I had a terrible weekend last weekend because of how sore I was after my latest dental procedure so I wasn’t sure if I was looking forward to this weekend or not. I had a lot of Capybara Ambassador duties to see to and I was thinking I would rather just sit in the pool by myself all day and sleep. Sleeping is the capybara equivalent of reading (or watching TV for those of you who don’t read).
The person in the photo above is Lisa. She and her friend Preston drove all the way from Houston just to see me. Meeting and greeting stalkers is one of my prime Capybara Ambassador duties. Stalkers are always very nice people and Lisa and Preston were no exception.
What? I have to press that darned button to get a treat even from stalkers? How does that make sense? But these were really high quality treats, Frosted Mini Wheats. I don’t get those very often.
As you can see, I forgot all about my lettuce once Frosted Mini Wheats entered the equation.
I think I’m just going to show a whole lot of photos of my visit with Lisa and Preston and not bother with the commentary. The photos speak pretty well for themselves. The only thing I’d like to note at this point is that Lisa is wearing one of our “Three Capybaras Walk into a Bar” tshirts!
As if we weren’t having enough fun, guess what happened next! Coral came over with Flopsy the Killer Cat!
Why won’t he come in the water with me! It was nice and warm, perfect swimming weather.
Flopsy would never come in. The most he did was dip his tail in the water. Still, it’s a start. If he does a little more every time he comes over, soon he’ll be swimming with me.
You’d think entertaining stalkers for an afternoon would be all that my position as Capybara Ambassador would require for a weekend, but you’d be wrong. Today (Sunday), I went to the Universal Unitarian Church in Austin to teach people all about capybaras. My Rick went with me, and Coral joined us there. Of course, Melly did all the talking. If there’s one thing I say about Melly, it’s that she is a talker.
The church is quite small and they said many of the members were out on vacation, but the people who were there were really enthusiastic about learning about capybaras. Melly’s talk was on Capybaras in the Wild, so it wasn’t all about me like it usually is. I was just there to serve as an example capybara. I think everyone probably thought we capys are a bunch of cowards. I couldn’t help being afraid! This was my first trip after my last vet visit and I kept expecting to be harpooned at any moment.
The group invited us out to lunch at a capybara-friendly restaurant but Melly and Rick both agreed that I was too nervous to stay out any longer. When I got home I went straight to my green pool to get unleashed and then I took a long nap.
One last thing! I’m just going to tag a rabbit update in here.
It looks like Oakley and Dustabelle are really hitting it off! They look pretty adorable together.