This week I have two “visitors” staying at my house, Stacy Winnick and Angela Mitchell. You may remember Stacy from her visit here in April. She owns Caplin Rous’ younger brother Dobby. Angela is also famous for her rodent connection. She has three of the cutest guinea pigs in the world, Papua Piig, Phoenix Phuzzer and Decoy Piig.
It has been an exciting couple of days…or has it? For instance, it is after 11:00 am as I am writing this and Stacy is still in bed while Angela just got up to take a shower. I, on the other hand, have been up since 6:30 swimming, eating, grazing and napping, plus a little chasing Maple around. My day is half over and they haven’t even gotten up! I told Melly that I think they might be vagrants who hang around sleeping all day and drinking all night. Melly says they are not but that is what the evidence points to.
Angela brought Decoy with her. That was really good because he was able to explain Angela’s behavior to me. He said she’s really not a sloth, she’s more of a bat.
I took Decoy on a tour of the house while he told me how Angela is up all night, just like a bat. I asked if she was a fruit bat or an insectivore bat and Decoy said he thinks she is a vampire bat! What? “Well,” Decoy explained, “she sleeps all day and avoids the light. Did you know that her tan is fake? She got it from a machine.” I asked Decoy why he wasn’t afraid but he just shrugged it off and said not to worry. It is hard not to worry about something like that.
I realized that Angela actually can go out in the light. She spent a couple of hours with me in the pool and we even shared… Shared what? I thought it was a piece of red spaghetti but now I am not so sure. I think as soon as I’m through with this post I’ll have to go brush my teeth.
Vampire or not, Angela is a talented graphic artist. She is here to help me make some designs for tshirts and stuff featuring capybaras. Oh my gosh! You are going to be so amazed with the stuff she and I have come up with (and a little help from Melly and Stacy)! Keep your eye on this blog for more information on them in the near future.
You can see how happy we both were with the final product. I’m not saying my contribution was the most important part of the design but…
After all that I had to take a nap. Decoy didn’t really do anything but he was tired too.
Stacy’s two naked mole rats, Moley and Molly, were tired too but they were afraid to close their eyes with Angela around. I showed them how big and ferocious I can be and that calmed them right down.
In case you’ve forgotten who Stacy is since I haven’t mentioned her since the top of this post, I’m going to end with a photo of her petting me in the pool. She has a way with capybaras, I’ll tell you that. Dobby is a lucky ‘bara.