People are always asking Melly if I am “house trained.” What is up with that? How rude can you be! I often contemplate asking them right back. If their manners are so poor it is quite possible that they are not house trained! But obviously I am too gentile a capybara to dignify such a question by remarking on it. (In case you are wondering but not so rude as to actually ask, you can learn about my toilet habits by reading my blog post Privacy Please!)
I do not know why I didn’t mention this before but I’d like to give credit where credit is due. Yes, it is true that Melly provides a delicious snack for me as a reward for correctly using my bathroom water bowl. She calls the snack “toilet paper.” I suppose that is because it is right next to the toilet. I imagine Melly and Rick snack on it while they are using the toilet but they always keep the door closed so I can’t see. At any rate, I sometimes snack while I am pooping but most often I wait until afterward.
I don’t think toilet paper is as good for humans as it is for capybaras. Humans can’t even digest cellulose. Sometimes I wonder how they stay alive. there are different flavors of toilet paper but Melly always gets me the recycled kind because she is trying to protect the rain forests for all the wild capybaras and other animals.
Toilet paper has these nasty perforations in it which make it hard to spool off really long sections to chew on on the go. If I step on it with just one tiny tip of a toe, it breaks and then that is all I get. I suppose that helps it to last longer.
A cute video of me with a post-poop snack