Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Fat Pig

When we adopted Gidget to be Moe's companion, the former owner assured me she was infertile, as she had tried previously to breed her. I should've never believed it, because as the following photos show, she is definitely bulging at the seams...

I'm guessing we'll be blessed with guinea piglets sometime in the next week to 10 days.

I've never been an advocate for allowing my pets to reproduce so that my kids can experience the miracle of birth, or for any other random reason, because I think it's foolish to add to the pet population when there are already so many that need homes. That's why I feel a bit ashamed at hoping against hope that nature wouldn't take it's course with our guinea pigs and ending up with a very pregnant Gidget.

So, Mr. Moe has an appointment with the vet tomorrow for some very "delicate" surgery.

Neutering guinea pigs is apparently quite a bit trickier than on a cat or dog, so it requires a vet who specializes in small animals. Luckily we have a local vet who is qualified. Vets generally won't spay females, and even the neutering is very involved and is therefore more expensive which is the reason I didn't get him done earlier.

Thus our adventure into "pig farming" begins. I'll admit that I am kind of looking forward to seeing the little cuties.

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LisAway said...

Wow! She's got quite a tummy full! I wonder how many she'll have.

Rick O'Shay said...

Poor Mr. Moe. Has no clue the fate that awates. :(

Rose said...

Let's do a guess on how many. I say seven!

Poor Mr. Moe!

This reminds me of a funny story. One time, my sister and I took pity on this poor little doggy that a family was giving away, they said that they would have to bring her to the pound if no one took her. So I brought her home, she was a poodle mix but she was very matted and lumpy, which is why we hadn't noticed that she was pregnant! One day while I was at work, my sister calls me and tells me she found a nest of rats under my bed! Only, they weren't rats but puppies. They were super cute and I did find homes for all three.

Hick said...

How soon will the little ones start producing? You may have a "situation" here.

Did you ever see the old Star Trek episode, "The Trouble with Tribbles"?

Magirk said...

Wow! Good luck with everything - EVERYTHING. Haha! ;-D

Sounds like fun and excitement at your place. But I have to say I don't envy you - I've got enough little bodies running around here. ;-)

Seriously, good luck, and I hope everything goes well.