Blog Paws 2017

Cat sits on a table during BlogPaws presention

Cat listens to BlogPaws presentation


A Melanie’s Mondays post

I guess it’s time to mention that the blog is now going to have a Melanie’s Mondays post every week, more or less. This is a new blog feature. I’m hoping that once per week Mudskipper will make a blog post and once per week I can put up a blog post. As it turns out, capybaras are not all that interested in the world around them, or even in their human families. I an going to address that view in these new posts. Please leave a comment letting me know how you feel about this feature. Do you love it? Do you hate it? Continue reading “Blog Paws 2017” »

Dobby(e) Trip: Part 1

Prince Dobalob

Prince Dobalob

I’m starting this post with a cute photo of Prince Dobalob, aka Dobby(e) Winnick. Isn’t he adorable? Well, get over it because the whole rest of this post is not going to be about Dobby at all, it’s going to be about my journey to get to him. The journey starts in Buda, TX, detours through Los Angeles, and ends in Seattle with the famous capybara. This installment is about the LA section of the trip. I’d like to promise that it will be interesting, even though it is not about capybaras, but you will have to judge that for yourselves. Continue reading “Dobby(e) Trip: Part 1” »

Caplin Day 2014

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July 10th is Caplin Day, also known as Capybara Appreciation Day. We celebrate this day in honor of Caplin Rous (2007/02/10 – 2011/01/03) . He would have been seven this year. This year we are also celebrating the life of my beloved Garibaldi Rous (2010/03/11 – 2014/02/16).

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Introducing Wesley and Fiona

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Wesley and Fiona

I’ve been pretty depressed since Garibaldi Rous died. There are now two huge capybara-shaped holes in my heart and that is very, very hard to live with. I guess Rick sensed that when he suggested that we go visit the capybaras at the Snake Farm Zoo in New Braunfels, Texas, which is only about thirty minutes from our house in Buda. Continue reading “Introducing Wesley and Fiona” »

A Converstation With National Geographic

Me with Garibaldi Rous

Me with Garibaldi Rous

The following is my latest exchange with National Geographic Magazine concerning their article on Wild Pets. The first part of this exchange can be found in my post Why I Hate National Geographic Magazine. The first quoted text is an email I received from them in response to the email I sent. The second quoted text is my response.