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?
You don’t really need to guess because you can see it in the photo above. The medal has a single word on it: Super! And do you know why? It is because I am super! Of course, everyone who knows me knows about my super power, which is rolling. And yesterday I demonstrated that super power over and over and over again.
I am especially good at rolling while swimming. I have even discovered that this is a good way to get my belly scratched.
I even figured out how to get Melly to scratch me with her feet.
The trick to that is basically not to bite the foot that scratches you.
That would have been a great–you might even say super–day if that were all that happened but there is a whole lot more! For one thing, Stacy Winnick is visiting us for a few days. I never had anyone come and stay over before and I am glad Stacy is my first experience with this. She is really nice and she knows capybaras since she owns Caplin Rous’ little brother, Dobby (or Dobbye on Facebook).
Do you remember how shy I used to be when I first came to live with Rick and Melly? Well, Stacy is helping me get over that. Because of her experiences with Dobby, she knows how to treat a capybara.
It didn’t take long for me to be (mostly) comfortable with her.
In the above photo both Carl and I were amazed and amused that Stacy, a grown human woman, wanted to play a game of patty-cake. Plus, she apparently doesn’t know how these paws of mine work, which is not very well.
It is times like these when human-capybara communication breaks down. I gave her my best capybaras-don’t-play-silly-games-like-that look but all she did was remind me of the games I played in the pool. Ridiculous! Rolling is my super power and it is not a game to practice it. You never know when I will be required to roll to save the world! I’m pretty sure patty-cake is never going to be a matter of planetary life-or-death.
I turned my back on Stacy and asked Carl for a treat. For some reason he thought I should stand on my hind legs to get it. Standing is not my super power so I don’t see why I should have to practice that but I guess a super capybara needs to be versatile.
To finish off the day, I decided to go outside to graze and everyone followed me. I was pretty busy eating but Carl wanted to scratch me. I decided to let him as long as I didn’t have to stop eating while he did it.
A super capybara has to be humble so I am closing this post with a cute photo of my rabbit co-pet, Oakley.