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Capybara Vacation

 

My idea of a vacation

See that photo above? That is my idea of a vacation. You go someplace a little bit off the beaten track (that is not my usual couch), you spend some time admiring the view, then you go back to the way things were before. It helps you appreciate what you have while giving you the tiniest glimpse into the scary world of the way other capybaras live. I have no desire to emulate Melly and Coral by flying off to some remote corner of the globe to see capybaras I do not even know. (In case you weren’t aware, they are going to Brazil’s Pantanal in August). That is just crazy. But Melly–and even my dear Rick–thought I should do more than just change couches. You’ll never believe the horrors I went through! Continue reading “Capybara Vacation” »

Co-Pet Update


Teaching Fresno to swim

Most of my readers probably know that I have a few co-pets. Okay, maybe more than a few. I think people love them as much or more than they love me, so I have decided to let everyone know how they are doing. Continue reading “Co-Pet Update” »

National Geographic and Me

 

I had a dream

I had a dream the other day, that large rodents and small rodents, tailed and tailless, brown and black and spotted, would all be featured in a special edition of National Geographic Magazine. That dream is, as yet, unfulfilled. The magazine cover shown above is a sham. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t made progress. It looks like at least one rodent, yours truly, may well appear in this prestigious periodical!

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Caplin Day 2013

Me and Caplin Rous

Melly’s Blog:

Today is Caplin Day. On this day, July 10th, in 2007 Caplin Rous was born in Nacogdoches, Texas. I didn’t know it, but the birth of that tiny capybara would change my life. He changed other people’s lives too, teaching people around the world about the intelligent and affectionate nature of capybaras. When I lost him on January 4th, 2011, I lost a huge part of myself. Continue reading “Caplin Day 2013” »

A Super Capy in Tatarstan

 

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Do you remember when I hurt my paw way back January? If not you can read Oh! My Aching Paw! Well, at that time we had a special offer of a Super Capy with a paw bandage just like mine. Here is the story of one of those intrepid Super Capys. It is truly amazing. And, in case you don’t know where Tartarstan is (I didn’t!), I’m including a map. Continue reading “A Super Capy in Tatarstan” »