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Visiting Jinxx, the baby capybara

Baby capybara with woman's feet wearing cat socks

Self portrait with Jinxx

A Melanie’s Mondays Post:

This “Melanie’s Mondays” thing is really not working out. They are NEVER on Monday. Still, we’re going with it. This week I’m posting about my recent visit with Jinxx Capybara Wren, also known as babyJinxx Capybara on FaceBook. He’s worth a follow if you aren’t following him already. His owner, Jackie, says he’ll always be a baby to her, even when he is the 170 lbs she is hoping he will reach.

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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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Hurricane Harvey

Image capture from Weathe Channel Ap show in rain and floating cars

The weather in Buda

I didn’t know storms could have names, but apparently they can. This storm was something called a “hurricane,” and it’s name was Harvey. (Not a great name, if you ask me. Which you didn’t but I’m telling you anyway.) MelT says the forecast was for rain with a chance of floating cars. Since MelT can’t drive, we didn’t get to see any floating cars. She seems to think they would be a bad thing. I’m not fond of cars, floating or not.

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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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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” »