By animallover - 26/06/2011 05:39 - United States

Today, I found out that my beloved guinea pig has impaction. For the rest of his life it will be my duty to clean out his rectum manually every month, or every week/day if it gets worse. FML
I agree, your life sucks 34 567
You deserved it 5 295

Same thing different taste

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ImaWiseGuy 5

I guess that's how you rectify a situation...literally...


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godlybacon 5

Honestly? If you don't have anything productive or consoling to say, don't comment.

takeapieandrun 9

He just wanted first post, and as a result didn't take the time to make sire his comment didn't fail

the easy solution to this is to buy some guinea pig laxatives, the little guy can shit himself clean. I know a friend of a friend who could get you the stuff for $50 for 30 *****.

8 just be jelly that he didn't get first comment.

gunmania0 12

That's a real shitty situation my friend!

8, Shut up, don't yell at someone about not being consoling. You're the one who commented "Wtf, gross, give him away"

sandi315 0

should have listened to your parents when they said pets were a big responsibility. Well I've sorta been there. I was dedicated to manually hand feeding my cat because I thought she had an eating disorder. turns out she was only a bit shy cuz we have just gotten her. my point is, maybe something will come through OP.

MasterL 3

i think 94 told u, next time u wanna comment, i suggest u think before u actually post what u posted. dw, people make mistakes ;- )

MasterL 3

funny, according to ur info, u are definetely "not a grammer nazi and not very knowledgable." dont doubt urself buddy ;- )

MasterL 3

i respect ur perspective, but u should know that this app, in a way, is a social network. this means that u have people all over the world communicating with eachother. i could care less whether u like or in ur case, dont like the way that i type. so plz dont cause trouble.

Angi95 3

What do you mean you people? What do you mean you people?

MasterL 3
iEatGuppies 0

ew guinea pig rectum... FYL

Stop usin' ugly ass emoticons. Also, I highly dissaproce of this FML Hulk. He doesn't smash. HULK FAIL!

sxe_beast 11

"Honestly? If you don't have anything productive or consoling to say, don't comment." Ummm, what? Trolling is fun... Anyway@ OP you can always kill it and then eat it. Guinea Pig is yummy. ^_^

Volcano47 0

you have problems just leave hulk alone..

Jonscarl 0

do I hear a new pet comeing in?

sk8rchick97 0

132 Finally, someone who isn't an idiot!

Alwayspullout 7

Don't get ahead of yourself...

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ImaWiseGuy 5

I guess that's how you rectify a situation...literally...

Ok, godlybacon, when this happens to you, we'll just have you exterminated as well! :)

46 - yeah, because there's no difference between a human being and a rat.

I say put it out of it's misery... it can't be happy living with that shit.

70- It was not a rat, but a *beloved* guinea pig. OP's pet obviously means a lot to her. 73-I see what you did there.

2, just say someone you love got sick and you had to look after them would you give them away? I don't think so. Just like OP loves her pet, she doesn't want to give it away. And to those saying you can't compare a pet to a human, why not? They breathe, see, hear, smell, eat, feel, sleep etc, too.

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zendaddy0 0

dude everyone who says we cant compare humans to animals please be quiet it dinosaurs were still alive don't you think they would say they were above us probably yes because their huge and just love the taste of a human sammich

The difference is that an animal can't understand why it is in pain, it can't understand why its owner is going to have to essentially ass-rape it every time it gets impacted, which is a very very unpleasant condition in itself. Sometimes it is kinder to get an animal put down rather than let it suffer.

People who say "oh animals don't have feeling blah blah blah bullshit" obviously have never had a pet they've become really close to. Have you ever met a dog that was beaten as a puppy? They're almost always shy, timid, and unsocial. Just like people who were beaten as children. Animals definately have memories and emotions. Just because they can't express them with words doesn't mean they're not there.

uglyyness 0

i'd hate to see your mother getting sick and older, 2 :(

casstastrophexx 0

I just knew THIS argument would come up.

108 & 111- JESUS Christ. Have a ******* heart. Ever had to look a puppy in the eyes before it had to be put down when you were eight? Because I'll sure as hell bet animals have feelings after a first-hand experience like that. Just because science says they're mindless dosnt mean they are.

cockseverywhere 2

128 they are similar in many ways. I own two, and they are smart, clean, know their names and to come when called, are potty trained, NEED socialization. If rats don't have a companion, they develop many different problems with their mental, and physical health. You can also see the bond they form with you as the owner over time as well as with each other. Once, it was cold in my room and there was a walmart bag laying near the cage. When I came home they managed to get the bag in the cage, tear it up into strips, and form a sort of igloo type thing with it that went over and around their bed. anyone who said rodents, or animals in general are stupid, and don't know what's going on should just be put down themselves for being so ignorant.

FC_Barcelona 0

let me ask you this. why do we buy pets and animals at the store. we don't see any humans up for sale at stores

mduffy08 8

Animals kill people too. Should we convict them for murder?

mduffy08 8

179, wow they did all of that by themselves? hmm.. I suppose they can do logarithms and maybe even build a freaking 20 story building? Can they create their own business? Can they donate to charities from their own bank account? Wait.. can they even access/register a bank account? If they need socialization, why is it animals thrived long before humans. If we are not superior then animals, then mother nature would have eradicated us by now. It's natural selection, we are the most perfected species. in a scientific view at least. But I prefer to think of MAN created equal to one another by god.

TaylorTotsYumm 10

"There is one thing we can say with assurance: animals do not think in words. This by itself means that cats and dogs and horses do not possess anything quite like human intelligence or reflective self-consciousness. Animal awareness, whatever it is like, must be more immediate and reactive. Humans grasp thoughts and manipulate them like hand tools, using symbol systems. Animals must live more "in the moment," with awareness that is dependent upon immediate stimulation. One of my children asked me, after we moved from one house to another, whether our cat "remembered the old house." I replied that we have good evidence that cats dream, so our cat might dream about the old house. If she was brought back to the old house, she would remember it and know how to navigate around it. But I also explained that cat's do not have language, so the cat never thinks, "I wonder what is going on at the old house" or "I miss the old house." Human awareness is so dominated by language that it is difficult for children (or adults) to appreciate how very different our consciousness would be if we totally lacked language of any type. Our ability to use language helps us remember the past, by preserving a symbolic code that can be used to stimulate our mental process and simulate previous experiences. Animals cannot do this. Probably the closest we get to the consciousness of an alinguistic creature (i.e. a non-human animal) is in the moment after awakening to an alarm clock when our brain is not yet fully functioning. We nevertheless see our environment and react well enough to get out of bed, perform basic body functions, and start our day. But for that moment we may experience consciousness without the characteristic inner chatter of humans. During that time our consciousness is very direct and sensory-oriented, and we may greet a friendly dog or cat more or less as alinguistic equals. It is probably fair to assume that non-human animals have a sort of non-linguistic consciousness. This seems obvious to many pet owners and people well acquainted with species like horses that interact intelligently with humans." The limbic system is responsible for emotions and memory. If you compare the limbic system of a human to that of a guinea pig, proportionally, you'll see that the human's is larger. Humans are more complex mammals. iSurf, science doesn't say they're mindless, just that all mammals are not exactly alike subconsciously. Keevarou, why are you bringing up genetic similarities? Of course guinea pigs and humans will have some genetic similarities, they're both chordates.

Really? "The most perfected species?" I rarely hear such bigotry and megolomania. We are animals. What sets us apart is our intelligence and our ability to alter the environment. That doesn't make us the "best." We are not superior to all animals because we exist; every single species today has survived and evolved alongside us. We aren't some cosmic "end product," no matter how large your ego. We are the smartest. We are not the fastest. We don't have the best senses. We are not the strongest. We use technology for that. But hell, we aren't even the most successful or prolific life forms. Try ants. Or bacteria. They don't even have brains, yet they're the dominant life form on Earth.

200- you have way too much time on your hands.

IndiRae 9

Holy shit that's a long comment, I can guarantee half the people won't bother reading that. I didn't.

TaylorTotsYumm 10

203, I'm grounded, I do. 204, oh well.

mcxhunni 0

^you have too much free time

35 - are you serious ? wow, hopefully you dont have any pets. you wouldnt 'put down' a person for a treatable health problem, so you shouldnt do that to an animal. i hate when people view animals as disposable objects. 196 - actually i have owned a rat before and they are very intelligent. mine also would stay when told and would come to me when i called him, mine also knew his name, and would use things around him to make a 'shelter'. dont underestimate the intelligence of an animal.

oh and i just noticed this and had to say something and maybe im wrong because i didnt read the whole comment but didnt 200 say 'one of my children asked me' and then said they had so much time on their hands because they were grounded ? idk just seemed weird.

what a bad argument 196. a lot of humans can not do those things either. your trying to tell us that your value and the amount that your life should be respected is based on your intelligence. and yes, animals needn't socialize and have been doing it well before people came around, it's called socializing with other animals. also, superiority and eradication are not mutually inclusive concepts. one doesn't equal the other.

108- Animals can talk, they just haven't learnt our language yet...

mduffy08 8

222, well yeah intelligence does actually have ******* worth in this world. If you believe that "everybody is special" speech when you were younger, that's

xmayne 0

I somehow didn't add the I love animals part in my first comment

My beloved cat has kidney failure. She leaks pee everywhere and I have to give her shots every day. Not ONCE did I think of putting her down.

well my guinea pig has worms that come and go and I'm putting my guinea pig down.. I feel it's the right thing to do so do what ever you think is right op.

Sweetcupcakes123 6

221 when they said that they were quoting... thus the quotation marks.

TaylorTotsYumm 10

221, as 270 stated, I was quoting a nifty article I had read earlier. " "

okay lol sorry about that, i read from the part where they said that then read their next comment. i feel like a dummy, sorry(:

wow maybe shes attached to her pet and she doesn't wanna pit it down or give it away? seriously have a heart.

137, well said. Proves how pets have emotions - things can impact (I swear no pun intended) their lives and have bad effects on them for many years. My aunt's dog was abused by her previous owner and is now terrified of and defensive against strangers.

Our Guinea Pig Died. We Miss Her So Much. Sorry About Yours. :'(

garrettsgirl 0

this has happened to me personally. use chopsticks to dig it out...

I think OP should put him out of his misery

FreebirdIII 1
asoptavlo14 6

you could just kill it. its just a guinea pig...

borichick1 0

Aww poor lil guy. sucks for you though. XD

MEM0817 18

Ohhh my godddd. Oh **** that shit... literally. No way would I be doing that...

chlorinegreen 27

when you get a animal that depends on you feel like your a mother/father of some sort to that animal and do what you can to make there lives comfortable. rodent or not it's still a pet. op I'm sorry fyl but I commend you for doing it as gross as it is. I hope for your sake that it doesn't get worse.

wow dude your making it seem like your gonna die

61- Mother or father? I was thinking best friend.

TaylorTotsYumm 10

Waaait, you're literally going to '**** that shit'? That's kinky.

chlorinegreen 27

whatever, however you see it. we all have different opinions.

awww :( I hope he gets better! that's terrible!

KennKenn 0
Life_sucks_13 6

It can be "cured" just by keeping him clean.

heartbrakej 0
borichick1 0

why would you want to know that?! O.o

enonymous 8

Internet creepers need love too.

borichick1 0

well I feel bad for all 14 year olds. sucks for them. lol. but at least you're messing with humans. O.O

borichick1 0

lol you are something else. but I'm glad I'm not 14.. O.O

borichick1 0
borichick1 0

>.< I'm so confused! lol

DKParth13 5

^^^ cool conversation bro!!!

enonymous 8

Kee is allowed to say anything he wants especially when it includes ruffies 14 year olds and I'm involved

xmayne 0

no one gets 14's sarcasm here?

you know what else is funny?your comment getting thumbs down

That's nice of you to do that, poor guinea pig :(

Ahhh 172, you mean put the guinea pig down. What the **** are you doing replying to my comment?