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In Memoriam: Dobby Winnick (Part 3)

Dobby shaking

Melanie’s post

No one who hasn’t shared their life with a capybara knows what it is like. No one who hasn’t loved a capybara knows the emptiness of their loss.

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In Memoriam: Dobby Winnick (Part 1)

Dobby Winnick

Melanie’s Post:

This is an especially hard memorial post. Not only was Dobby a superior capybara, but he was also Caplin Rous’ younger brother. And if that weren’t enough, he died on July 9th, one day before Caplin Day, which would have been Caplin’s 11th birthday. Dobby, whose birthday was Feb. 14, 2009, was 9.5 years old when he died.

One of the services provided by the ROUS Foundation for Capybara Veterinary Medicine (RF) is the performance of necropsies on capybaras. We do this because without knowing why capybaras die, we can’t know how to keep them alive. Dobby lived to a respectable age, but of course we would have liked him to live longer. Forever, if possible.

Preliminary results of Dobby’s necropsy show that he died from hepatitis. This is the same thing that killed Caplin Rous. Since they were full brothers, this is suspicious, but without more data it is hard to draw solid conclusions. Please consider making a donation.

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I Can Explain Everything Too

Interesting reading!

A Skipper Rous Post:

I just finished reading the new best seller, I Can Explain Everything: Confessions of a Pet Capybara, by Dobby Winnick. To say this book is interesting is to say the moon is made out of green cheese! I mean, duh! I may be a little prejudiced because, well, you know, Dobby is so cute he almost makes me faint. But even so, I can tell you this is the best book ever written by a capybara! I mean THE BEST!

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I Can Explain Everything

Skipper Reading

Melanie’s Post:

Actually, I can’t explain everything, but Dobby can. That’s Dobby Winnick, aka Dobablob, aka The Prince. Luckily for the rest of us, Dobby has written the world’s first autobiography of a capybara: I Can Explain Everything: Confessions of a Pet Capybara.

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