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what the ROUS Foundation Means to Me

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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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Pond accompli

Me in Pond 2

Mudskipper’s Post:

Ever since I got my new pool, I have been ignoring my pond. At least on this blog. In real life, I still love my pond, which is now Pond 2. You can see me “swimming” in it in the photo above. Since I swim in my pool now, Pond 2 has been configured more with Nessie in mind.

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I’m the You in YouTube

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Meeting My Bear

It has been a long time since my last post. I’ve been a bit under the weather. My pneumonia cleared up but I am still not quite myself. MelT is always worrying about me, even when I’m in tip-top shape, so you can imagine what a stress her stress is putting on me! Plus, we have both been lazy. The days are short now, MelT says they will get longer again some day, but it is depressing.

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In Memoriam: Joejoe the Capybara Kennedy

It is hard to lose such an enormous personality as Joejoe the Capybara. Arguably, he took over the crown of World’s Most Famous Capybara after Caplin died. As a capybara ambassador, Joejoe was the best, most outgoing, brave, photogenic, and friendly. To say he will be missed is putting it mildly.

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Return of the Tatars

The most beautiful plate in the world!

Skipper’s Post:

This post is a long time coming since my friends from Tatarstan were here at the end of March, but times have been busy. Anyway, look at the truly amazing plate they gave me! I didn’t know that capybaras were so popular in Tatarstan. But of course we are; to know us is to love us. The capy in the center is brilliant, but the design on the rim is also very unique. It is a traditional Tatar pattern. Really beautiful. Continue reading “Return of the Tatars” »