Hi all! Well, I’m back, Mudskipper Rous, after a bit of an absence due to MelTs laziness. You really cannot imagine just how lazy she is! And she’s always blaming it on her brain damage, which is ridiculous. That was over a year ago, get over it! Anyway, my new post is about two great stalkers who visited me all the way from Tatarstan, which is in Russia. That’s a long way away. And they brought the World’s Most Traveled Super Capy with them. You can see a photo of the five of us together above. (Six if you count Supre Capy, which you should.)
This is Gölnur. She has very tasty hair. It took me a while to warm up to her but then I decided I really like her.
This is Gölnur’s husband, Rawil. Unlike most couples who visit me or other capybaras, Gölnur and Rawil are both big capybara fans. Garibaldi wrote a blog post about them a long time ago. In fact, he wrote two! Well, they’re mostly about Super Capy. The first one is called Rats and Hats. The second one is Super Capy in Tatarstan. You should really read those, or at least look at the photos.
I think Gölnur and Rawil would have rather met Garibaldi Rous than me, but they said I was a good substitute, or something like that.
Let’s start at the beginning.
One day Driftwood and I were sleeping, eating, and playing, which is what we do everyday. You can see a photo of me chewing on Driftwood’s ear. This is one of my favorite pastimes. I don’t think Drifter is really wild about it though, he keeps moving away or clawing my face.
Anyway, there we were when these two strangers showed up at the house. MelT let them in. She even acted happy to see them. Driftwood ran to the other room. I took my chances hiding behind the couch.
MelT told them to get on the floor and that would make me come out. I’m a sucker for that. It’s really logical though, isn’t it? Humans can’t attack very well if they are lying down. When I came over to explore Gölnur, she started scratching me. I liked her already!
There’s no better way to get to know someone than to climb all over them. Unless it’s chewing on their ear, but most people won’t let me do that for some reason.
So far all the stalkers I’ve met, which isn’t that many, love to scratch me. This works out well for both of us.
Another thing about stalkers is the like to give me treats. MelT doesn’t give me nearly enough. I don’t even mind standing to get a treat, like I did for Rawil in the photo above.
Of course I had to climb on Rawil too but a funny thing happened, a Super Capy climbed on me! His name is Su Duñğızı (pronounced as Soo Doong ge ze). It means water pig in Tatar. Su Duñğızı is the most traveled capybara in the world. First he was here in Texas, then he flew to Tatarstan, then he came back here. That’s a long, long way! But he’s been other places too. I think he’s been to Germany. They told me all the places he’s been but I forgot.
Rawil went to sit on the couch and I joined him…at a safe distance. It worked because he started scrathing me.
He managed to sidle over closer to me but who am I to complain when he is petting me so nicely?
My ears are one of my cutest parts but usually people don’t rub them. Rawil knows his way to a capybara’s heart.
Well, you can hardly blame him for wanting to take a photo with me. I think I might have blinked.
I guess WBB1 is almost as famous as I am because everyone wants a photo with him too. And, of course, Su Duñğızı wanted in on the action. I think we all came out pretty cute.
The proportions in this photo reflect our relative importance and cuteness. MelT is very small and my nose is very large.
Entertaining guests is fun but it is also hard work. After the party I need a long, quite nap.