The Tale of My Tail


Rear view capybara

Let’s talk tails. The first thing to ask yourself is, do capybaras even have a tail to talk about? The answer is a resounding YES! And a somewhat less resounding no.

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My Pet Adoption Story: Garibaldi Rous

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Rick views Garibaldi on arrival at our house

This post is part of the BlogPaws and BISSELL Blog Carnival to raise money for the Foundation. If you would like to participate, you still have a day left. Please visit Romeo the Cat for more information.

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Animal Advocates


Yesterday was my big day, my first TV appearance. How to prepare?! I don’t know much about TV but there’s nothing like a nice swim in the pool to prepare for just about anything. So that’s what I did. Felt pretty good too and got me nice an cool before the long drive up to College Station and Texas A&M University’s KAMU-TV.

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In Memoriam: Buella Belle Capybara

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Beulla Belle

This is a very hard post for me to write. A beautiful young capybara named Buella Belle died this week. The photo of her above was taken on the day she died. You can see how gorgeous she was and how healthy she looked. And you might even notice the resemblance to Garibaldi Rous, especially around the large ears. They were half-siblings, having the same father but different mothers. Continue reading “In Memoriam: Buella Belle Capybara” »

Vet Check at Texas A&M

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Where are we going?

Ever since I got Garibaldi Rous I have been worried about him. We really don’t know what happened to Caplin Rous and so little is known about capybaras that I now feel like everything I do is potentially deadly. This is one reason I am establishing the ROUS Foundation in conjunction with the vet school at Texas A&M University. It is also the reason I felt it was important to get Gari in for a well-capybara checkup as soon as possible.

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