I think Melly is taking advantage of the way I have gotten used to car trips to make me do scary things. If you read my last blog post, you know she recently made me spend the night in a motel. When I get in that car, I never know what is going to happen.
One good thing that happened is that my Rick hugged me. Normally I only allow hugs when I am in the water, but my Rick is a special case. He can hug me anywhere. When I’m in the car, I sometimes need a hug.
It turned out we were going to the Buda Library. I have been to the Buda Library before and you can read about it in my blog post, Buda Library 2012. Apparently, Caplin Rous set a precedent so now all capybaras have to go to the library for Capybara Ambassador training once per year. I suppose this is good training. It helps me with going places because it is not far from our house. And it helps me to learn to deal with kids because there are usually a lot of them there. And it is good for Melly because she has to develop a new presentation about capybaras every year. This year she talked about capybaras in the wild. Even though I am not a wild capybara, I still had to serve as an example.
Did you notice that I am sitting in a chair? The kids had to sit on the ground! I didn’t have to sit in the chair but sometimes I feel a little more confident when I am up a bit higher. Plus it makes for good photos. All the kids (and most of the adults) wanted their photo taken with me.
Do you think that hat is edible? It looks pretty tasty but in fact, it is not. But this is an example of what I’m talking about. I’ll bet this came out to be a pretty nice photo! I am just the right height above the floor to make myself look ginormous next to that little kid!
Of course, these steps were even higher than my chair. I remember climbing them last year so I did that again this year, but not until Melly was done with her presentation. You can see from this photo that even adults like to pet me.
Now that is a good book! It isn’t as good as Melly’s new book, Celeste and the Adorable Kitten, is going to be because I have a small part in that book. Celeste and the Giant Hamster will have to do until the new book is out though. There aren’t a lot of books featuring capybaras but I think Melly is out to change that.
Time for one last photo and then I am out of there! Kids are nice but I can only take so many of them for a short time. I need the peace and quiet of home.
Did I mention that Sheldon went with us? He helped out at the library and then he went swimming with me and Melly when we got home. It was 102 F. today so the water felt great! We stayed in for 1.5 hours and I would have staying in longer but Sheldon said he had somewhere to go.