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  1. mamattorney

    Owning a Pet store

    You could continue with your pet sitting and offer free delivery of products for your clients.
  2. mamattorney

    Owning a Pet store

    I would say the "best" (from a consumer standpoint) thing a petstore could do is to KNOW what you sell and only choose to sell products that are appropriate and healthy for the animal. As a consumer, I would love to enter a pet shop and know that ANYTHING I purchased would be a good choice for...
  3. mamattorney

    Pig causing roaches?!

    I agree (none ever here in IL we get earwigs (gross), but I lived in New Orleans for four years and roaches were much more prevalent). Our exterminator always said - the big ones are walking in the door, it's when you see babies that you have to worry!
  4. mamattorney

    i have a question about medical dogs

    I'm very sorry to hear about your friend. I'm glad she had a friend like you. What do you need to know about diabetes? I would speak to her endocrinologist's office and see if they have a local clinic or other place they would recommend donating the pump/unused supplies. FYI - once insulin...
  5. mamattorney

    Pet Sitting Cost?

    Cheaper is always better when it comes to pet sitting; I think that's why it's hard to have a pet sitting business. If it's going to be your job, you have to charge enough to make it worthwhile, but you are competing against friends and neighbors who charge little to no money for the same...
  6. mamattorney

    Pet Sitting Cost?

    The pet sitter I was considering charges by the visit regardless as to the type of pet. $15 a visit (I suppose more if you want your dog walked) for all pets in the home. So the costs go up depending upon how many times a day you need her to stop by. For a dog without a dog door/fenced yard...
  7. mamattorney

    Guinea Pig Names!

    We have two girl piggies. The first is named Marshmallow. Here she is: We named her that because, to me, she looks just like . . . a toasted marshmallow! Our other piggie is Fluff: We named her Fluff because she's a teddy, so very fluffy, but also because it "goes" with Marshmallow.
  8. mamattorney

    Judging others?

    I can somewhat relate. I don't have out of the ordinary piercings or tattoos, but when I was 16, I went through a "not found in nature" hair stage. Blue, bright pink, cherry red, purple, etc. I was an excellent student and was very trustworthy with a good head on my shoulders, so my mom let...
  9. mamattorney


    I don't really know how anyone can have an issue with euthanization for space if all avenues to find homes for adoptable animals are being pursued. They are open admission shelters ours is run by the county - they HAVE to take an animal if one walks in the door. They get the strays, the...
  10. mamattorney


    I think an open admission shelter is by its very nature a facility that will euthanize for space if necessary. They can't turn away any animal that is surrendered. I posted a picture awhile back about our local county animal shelter (coincidentally - from where I adopted my guinea pigs) and it...
  11. mamattorney

    which came first? the pigs or your knowledge of pigs.

    researched first for a couple of months.
  12. mamattorney

    Do Your Dogs Wear Pajamas?

    How adorable! Nope. Our dog does not own a stitch of clothing beyond her collar.
  13. mamattorney

    Was highschool the best 4 years of your life?

    After waxing poetic about my highschool years, I just also want to say that I think it's much harder to be in high school today than it was back in the (ahem) late 1980's early 1990's. We didn't have mobile phones (texting, cameras on us 24/7 and photoshop) or Facebook or even email. With the...
  14. mamattorney

    Was highschool the best 4 years of your life?

    I thought high school was a lot of fun! Best years of my life? That's so hard to say since all ages come with different "firsts" and different ideas of fun. High school was really my first taste of freedom. Loved the freedom of being a new driver in high school - so fun heading out to the...
  15. mamattorney

    Expensive pets!

    I just did this - here are my costs: cage: $49.22 Uhaul: $39.75, but I over ordered Joann fabric (enough for 4 set fleece; overbought a bit): $64.10 hideys, water bottle, food dish, hay rack, nail scissors, brush: $55.66 Table to put cage on $38.14 small dustpan/broom and hair remover: $12.75...
  16. mamattorney

    Today my husband got hit by car

    MissJean - I didn't realize that he didn't have health insurance at all; I know you said your new insurance hadn't started, but I just assumed that he was still on the previous job's insurance via COBRA. If he worked for a company that has to offer a continuation of coverage via COBRA, I...
  17. mamattorney

    Today my husband got hit by car

    I'm so sorry that happened to your husband. I hope he makes a very speedy and full recovery. Not to be a Debbie Downer, but before you start to see lots of dollar signs in your head from fabulous lawsuit settlements, remember you can't get blood from a stone. If he was hit by a Coca Cola...
  18. mamattorney

    Favorite Holiday Movie??

    A Christmas Story, for sure.
  19. mamattorney

    What will your pigs be getting for the holidays?

    If they can be patient and celebrate Christmas/Hanukkah (we celebrate both at home) a little late; a couple of lucky guinea pigs will get a forever home with us for the holidays!
  20. mamattorney

    Prayers to those involved in the CT shooting.

    This is awful beyond words; I'm heartbroken for the entire community.