What Feet are For

My nose and my foot sticking out of a tub of water

I did not know this was a topic for serious debate, but apparently Melly, my new owner, does not understand what feet are for.

One thing feet are for is demonstrated in the above photo. They are very good at counterbalancing your great big nose when you roll in the water. You can pull them in or stretch them out to achieve the perfect rolling speed. Splay the toes or pull them tightly together to provide the right amount of push.

I’ll tell you what feet are not for and that is going on a pointless walk around the outside of the house at a speed I did not choose in a direction I did not choose at a time I did not choose. Have you ever heard of such a thing? They call it a “walk” and it involves that annoying harness and an even more annoying leash. The leash smells like Caplin and so I have to rub my nose on it a lot.

Me with Coral and Carl on our "walk"

And if we’re going to go around the yard, why not do it at a run? Or why not take time out to rest and smell the dirt?

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I’ve known Melly was up to something with that harness but I never dreamed it was something so pointless.

The one good thing about the walk was that I made Coral scream a couple of times and I almost pulled her over. If we ever do this again, I’m going to try just a little harder and I’m sure I can do it. Then I will jump on her while she’s down and eat her hair.

Run, Coral, run!

Cleaning my feet after the "walk"

After the walk, my feet needed a little babying so I got up on the nice, soft couch and gave them a good once over. I think you can see from the above photo that another thing that feet are for is being cute. I have amazingly cute feet.

16 comments to What Feet are For

  • Lynn

    Silly Boobie, that leash will take you to places you haven’t even dreamed of so go w/the flow dude!

  • Shari Kaplan

    At least Gari takes and eats all the treats Carl offers him! :) To me, that’s a good sign. When my pet rats got overly stressed or scared (i.e. at the vet) they’d refuse to eat even their FAVE treats — even if the treats were held right in front of their noses. Obviously Gari’s not a rat, but he *is* a rodent, so maybe he’s similar to them in this way. I hope so, because that means he’s not so stressed that he won’t eat! :)

    As always, I’m thinking good thoughts for his continued blossoming & adjustment, thanks to all your love and patience. <3

    Hugs from California,
    Shari (and creator of "twinkie" as a verb!)

  • I am willing to donate my leash to this effort. I don’t want mine because it is so annoying.

  • Laurel

    This is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing. The world needs more animal love.
    :o)

  • Petraneferu

    You do have the cutest feet!

    Try a double-clip leash with two points of contact (chest and back). So much easier for your people when you walk them. ;)

  • I love the picture of you in your swimming tub!

  • Kathryn

    What a cutie!!! Your feet are stupendous!

  • Rui

    Gari seems to like walking backwards 0.O ~~~ HE’S ADORABLE! :D

  • JAC

    Love them tootsies!

  • Keren Bosse

    Well, Gari, I think you’ve more than arrived in showing us all a bit of your personality … and I love it! I look forward to more of your observations.

  • Erika

    Gari, I think it is really funny when you sit down and don’t move. And, boy, are your feet cute!!

  • Lelani

    I don’t think there’s anything cuter than capybara noses and feet!!

  • Kristy Ogden

    I think you are testing your new family just a bit Garibaldi! Trying to see how much your “cuteness” can let you get away with! But it is in such a cute & fun way that they can’t help but love it. :)

  • michele pinna

    you’ re very cute on the swimming tub!

  • Michele pinna

    Would u like to eat coral hair? Gary!

  • numo

    Gari: I’m smitten!

    And… why am I not surprised that you folks have a couple of house rabbits? (I can’t believe they just hang out on the porch and aren’t running all over the yard, actually.)

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