Pet Problems....?

Ok, I really want another pet. A guinea pig to be specific, but I don't know how to convince my parents to get me one. I would pay for it and take care of it. I also am going to do research on everything I should know to be able to take care of them. I feel like I should mention we have a dog (puggle, and... show more Ok, I really want another pet. A guinea pig to be specific, but I don't know how to convince my parents to get me one. I would pay for it and take care of it. I also am going to do research on everything I should know to be able to take care of them. I feel like I should mention we have a dog (puggle, and adorable) who is a bit of a hunter. The problem that keeps coming up is that we do go on vacation a lot ( for extended periods of time), and would I actually take care of it, because my mom does must of the grunt work to take care of our dog. ( I do help though) I really love animals and just want a loving companion that is entirely my own. Any suggestions?
Also I am 14 and a half years old.
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