BIG personalities! Given the appropriate amount of cage space and human interaction, they are loving creatures with antics that keep you laughing all day. Seeing them jump for joy and "wheek" with excitement every time you open the fridge around dinner makes me laugh every day. They play games with each other and with me, they like toys, they need daily exercise in a big space. They are quite a bit of work, but a joy in my life, and in the lives of so many who give them the proper care they deserve. Please consider dedicating a segment to repair the remarks of Mr. Olyphant, or have him back to learn proper care and treatment so his family can get the enjoyment both they and the pig deserve.

    Thank you,
    (name here)




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    Re: Let's write to Ellen Degeneres re: Timothy Olyphant discusses his "boring" pet

    I like this idea a lot! I am sure if she happens to get a flood of sudden emails regarding the guinea pigs she will have to do something about it!

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    Re: Let's write to Ellen Degeneres re: Timothy Olyphant discusses his "boring" pet

    It looks like the poor little pig is in a pet store cage. Maybe he would magically become more interesting if they got the guinea pig a bigger cage....

    I like the idea of sending letters. You should also send in your cutest guinea pig picture.

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    Re: Let's write to Ellen Degeneres re: Timothy Olyphant discusses his "boring" pet

    He is also a single pig. He has a store bouhgt cage. The kids don't want him, he doesn't want him. And he doesn't have a friend. Sounds like a sad life if you ask me.

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    Re: Let's write to Ellen Degeneres re: Timothy Olyphant discusses his "boring" pet

    I sent in a letter. I like ellen and used to watch her but not anymore since she changed to afternoons. I added a pic of my piggy too!

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    Re: Let's write to Ellen Degeneres re: Timothy Olyphant discusses his "boring" pet

    I've sent a letter as well as a picture. (:

    I watch her after school as my Nana watches her.

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    Re: Let's write to Ellen Degeneres re: Timothy Olyphant discusses his "boring" pet

    I hope that she'll listen to the letters. It shocks me that she's an animal advocate, yet she allowed that to be said unchallenged on her show. I guess it shows that small animals aren't on the radar of too many "animal lovers." Hopefully this is a chance to change that, educate her, and potentially get some accurate information about guinea pigs out to a huge audience.

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    Re: Let's write to Ellen Degeneres re: Timothy Olyphant discusses his "boring" pet

    You guys are awesome! Let's keep it up!

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    Re: Let's write to Ellen Degeneres re: Timothy Olyphant discusses his "boring" pet

    im writting a letter now!

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    Re: Let's write to Ellen Degeneres re: Timothy Olyphant discusses his "boring" pet

    What is the address to send to??!

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    Re: Let's write to Ellen Degeneres re: Timothy Olyphant discusses his "boring" pet

    Wrote a letter, going to get every member in my house to under their name. This is great and I think if she gets 100+ letters something will be done about this.

    Hopefully anyways!

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    Re: Let's write to Ellen Degeneres re: Timothy Olyphant discusses his "boring" pet

    Awesome idea! I will write a letter as well and include a picture of my awesome cage.

    @petgal49 - use this link

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    Re: Let's write to Ellen Degeneres re: Timothy Olyphant discusses his "boring" pet

    Wrote in and send a copy of my avatar photo.

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    Re: Let's write to Ellen Degeneres re: Timothy Olyphant discusses his "boring" pet

    I re watched it and watched Ellen's reaction. As an animal lover herself I thought it was odd but I was in more shock at what he said the first time around. Watching it the second time I noticed very small irritations with her. I don't think she was happy either.

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    Re: Let's write to Ellen Degeneres re: Timothy Olyphant discusses his "boring" pet

    I also wrote a letter. Fingers crossed that with all of us writing to Ellen something will be accomplished.

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    Re: Let's write to Ellen Degeneres re: Timothy Olyphant discusses his "boring" pet

    IS there a link to watch it online? I missed it...

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    Re: Let's write to Ellen Degeneres re: Timothy Olyphant discusses his "boring" pet

    Quote Originally Posted by petgal49 View Post
    What is the address to send to??!
    In case you didn't catch it below from @Inle_Rabbit, here it is! Be A Part Of The Show - Request Form | EllenTV.com

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    Re: Let's write to Ellen Degeneres re: Timothy Olyphant discusses his "boring" pet

    Thats so sad! Poor guinea pig! Also he thinks the guinea pig will live 4-5 years? Uh oh! I see that pig is gonna be at the shelter real soon! Tiny cage, no friend, colored food bits, well DUH, no wonder the poor thing is boring! How do you think he feels! SO Sad! I hope more people can get on this and write something to her!

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    Re: Let's write to Ellen Degeneres re: Timothy Olyphant discusses his "boring" pet

    I posted it on my rescues facebook page and also on my personal FB page!

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