Mirror, mirror on the wall
Who’s the craziest of them all?
I’m not making that up. I heard it on line from the Huffington Post. You can hear for yourself by following this link. I’m not saying that Melly is crazy, I’m just saying that everyone else is saying that she is. Okay, and maybe I’m saying it too.
The only thing is, and I hate to be the one to break this story, reality TV is not reality.
That’s right. It’s all staged. Well, not the part about how cute I am or how obsessed Melly is with me, but some of the other stuff. I am assuming y’all have watched my television debut on TLCs My Crazy Obsession but if you have not, here is a top-secret link.
In general, I liked the show and I think Melly, Coral and Sheldon did too. But there are a couple of things that have to be set straight.
Just to start, I don’t think of Coral as my sister either. I don’t do that with humans, I think it’s weird.
Most importantly, I do not bite! Okay, maybe I have nipped Melly a couple of times in the past year and more that I have been living with her but she does not have to “put up with daily nips and bites” like they said on the show. It’s just five people invaded my house, disrupted my routine, stuffed a big camera in my face and then said, “Act natural!”
Secondly, while I really did like that Sonja person, I had no idea she was supposed to be talking to me! I was quite hungry at the time and had my nose stuffed into a tub of lettuce (delicious, by the way). I don’t pay much attention to when humans talk to each other because they are quite boring. But later Melly told me I am supposed to sleep with her on the bed more. I will, but only if she’ll let me eat the pillows. She has something against that right now and she needs to work to get over it.
I would have teared up when Melly talked about Caplin Rous if I’d been listening and if capybaras could cry. I know she still misses him but I am working to fill a little bit of his pawprints.
I bet I was just as cute when I was a baby but there aren’t any photos of me so I can’t prove it.
At any rate, I think my first big job as Capybara Ambassador came off pretty well. A lot of people learned that Melly is crazy but a lot also learned that capybaras exist and that we are smart, loving and adorable. For instance, here is a link to a blog post where the author says she’d like to date me if she weren’t already dating her guinea pig. And this blogger complemented me on my internet savvy.
I’d love to hear what y’all think about the show and if it has educated you about capybaras at all.