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Vet Check at Texas A&M

Owner’s blog:

Where are we going?

Ever since I got Garibaldi Rous I have been worried about him. We really don’t know what happened to Caplin Rous and so little is known about capybaras that I now feel like everything I do is potentially deadly. This is one reason I am establishing the ROUS Foundation in conjunction with the vet school at Texas A&M University. It is also the reason I felt it was important to get Gari in for a well-capybara checkup as soon as possible.

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Super Gari

#1 Looking for trouble

Yesterday Melly put a little ribbon around my neck with a medal on it. The ribbon was yellow and the medal was blue like a 1st place ribbon. I am wearing it in the photo above. Can you guess what the medal said? Continue reading “Super Gari” »

Scary, scary, night

Me and my crate

Yesterday was a scary day for me and Melly. And for Coral, Sheldon and Elizabeth too. We were all scared and I was the one doing the scaring.

Here’s what happened. Round about 4:30 pm, Melly came looking for me. I was sitting on the threshold of the back door, one of my favorite places. But I wasn’t right. There was something terribly, terribly wrong with me. I was shaking like a leaf in a hurricane and I looked like someone had poured a bucket of water over me that only got the ridge of my back wet and I was drooling a clear viscous liquid like a rabid rodent who was only drooling and not frothing. And I was breathing very quickly and very shallowly.

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My Week in Pictures

#1: Me and my pool toy

Today’s blog post doesn’t really have a topic other than me. I guess I didn’t really learn anything new or do anything exciting. But that didn’t keep Melly from following me around with her camera. So we’re just going to run with that.

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First Swim

Me and Rick at the pool

I was wondering what this big blue thing in my yard was and now I know, it is a hugantic, ginormous pool, 1,000 bigger than any pool I have ever seen before!

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