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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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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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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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Caplin Day 2013

Me and Caplin Rous

Melly’s Blog:

Today is Caplin Day. On this day, July 10th, in 2007 Caplin Rous was born in Nacogdoches, Texas. I didn’t know it, but the birth of that tiny capybara would change my life. He changed other people’s lives too, teaching people around the world about the intelligent and affectionate nature of capybaras. When I lost him on January 4th, 2011, I lost a huge part of myself. Continue reading “Caplin Day 2013” »

Magnificent Mud


Me in my little green pool

This is me, just chillaxing in my wading pool yesterday. Melly and I had already gone swimming and the sun was casting long shadows across the lawn. It’s a good time to reflect on the events of the day. But it is also a good time to go for a walk and make some new events.

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