For too long I have been stifled by Melly’s need to control my movements when we are out and about. Have you seen what she has done to me? Two harnesses! TWO!!!! And they didn’t even match! How can a capybara even be seen in public dressed like that? So I was pretty excited when Melly and I picked out this new harness for me at PetCo on Saturday. I think the purple color brings out my eyes.
I got a new leash when I got my new harness. The leash is just like my old one. It is for 110 lb dogs and 26 feet long. I wish they came in 100 feet long! And purple. But this type only comes in blue, apparently. Even though it was just like my old one, I had to mark it with my morillo. Actually, I would have marked my old one with my morillo anyway.
To try out my new harness, we decided to take a trip around the house. Even though we haven’t had much rain, a lot of stuff has grown up. Melly says they are weeds. I say they are camouflage. You never know when a jaguar might be sneaking up on you. Best to keep to the thick brush.
This is what the far side of the house looks like. I call this the far side because the gate into the yard is on the opposite side. It is like a jungle out here, even though Melly has been mowing it so it’s not quite as jungley as last year. I wonder what will happen if I go through that underbrush? It’s a very capybara thing to do.
Before I risk damaging my new harness, I want to make sure everyone sees how adorably cute I am in it. The royal purple color really becomes my station in the hierarchy of rodents. I must say, I look totally regal.
There’s something you should know about capybaras and harnesses, they don’t work on us. When I went through the brush, this is what happened to the harness. I don’t know why, but my little paw just slipped right through it. This is the very reason (among others) why I have to wear two harnesses. Is it my fault they slip off so easily?
The good thing about my paw slipping through the harness is that when Melly pulled on it to try to stop me from going into the pond, it neatly slipped right off! Melly doesn’t seem happy about this for some reason but, if you ask me, it worked out great!
Anyway, that is the story of my new harness. Not only do I like the color, but the mesh fabric is much more comfortable.