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what the ROUS Foundation Means to Me

Love

Melanie’s post:

I think a lot of you know that after Caplin Rous’s death in January of 2011, I started a charity called the ROUS Foundation for Capybara Veterinary Medicine (RF). I am happy to say that the RF has done a lot of good work for captive capybaras and their caretakers, but it hasn’t been easy.

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A Visit With Dobby

Dobby Winnick

Melanie’s Post:

In April this year, I had the privilege of visiting a very famous capybara, Dobby Winnick. Of course, Dobby and I are not strangers. We have met two other times, once when he was an infant, and once in August of 2014. Every time, Dobby was the cutest capybara around, and not just because he was the only capybara around. Continue reading “A Visit With Dobby” »

When Gari Was Three

A nose by any other name…

Melanie’s Post:

This post commemorates the third year of the life of Garibaldi Rous, World’s Silliest Capybara. I think you can see that he earned that title by looking at the photo above. Gari the Clown whose superpower was rolling, and rolling, and rolling.

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when Gari Was Two

A loveable nose

Melanie’s Post:

I always said that Caplin was dignified and Garibaldi was a clown. The photo above demonstrates that. He was never the staid, thoughtful, discerning capybara that Caplin was, and he never strove for it. Gari, the Capybara Clown.

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The color of milk

A plastic container full of green liquid

My milk

A Melanie’s Post:

In Skipper’s last post she said that I was going to cover why her milk is green. I’ll do that now, but first I want to apologize for taking so long to get this post up. I’d give you a couple of excuses but they would ring hollow since it’s mostly because I am lazy and distracted.

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