Sure there is a price to being cute but there are advantages too. Take a look at this great blanket that my Facebook friend Katie Gallo made for me. It is super soft and the blue really brings out the color of my eyes.
My blue blanket goes well with my new blue chair. The chair isn’t actually new, it’s been there all along but it was only recently that I found out that it is suitable for capybaras. The chair swivels, which I don’t like, and it rocks, which I pretty much hate, but it is ever so comfy. And with the blanket to cover me I feel like the king of the world! (Which I am since I am a capybara.)
Another great gift I got was this beautiful quilt featuring the ROUS Foundation logo. That was made by another internet friend, Nina Helms McCampbell. Isn’t it beautiful?
I love that quilt but Melly is bound and determined to give it away. She talked to Nina and together they decided it would be nice to give it to the owner of Buella Belle, the first capybara who used the ROUS Foundation funds. That is a very sad thing because while the RF is trying to help living capybaras, it also pays for necropsies of capybaras that die in captivity. That is what happened to Buella Belle. It turned out she ate some poisonous azalea plants. Very, very sad. I think the quilt might make Debbie, Buella’s owner, even happier than it makes me. And she can use it to wrap her new capybara, Rousabelle up in. Don’t you think Rousabelle is a good name? It is part Caplin Rous and part Beulla Belle.
You may be wondering who that strange person is sitting on the couch with me and the beautiful quilt. That is Rezoner. He is a stalker from way back when. He used to stalk Caplin Rous and even visited him once. Now he came to visit me. Caplin didn’t bite him so I didn’t either, at least not hard, and anyway, he provoked me.
Isn’t it a little rude to talk on the cell phone when you are visiting someone? It wouldn’t be so bad if I could eavesdrop but he was speaking Russian! It was a surprise to me that I don’t understand Russian, I thought I understood all human languages.
I shouldn’t be so hard on Rezoner, we did some fun things too. Of course he fed me treats, which is always appreciated. But we also went for long walks in the woods where we discussed issues of deep philosophical importance.
Rezoner spent the night at our house. I am not territorial the way Caplin Rous was so I don’t mind if people stay over. In fact, I might like them better the longer they stay. Rezoner and I got to play a game of King-of-the-Bed!
Capybaras do not like being pushed around, I will tell you that. I don’t think any capybara will put up with it. I had to give Rezoner just the tiniest nip on the arm for trying to manhandle me.
After all that, we sat around in the living room chatting about whatever came to our minds. Rezoner kept going off topic (which should have been me!) and so I occasionally fell asleep.
I don’t think he noticed when I fell asleep. I was very discrete about it.
Don’t get me wrong, I loved visiting with Rezoner and I hope he will come back very soon. Like all capys, I like a good nap after a little mental and physical exercise. Who doesn’t?
I had two more visitors while Rezoner was with me JoAnn DePenning and her daughter came. I forgot the daughter’s name so I am going to call her Coral because that is Melly’s daughter’s name. Maybe all human daughters are called Coral. Makes sense to me.
JoAnn lives very near us but she said she was going to visit my Washington DC fan club and wanted to get photos of me to take with her. I am not sure about that. Angela DiMeglio Mitchell and Papua Piig of Guinea Pig Today are big fans of mine who live in DC and she never mentioned a fan club when she came to visit.
Wouldn’t it be great if I did have a fan club? Something to think about for the new year.
I am signing off now. I probably won’t be able to post for a few weeks, until at least Jan. 9th, 2012, since Melly is taking off to see the wild capybaras in Panama. I wonder if she will bring me back a friend.