Capulet, the Stuffed Capybara

Sheldon put Capulet on my back

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, being Capybara Ambassador is the best job in the world. I get to go places and meet all kinds of interesting people and teach them about capybaras and rodents in general. It’s great fun. This week was a little different though, one of my internet friends, Michelle, actually came to visit me at my house. That has only happened once before when my friend Rezoner come over.

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The Front 15

Me in the Bluebonnets

This weekend my owner made this big deal about how we had to get my picture taken in the bluebonnets. Bluebonnets are the Texas state flower and it is like a ritual here for people to get their photo, or their kids or their pets photos, taken with the flowers. It helps that they are about the first flower to bloom in this part of the country and there’s not too much else growing at that time. I think she was so obsessed by it because the past two years, basically ever since I was born, we have been in a terrible drought and there weren’t any bluebonnets so I don’t have any baby photos with me in them.

Lots of people stop by the side of the road–including freeways, which doesn’t seem to safe to me–to get their bluebonnet photos. We are lucky in that we have them right on our property. So my owner determined to get me out for a long walk in the Front 15 (that’s what we call the 15 acres in front of our house) and plop me down in those flowers for a photo. Naturally, I put up a fight.

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