Since Maple WoMER has been in the house for the last week, Melly has been using the fireplace screens to lock her in the dinning room. I have to admit that I hardly ever go in the dinning room but it still makes me mad to have it blocked off. So when Melly took Maple out to give her medicine, I sneaked in and marked the place as mine, just so she knows.
You live in a place for a year and a half and you think you know it. Then something unexpected happens and whole new worlds are opened up. For example, once Melly moved the pesky screens, the fireplace turns out to be an interesting place. It makes a nice little tunnel shortcut from the living room to the family room or vice versa. That had never even occurred to me before.
Something else I never would have dreamed of is that my bed fits the fireplace exactly! That can’t be a coincidence. I don’t think it is a fireplace at all. It is probably meant as a capybara bed chamber and Melly and Rick were hiding it from me.
Just about the best thing about the Capy Cozy is the wonderful view it gives people of me from different rooms. The second best thing about it is the great view that I have of almost the whole house!
It’s a pretty sweet spot. Way better than Bakersfield’s, whose cage you can see to the left in this photo. You’ll notice that the lid to Bake’s cage is open. Melly leaves it that way most of the time but Bakes never even tries to get out. Okay, sometimes he goes up on top of the cage but that is it. He’s a real home ratty.
Flopsy the Killer Cat has been visiting us for the past few days. His reputation seems undeserved because he can’t catch Maple even though she is sick. Actually, I think he is afraid of Maple.
For a killer cat, Flopsy is afraid of some strange things. Not just rabbits. I think he is also afraid of Bakersfied. And the chickens. And even me.
It’s hard to be friends with someone who is scared of you but I keep trying.
Well, if Floppers is leaving, so am I. I’m a busy capybara, you know. I don’t always just lie around sleeping, I’ve got stuff to do like swimming and eating.
It’s a small step down to the carpet from my Capy Cozy. I like it that it is raised like that. It give a better view.
I wonder if Melly is thinking she can put those screens back up once Maple WoMER gets well. If she does, she’s got a hard lesson coming.