Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Self Help vs. Vet Help

Okay, so we all know i work at a pet store. Most of you also know that I am a guinea pig enthusist, i have a small herd of pigs, (5 in total) and I moonlight for a guinea pig rescue in Indiana by doing transport for some local shelters. Here is my lil pig family.
Mr. Pibb and John. <3
Tabb, being an ass. <3

Fanta being a goob.
Spite loving her tunnel.
Coke in her Summer run.

Okay, so now that you see my babies, understand that each and every single one, except of one is an adopted pig through the petsore I work at. They where returns, or they where written out because they would never be healthy enough to be vet assured. All except one is healthly as hell and requires no extra vet care.
Mr. Pibb is a sick pig, he has reoccuring upper resp issues not limitted to infections and fluid build up in his lungs. He needs a draft free warm house, and close watchful eye to get him on anti-biotics when he has his flair ups.
I have 3 males, and 2 females. They live in seperate cages and in separate worlds. The only time they see each other or make contact is when they get yard time in the Summer and communicate while eating grass through slotted cage bars.
I will not, EVER nueter them to save me time...or cage space. It is an extremely elective procedure that is costly and very dangerous. So begins my rant.
A person adopts 2 pigs from a shelter. We will call this person Ira Sponsible (see what I did there). She takes the pigs home happy as can be and soon discovers that one of her pigs is pregnant. (bummer)
So she gets on an Facebook Web group to ask about neutering her baby boy pig.

Many people posted helpful comments about doing your research and finding the best possible vet, some even suggested avoided in the process completly... Then.. One person decided to open the trash can that is their mouth... and posted this.

 Is anyone else screaming? Because I was. How dare you adopt something, take responsibilty for its life and well being and then expect the very place that entrusted you with this animal to pay for its upkeep and fund a completly elective surgury? .... You ass. So I spoke up.... and posted.

At this point, I am fed up with the internet pissing match. Oh yes, we know your the savior of those pigs mam. You adopted them to neglect them and you whine to the shelter for money for the pigs they had you adopt. Next time my suggestion is to say no. Animals of any shape or kind are expensive, just as expensive as children. The solution to saving money with animals is to get them preventative care, Not to hit up your nearest pet forum with rash pictures or help my guinea pig cant walk post.
I mean goddamnit people. Take your fucking pets to the vet. They went to college for 6 damn years to help you take care of your pets medical issues and care. If you think an internet forum can replace that, well then I fear for your pet.
I have since left this internet group, i wanted to be a part of a board where i could look a cute pig pictures and read happy stories or maybe even provide someone with support when they lost a loved one. Not troubleshoot pig alements or tech support for your piggie problems. I get this shit at work all day too. PEOPLE ACTUALLY CALL THE PET STORE FOR MEDICAL QUESTIONS.
Ugh my rat is peeing blood, do you know what would cause that? Ugh no, why dont you TAKE IT TO THE FUCKIN VET.
Sigh. There really is no cute for stupid, I just wish people would leave pets out of the equation.
-Sarah Gooch

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


So, I can defintly say that i couold not show up to this job and the only thing that would be impacted would be that I would not be paid. ; / Hmm.... Well every now and then they acknowledge me. And sometimes I am dragged into meetings, but that is only if i am here when they start... I am never included in memos about big events, they just randomly let me know if i have to run a camera.

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 So it's one thing to feel overlooked at work, but overlooked at home is another story completly. You could walk into my house and look around and tell I live there, and tell when i havent been there in a while. You can also tell when i have had a day off, and when i have be working 13 hour days. But can you tell when john has been home all day or when he has worked an 8 hour day? No. The reason? I do quiet a bit around the house to make it look presentable, John does a great job with the guinea pigs but has to be begged to clean to the kitchen and vaccuming is out of the question for him.
With 2 Dogs, A cat, and 5 guinea pigs Cleaning has to be done. Im at the point where I am about to have to throw away my futon mattress because my cat has peed on it so many times. I just can't clean it. There is no reason for her to do it, other then the fact that she is an asshole. He litter box is clean, she gets attention, she gets fed...Its very frustrating.
So Yeah, I am fine with cleaning, I actually like it. But if what I did was acknowledged I think i would like it even more. As far as work goes with the petstore, I need to too a reboot. My attitude there has gotten rediculous. I need to go back to hard working sarah, and move away from.... Just fuck it...Sarah.
I am gearing up for the grand opening of the convention center, and trying to think positive for the future, but working 65 hours a week for the rest of my life seems like more of a curse then a blessing. I know i should just count my blessings though, at least I have the hours and at least I can make the money. I have insurance through work and through the fed (until my mom drops me). I have rent paid by my boyfriend (mostly) and I have enough money to pay utilies, and the options to repay my student loans. Its a good thing. I just need to drop the negativity.
--Sarah Gooch

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Holiday Rush, A New Year

Parents have come and gone, just like the 2013 Holiday Season! I can say that it was by far the least stressful holiday season I have ever had, even with two job and mom staying with us for a couple weeks I really enjoyed my self.

So nice to be "grown up" and established finally. This was my first holiday with John that we spent together, I'm not gonna say that it was perfect or smooth, but i still would not have changed who I spent it with. <3

Now that I am back to my normal grind 60-67 hours per week my income has leveled out again and we are back ontop of bills. Started paying back my college loans this month too. Wowzers. I could have taken another defurment but I have decided that I will save my last one for when I need it, those rainy days always sneak up on you.

Derby is in full swing this month, I have found my self on the Events Board and can't wait to spend somemore time with my new friends. One of my buddys moved into the house next to me (literally the other side of the townhouse/duplex) and is going to start freshmeat on Jan 12th! I'm very excited to take her to aspalt beach and see her face when she gets her new skates.

Already have plans for my tax return, Gonna pay off my credit card and ditch this high monthly payment! John and I are going to start looking at houses to buy again, I think after this year we have a better idea of what we want, its still a project house but I know now that i do not want to live within the city limits.

And last but not least, please welcome a new member to our family. Einstien a 5 year old corgi!

Throw It! Throw It!
Ein is a touch overweight but other than that he has a clean bill of health and was a rehome situation from a client of the pet store I work for. We are currently working on getting his weight down and within the next month I will be transtitioning both dogs to a Raw-Food Diet. ;)

                                                    Dogs Playing (Facebook Vid Link)

Thats it for now!

-Sarah Gooch