On Friday I did a school visit at Valley View Elementary School in Austin. This time I had to meet kindergarten kids. I mean, I got to meet them. A lot of them. Maybe thousands. Or one hundred at least. Or maybe at most.
The kids had a really bright room, which I like. I also like that my bed was there and a couple of my favorite rugs. And a tub of lettuce, which you can see just at the bottom of the photo above. I even ate some of that lettuce.
The best thing was that WBB1 went with me. During the toughest parts of the presentation, especially when I was tired or the kids were especially loud, Melly would put WBB1 on me and that seemed to make everything better. I even rolled over so he could scratch my stomach, which he didn’t do but Melly did it for him.
WBB1 took some of the pressure off me by walking around on the table with the kids. As you can see, I tried to get up on the table like WBB1 but Melly and Sheldon stopped me. I am a bit of a climber for a capybara.
The kids pet WBB1 and then they pet me and compared our hair. Melly also brought a crested porcupine quill that she got at Kapi’yva Exotics. The kids compared the three types of hair but I think they liked the guinea pig hair the best.
I’m not so good at reading human facial experssions so I am not sure if Sheldon approved of the coloring pages or not. He is making a very funny face. Each kid got one and most of them enjoyed coloring them, I think. You want to know something funny? Sheldon is wearing a shirt that is one of the coloring pages! You want to know something even funnier? The shirt is a drawing of him! (And Caplin Rous.)
I didn’t just visit with the kids, all of the teachers, helpers, parents and other adults came to visit with me too. Most of them were very nice but one woman kept calling me a giant rat, and not in a nice way, which I don’t understand because rats are nice.
The school made a nice donation to the ROUS Foundation, so I want to thank them for that. But I am not sure I am going to do kindergarten anymore. The kids are very loud and rambunctious and I’m not sure they properly appreciated having a capybara come to their school.