I think my birthday party was a surprise party because no one was more surprised than me when a DOG showed up! That is Peri (short for Periscope). She has visited us before (read my Dog Invasion post) so I guess she is a friend? Melly said she is anyway but she is the scariest friend I have. I would NOT have invited her to my party but, sadly, Melly is in charge of these things and she often does not have my best interests at heart.
After my initial shock and dismay, I was able to get out of the pool even with Peri around, as long as I stayed ready to leap to safety at the first sign of aggression. I should say, the first sign of aggression by Peri toward me. Peri’s owner, Jen, said Peri is not dangerous or vicious but you’ll have to explain that to the chickens and Oakley Bunny. They all got quite a work out. This also explains why none of them are in my birthday party photos. The chickens were exiled to outside the fenced yard and Oakley got to go hide out in Melly’s office. I, on the other hand, had to face the monster dog all by myself.
After a while, I got to the point where I could be near Peri even when there was no water for me to jump into. In this photo, Jen is making sure her dog doesn’t stick her enormous fangs into my tender birthday-boy flesh.
A little later, I discovered that I can actually chase Peri! If I run after her, she runs away! I had NO IDEA that would happen! Look at me in the photo above! I am chasing A DOG! Oh my gosh, am I the bravest capybara in the world or what? I guess that’s what happens when you turn three!
Melly made me this cool Super Capy cape for my birthday and I guess I deserve it! Not only do I have super rolling power, I also have super dog chasing power. Yup, I guess I really am a Super Capy!
Winston Bumblebee Barcode the 1st is my superhero sidekick. We are still trying to discover if he has a superpower or not. Do sidekicks have to have a superpower? Can WBB1′s just be cuteness?
Instead of eating cake, my guests and I all enjoyed a big bowl of lettuce. WBB1 got a little greedy here. Melly says his superpower may be eating. Coral put the streamers on the tortoises, Leah (the big one) and Casseo (the small one). I think they liked them. The streamers and the happy birthday sign were all gifts from my friend Ann Bednarek who lives in Buffalo, New York and wasn’t able to attend the party.
You can see what crazy party animals WBB1 and the tortoises are! Good thing we didn’t have a punch bowl or they would have been swimming in it.
Once the food is gone, it is hard to get a tortoise to hang around. I don’t really think they have anything better to do but you would never know it from the way they race around the yard!
These are some of the birthday cards I got. I loved them all. Two of them even made noise. The pig card make a sound like a pig (which is not really a nice sound) and the fish card sings a little song about three fishies. Oh wait, I actually got two cards with fish on them! Hey, all my cards have animals on them! I like that! And now that I’m not afraid of dogs anymore (or at least not AS afraid of dogs), the dog card doesn’t even scare me. In fact, I think it is really cute.
These are some of the presents my friends and fans sent me. They are mostly treats, which is the very best type of present. I also like the little duck because it makes a cute duck sound. There were a couple more presents, including my Super Capy cape, but they didn’t make it into the photo.
I want to give a special shout out to everyone who make my birthday so wonderful! That includes the attendees, Coral, Jen, Peri, Leah, Casseo, Oakley, the chickens, WBB1, My Rick, and Melly. It also includes everyone who sent me a card or presents, including Ann Bednarek, Kerry Anne Kedzierski and Alfalfa, Josh James, and my wonderful fans at Trafford Corp in PA. I love you all! (And Melly says Sherri has the neatest writing she has ever seen!)
Year three is going to be my best year ever, I hope. The party started it out on the right note. But I’ll need you all to wish me luck with my tooth situation. I am going to the vet again tomorrow and hopefully this will not be so terrible as some of my previous visits. I think I may need to wear my new cape and eat some of my birthday treats during the car trip.