Biting Leopolda

My after pool run

I have a little ritual that I follow every afternoon after I get out of the pool. Actually, I have rituals for every time of day, but in this blog post I’m only going to talk about my after pool ritual. Anyway, it starts out with a run, as you can see in the photo above. My run isn’t very long. Sometimes I go all the way to the house, but sometimes I stop as soon as I see something good to eat.

Napa cabbage is good to eat

Today I spotted part of a head of Napa cabbage lying in the grass and so I stopped. It is true that I had already eaten most of this head of cabbage while I was in the pool. Part of my in-the-pool ritual is that I eat a big head of lettuce/chard/endive/cabbage or other green while I am sitting on my pool table. Whatever I don’t eat, Melly throws out to the chickens, rabbits and tortoises. But this time I ate my own left overs.

Me and Leopolda (aka Leah)

Sometimes Leah comes around looking for scraps. All of my co-pets know to come looking for scraps around the time I’m through with my swim.

Usually I ignore Leah

Usually I ignore Leah. We don’t have much in common, except what we like to eat. She is not as discriminating as I am though.


Sometimes I like to investigate her. What’s she doing? Is she alive? But the big question is, does she taste good?

I know! I know! I’m an herbivore! I do not eat other animals. But how can I be sure Leah is an animal? She looks more like a rock. And, truth be told, she does taste a lot like a salty rock. Not in a bad way.

Me and Leopolda

Look, it’s not my fault Leah looks delicious. Don’t judge!

12 comments to Biting Leopolda

  • Damien N Sally CHAN

    We see the fact that you’re the centre of the universe there…. eating your own left overs is good in showing another side of you, Gari.

    BTW, you were eating (the cabbage) politely, at least, in the footage…..

  • Punkin

    You looked really happy when you were running. Does cabbage give you gas? it does me. Do you like Leopolda? She seems very tolerant.

  • Laurie Coppola

    I would be careful! She just might decide to taste you, too 🙂

  • Kristen from MA

    Oh Gari, you silly capy!

  • Garibaldi Rous

    Cabbage does not seem to give me gas, but I don’t get it very often.

  • melissa

    I have had torties for many years and contrary to public belief, they DO have feeling in their shells. I have had torties from tortiose rescue that are permanently maimed by pets. It may be best to keep them separated. I do so love your capybara blogs.

  • Lisa

    oh Gari you are so silly!! i guess you found a new way to wear down those rodent teeth!

    be careful you dont get the turtle “meat” !!!

  • Stephanie Labbate

    I think it’s a little presumptuous to bite your co-pet. How ’bout if you just sniff her butt like my guinea pigs do?

    That did look like a good “sprint”.

  • Wendy

    You both look like a good co-pets. Try to be nice. You have so many to play with. Maybe Leopoldi and you can share the pool together or is that a no, no for Leopoldi. Sniff the butt if I were you.

  • Ann M. Bednarek

    Oh Gari, you are so funny. I do not think you were actually biting to get a piece of shell. Looks to me like you were being a good co-pet and cleaning Leah’s shell. More like giving her a bath and nipping off little bits of debri that were caught on her shell. You are a protector of your co-pets <3

  • Frank Yaeger


    Repeat after me – I WILL NOT bite my co-pets, no matter how tasty they look.

  • Janet Lutkus

    Oh GARI, you big, big silly head! Next you’ll be biting the pool and all the hoses like Dobbye Winnick!

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