Posts Tagged ‘Murphy’

You know – The usual

I did my pet chores this morning, hung out for fifteen minutes, and then thought ‘Where’s Yue?’. Yue is my ten year old cat, who MEERs every day, has huge crazy blue eyes, and a pink nose. I went to go find her, and I found her hiding spot. She did not meer. Her blue […]

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Murphy : 4 year old guinea pig

I realized I hadn’t given any update for March. Her blood came back and appeared negative for lymphoma. Her weight went up, then back down, and we went to the local vet and she was put on antibiotics because she was doing this weird huffing. They wanted to do a few tests, but that would […]

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Happy Birthday – Now, go to the vet!

My nugget, Murphy, turned 4 years old on February 11th. I noticed very tiny behavioral changes on Tuesday, so I decided to weigh her. She is 914 grams. In October, she was 980-990 grams. Hmmph. Murphy’s teeth are still good after her dental. Her heart is not as strong as they would like it to […]

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When your guinea pig herd shrinks to 1

I never thought all our interactions would be snack-based. Murphy has been my single piggy for over 3 months. She hates to be handled. She’s always asking for snacks. She’s usually really active. I wish she’d stop biting me. I had to clip her nails last week, and you’d think she was as mad as […]

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Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and no animals were harmed – only mom

View this post on Instagram #guineapigs #adoptdontshop #abyssinian #crazyhair #notagain #chickennuggets #petsofinstagram #happyholidays #christmas #xmas A post shared by Lala (@deadcherries) on Dec 24, 2018 at 8:55am PST View this post on Instagram @petco gave us antlers this morning Princess Yue Pajama Pants was our best model #petstagram #catcostume #getitoff #mirrormirror #gotitfree #adoptdontshop #Repost @dismalmoron […]

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Single Pet Parent of the Week

I was going to put together a list of things I enjoy for my cats, and that you may as well for the holidays, but life once again happened. My mental health is oh so wonderful this time of year in a part of the country that still believes in changing time twice a year. […]

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Depression in Guinea Pigs

There is a warning that prey animals can get depressed and die when they lose their mates, family members, herd members, pack. You have to watch them very closely, keep up with weight checks, and give them more attention to encourage them to stay out and be active. I have watched how my guinea pigs […]

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Guinea pig gaining weight with bad teeth

My title is not as bad as it seems, but you’ll understand this in a few. Murphy somehow managed to break the other tooth next to the broken one, and I assume they are more even. I can’t confirm because they are sharp, and she bites when you try to muzzle her with your fingertips […]

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My guinea pigs are falling apart

I realized I last discussed about Lily’s passing, but I haven’t updated on Murphy other than her temperament. My last guinea pig, Murphy (Lily’s daughter), ended up breaking a tooth on something. Now, she has malocclusion, and gets her dental done on Monday. Everything needs trimmed under anesthesia from her molars to her incisors. Again […]

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Single guinea pig

It’s been a week, and Murphy is working out alright. She’s talking to us all day long with sassy attitude. Hey Lady! Oh!!! That Guy! You Too! And she’s always asking us for treats. This evening I had just left the dining room area and sat on the couch. I looked over and she was […]

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