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Day into Night

Is it safe yet?

MelT has been warning me about something called a “solar eclipse.” She says the moon is going to go in front of the sun and block out all of the light, or maybe just most or it. Or at least some. She’s pretty unclear on that. Continue reading “Day into Night” »

Stalkers from Australia

Four people gather around a bed where a pet capybara is resting

No one respects my privacy

The other day, August 5th to be exact, I had some stalkers — I mean “visitors” — from Australia come over. Their names were Steven (hat), Zach (plaid), Lauren (dress), and Henry (white shirt). Their names are so boring! I thought coming from Australia, which is like all the way around the world and on the bottom to boot, they would have cool Australian names like Kookaburra, Nightshade, and System Failure. Those sound like good Australian names to me! Lauren was their Uber driver so she’s an American from Austin. Still, she could have a name like Cylinder. Wouldn’t that be fun. Short for Master Cylinder. But no, they had regular American names.

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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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A Hole in the Yard

Capybara emerging from a cartoon pond

Garibaldi in my old pond

Honestly, you never know what MelT will do. The above photo shows my predecessor, Garibaldi Rous, climbing out of my old pond. Only that doesn’t really look like my old pond — here after referred to as pond 1. Pond 1 was never that blue. Nothing was ever that blue. But that is what she’d like you to imagine so I guess I’ll go along with it. For now.

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A Stressful Week

A Japanese TV crew scours my computer for cute capybara photos

Japanese TV crew

A Melanie’s Mondays post (on Thursday):

Skipper and I didn’t post last week because we were stressed out about doing a segment for a Japanese TV show. We didn’t quite catch the name of the show–because it was in Japanese–but we do know that it airs once per quarter and is about cute animals. Skipper’s got the cute part down!

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