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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-04-2009, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy My Fiance's little sister's guinea pig died......now I'm dealing with her mom?

So here is the story........my Fiance's 11 year old sister's 3 year old guinea pig died on Dec. 1st 2009. She was of course very sad and cried, but quickly got over it nearing the end of the day after we buried it.

On that day her mom wouldn't stop crying because she felt guilty for never taking it to the vet (Her mother hates animals and anything to do with them), and the guinea pig got sick and died unexpectedly. The guinea pig DID make it to a vet, but not in time. We still don't know how she died.

Either way, the day after it died, her mother threw the very expensive cage into the backyard after me and my Fiance' called and said we'd like to keep it if she was just going to throw it away. She said we have until next Monday to get it or she is throwing it away, after we said we wanted it she tossed the dirty cage into the back yard like it's trash...but it wasn't even her property. WE bought the cage for her.

Naturally I am very mad because one day she is crying and remorseful and the next day she is all saying "The cage has served it's purpose" and is tossing it into the back yard to get ruined.

When we mentioned if his sister can ever get another guinea pig, because she'd like that very much, her mother said "No, I am not going through that again". Going through WHAT again? She is acting VERY selfish. It has always been about her. It's been a few days and the guinea pig's area is completely cleared out already, and everything that belonged to the guinea pig is now thrown away.

Does anyone have any advice? I have no idea what to say to this woman. Neither my Fiance' or his little sister know how to knock sense into her.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-07-2009, 05:30 AM
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She's the adult.
The animals is legally her responsibility, not the 11 year old.

You don't know if she got really sad or not.

I don't see how this is selfish.
If she doesn't want animals, it's good she's saying no, because if anything happens, it's her fault...

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Perhaps she's too sad to have another. Some people greive that way, by throwing out things.


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-11-2009, 09:50 AM
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If she doesn't like animals and wouldn't take it to the vet,then I think it is best they don't get another.Because as mentioned,an 11 yr old cannot/is not going to be fully responsible for the guinea pig.I really wanted pigs when I was 10 and 11 and mom wouldn't let me,I am glad she didn't...because now as an adult with guinea pig experiance,I know that I would of never wanted to take on their care as a kid.

In my opinion,the kid should wait until she is older and more responsible or can move out on her own.It is not really fair to the animal to have to live where it is not really wanted.




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