Last weekend started out just like any other. I was my normal, adorable self, swimming in my pool and grazing in my yard.
After a while I decided to go inside. Grazing is nice and all, but it is way too much work. You take a few bites and then you have to move. It’s annoying. In the house, there is usually a big wooden bowl that Melly fills with grass for me. It is so much nicer when she picks the grass. I can lie in one place, eat and eat, and then when I’m done, I give a little eep for Melly to refill the bowl. This usually works perfectly.
But on this day, a bad thing happened. Melly and Rick decided to put my harness on. I don’t mean on them, which would have been fine, I mean on me! If you have seen my appearance on TLC’s My Crazy Obsession, then you know that I do not like getting harnessed. Nevertheless, I do not bite unless there are cameras around.
Before I knew what was happening, they had me bundled into the car. At least my Rick went with me. It makes me calmer when he is around. I do not trust Melly to really protect me.
I don’t know why I think my Rick will protect me better than Melly, he is disabled after all. And Melly can be pretty fierce when the mood strikes her. Even so, I stuck to my Rick like a capybara on corn!
I will have to give Melly some kudos though. It is not easy taking photographs while holding my leash.
I didn’t know what to do once we got inside, other than stick to my Rick. Melly said the store wasn’t very crowded but it was a lot more crowded than my yard! We saw at least 10 people there, which is 10 too many, if you ask me.
When I am really scared, this is how I walk, with my nose to the back of Rick’s knee. Sometimes I bump his leg so it’s a good thing he has that walker.
There were two cute little guinea pigs in a cage there. I think they were just as scared as I was.
I got so scared while we were looking at the guinea pigs that I actually peed on the floor! I am so humiliated. But the PetCo people were very nice about it. They didn’t yell at me or tell me I had to leave. They said dogs do that all the time. I guess they know how to make their point, no one wants to be compared to a dog.
Back at Capybara Creek, I forgot about the whole thing. It’s a good life being a pet capybara, but I have to learn to relax a little more, even when I’m not in the water.