Tuesday, June 29, 2010

~**~Get Well Soon, Mama Pig~**~

              Mama Pig's formal "portrait", photoshopped by my oldest daughter in what else, a vintage theme. 

Mama Pig's more recent picture,  recooperating from her injury.

3 years ago while browsing in our local humane society, we came across what was to be a new member of our family..... Mama Pig, the Guinea Pig. For $20, cage and all we brought her home as a surprise to my then 7 year old daughter.  She has proven to be one of the sweetest little animals our household has ever had, always greeting those who walk by with a  squeek of delight, and always ready to curl up in someones lap for a quiet rest.   She has been easy going, easy to maintain, she is just a great little pet.  However about a month ago, somehow she ruptured her cornea.  The vet indicated the best chance of saving her life was removal of her eye, and even then, rodents do not take surgery well and many times die from the stress of it.  I didn't want Mama Pig to suffer at all, but I also didn't want to throw in the towel just yet, so with some medications to control pain, reduce inflammation and fight infection, I brought her home for what seemed like a hopeless cause.  3 more vet appointments, a glaucoma test and a couple hundred dollars later,  I am happy to say that Mama Pig is doing outstandlingly well.  The vet is amazed, I am thrilled, and the whole family is relieved.  She is not completely out of the woods yet, as there now is always  a chance of her developing glaucoma, but with luck on her side, she will live out the rest of her life happy and pain free.  We saved Mama Pig's life... twice.  Once when we adopted her from the animal shelter, and now by not giving up when all seemed hopeless for her.  The point of this story is to prove how a trip to a humane society, animal rescue group or a local animal shelter, can save the life of a once homeless animal.  It can enrich your life as well. I will never regret any of our adoptions, and urge anyone thinking of  adding a member to your household, to please consider adoption.  Now more than ever, as many families are having to surrender their beloved animals due to financial reasons.  Please keep your fingers crossed about Mama Pig.  And please be kind to animals~~~


whyte said...

I have to believe your care, attention and mostly love was the reason! That's why your vet was surprised! It takes more than medicine for God's creatures. Love the photoshop your daughter did. And yes, I think pet adoption has been one of the most rewarding experiences I've had. o

Sant Angelo Designs said...

She's a cutie and you are a sweetheart, Carol.


Wonderful right up, love the adopting pets. You can always count on being pleasantly surprised from them. Mama pig looks like such a sweet little thing, glad she's on the mend and sure all the love did the trick.

Anonymous said...

What a great story! I think love does, indeed, make a difference. We have a little rescue dog who was only given weeks to live as a pup. With our resolve to do whatever we could to save her, along with the help of a caring veterinarian, we now have a boisterous, healthy two-year old who loves her doggy life, and is one of our greatest joys.

I will definitely keep my fingers crossed for Mama Pig, and send lots of good vibes your way. Animals need us, though I'm not sure we don't need them even more than they need us! I certainly can't picture a home without furry companions.

Take care...I would like to come back and see how Mama P's doing, if that's okay...