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How Giant Rodents Get Giant

Graph showing the growth rate of a capybara

A Melanie’s Mondays Post:

Have you ever wondered how capybaras get so big? The answer is they grow quickly and consistently. The chart above shows the growth of Mudskipper Rous.

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Day into Night Part 2

Capybara playing with a stick in her mouth

Skipper playing with a stick

A Melanie’s Mondays post:

It turns out that my posts are never on Mondays. Such is life. This post is about my trip to see the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017, but I thought I’d start it out with a cute photo of Skipper to trick you into reading it.

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Update on the Cats

White and black cat sleeping

Introducing Driftwood

A Melanie’s Mondays Post:

People have been asking what’s going on with the co-pets. This post is going to update you on the status of the cats. Continue reading “Update on the Cats” »

Pondering

Skipper in Pond 1

Skipper in Pond 1

A Melanie’s Mondays Post:

If you’ve been following Skipper since I got her, you’ll recall that she didn’t like the water when she was a baby. I finally got her to go in the pond (Pond 1) when she was about five months old. Above is a photo of her a couple of months later. Unfortunately, Pond 1 had not been very photogenic for a long time so I don’t have many pictures of her in it even though she came to love swimming there. I am not going to make that mistake with Pond 2! You are going to see so many photos that you are going to get sick of them!

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Caplin Day 2017

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This video above shows why we celebrate Caplin Day with a popsicle

A Melanie’s Mondays Post:

Tomorrow, July 10th is Caplin Day, also known as Capybara Appreciation Day. I hope most of you have heard about Caplin, followed him on Facebook or Twitter or here on this blog. If you have, then you know what an extraordinary capybara he was. He introduced so many people, children and adults, to capybaras. Many of these people did not even know what a capybara is let alone how smart and how cute they are.

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