A Brain Forever Changed
I would like to invite scientific researchers to investigate the impact of close proximity of guinea pigs to the brain cell structure and brain chemistry. Hereby enjoy my pseudo-scientific approach to the matter, as I’m only a reporter, who also got caught in the overwhelming effects of this matter.
At first you notice that having a human breakfast is no longer important. The first thing you think of after awakening is to serve the pigs breakfast. The postponement of carbohydrates, proteins and fatty acids causes the deprived brain to focus on one item only, as multitasking becomes impossible. That focus is set on the guinea pigs.
Throughout the day, the brain becomes a one track mind about pigs. Leave home and you will be worried if they are fine all day. Go grocery shopping and every items in the store gets investigated if it could possibly be used by the pigs. Being stuck in traffic causes extra stress to get home soon, as the pigs will be hungry. This stress has effect on the brain chemistry, as adrenalin is produced, I’m sure.
Every free moment in the day you think of ways to make the pig’s lives better. When you go on a trip, you will find that you see possible guinea pigs items everywhere and you will be overwhelmed with guilt that you left them at home. This guilt surely must expand a part in the frontal lobe of your brain, where guilt is located, leaving less room for human feelings. As soon as the brain goes to sleep, it stays in a constant alarm phase by listening if the pigs are feeling fine.
As if all this change in the brain isn’t enough, then the addiction to endorphins, the so called happy hormones the brain produces, and low blood pressure kick in. All the anxiety floods away like water to the sea as soon as the close proximity status to pigs is in place. The brain finds soothing comfort in this body function change and you will get addicted to spending more and more time with the pigs, which fuels the addiction even more.
Staring into the happy eyes of a pig, all because it trained you well to become it’s devoted slave, peeks the level of endorphins and low blood pressure, so it makes you want more. That’s when you can’t pass by a rescue site without being tempted to adopt more pigs, so the levels of the brains happy drug rises even more. If you decide not to give into this compulsion, you will feel a terrible guilt and the brain gets punished once more.
But all piggie owners will declare freely that they don’t mind all of this, of course. But these are words spoken by an already altered, addicted and completely biased brain.
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