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    Default **Vent** it's a roster, you VOLUNTEERED - answer your bleeding phone!!

    Note to family - we are NOT ever minding the school guinea pigs againThe family who had them the week before us tried to hand them over 3 days earlier - sorry but that didn't work for me and we ended up getting them a a day early anyhow - their excuse was they were in the way of the builders...The family after us are not answering their phone, I've rang three times and left messages and sent a SMS. I went around to their house and a neighbour said that they decided to go away camping for the week. (A bit silly on his behalf - now I could go and rob the house tonight...)So it looks like I am stuck with these peeing pooing machines for another week.
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    oh thats a shame.
    Thats annoying about the people before but you could have easily said no, we cannot.
    as for the next family,Maybe the really just forgot. Can you call the next people on the list?

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    I am dreading the day we have to look after school pets, when I was 12 I looked after the school guinea pigs and let them out with my rabbit on the last day and lost them( the rabbit was fine tho which was so weird). What made it worse was the dept principal almost cried when I told him what happened and it made me feel even worse

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    What a pain! I would be too scared to look after school pets, I would kill them for sure (not intentionally of course!).

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    Beryls Mum, the next family are the last before school goes back. The only other option is the OSHCare supervisor - and I think she's away anyhow.

    Im back at work now, so I'll have to get MIL to clean them out (with the kids help) as MIL will be looking after the kids for the next two weeks.

    The GP's aren't a HUGE problem, it's the lack of curtesy that peeves me. That and we haven't killed them yet - I'd love to hand them over while they are still healthy....

    When we got them one had foot rot, so we had to take them to the vet $70 I hope to get reimbursed - the cage was so filthy it STANK, it was truely revolting. My kids didn't ask me if we'd go on the roster so the first I heard about it was the last day of school so I just sucked that up.

    All together a horrible experience for ME. The kids have loved it...

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    What a pita.

    I hope my son's eventual school don't have pets. can't they just replace the real guinea pigs with the robot ones.

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    Yuccccccck. I can't think of anything worse.

    As for the family, I would be having strong words with them when they come back .

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    Our school "pet" was a toy dog, and only for preppies. I don't like the idea of pets in a classroom. We have them in cc but we aren't shut for 2 to 8 weeks at a time, and we only have fish.

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    Yuk, their so gross.

    How very rude of the other family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorkingClassMum View Post
    Beryls Mum, the next family are the last before school goes back. The only other option is the OSHCare supervisor - and I think she's away anyhow.

    Im back at work now, so I'll have to get MIL to clean them out (with the kids help) as MIL will be looking after the kids for the next two weeks.

    The GP's aren't a HUGE problem, it's the lack of curtesy that peeves me. That and we haven't killed them yet - I'd love to hand them over while they are still healthy....

    When we got them one had foot rot, so we had to take them to the vet $70 I hope to get reimbursed - the cage was so filthy it STANK, it was truely revolting. My kids didn't ask me if we'd go on the roster so the first I heard about it was the last day of school so I just sucked that up.

    All together a horrible experience for ME. The kids have loved it...

    This bit. I would definitely be telling the teacher about it, and suggesting that the previous carers not have the guinea pig/class pet next year. This is terrible. Those poor things.

    I hope you get reimbursed too, btw.

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