My Day as Capybassador

 

I deal with the chickens

It started out a day like any other day, and that explains why I can use the above photo in this post. It wasn’t taken today but it might as well have been. I am always having to deal with those chickens. I know they were my birthday present and so, technically, they belong to me, but I have to say that they do not know that. Unless them belonging to me means that all of my food belongs to them. But I digress. Continue reading “My Day as Capybassador” »

Visiting Valley View

Me at Valley View Elementary School

On Friday I did a school visit at Valley View Elementary School in Austin. This time I had to meet  kindergarten kids. I mean, I got to meet them. A lot of them. Maybe thousands. Or one hundred at least. Or maybe at most.

Continue reading “Visiting Valley View” »

Science Day 2012

Me with Sheldon

I should have known something was up when Sheldon came over to our house early one morning. Firstly, it was a very cold morning, frost on the cars! Sheldon does not like cold weather (and neither do I). Secondly, Sheldon came over at all. You’ve probably noticed if you’ve been reading this blog for a long time, that Sheldon is no longer a big part of it. Turns out he was really Caplin Rous’ friend and not mine. I think he gets sad when he sees me. Or maybe I am just not his type.

Continue reading “Science Day 2012” »

Special Needs Capybara

 

In the car with my Rick

If you’ve been following this blog for very long, you know I am not the world’s bravest capybara. That was Caplin Rous. He could go anywhere and do anything and never have a moment of fear or doubt. Not me, I get scared as soon as I get in the car. Actually, I’m scared just getting my harness on even though that normally means a trip to the creek, which I love. So where am I going in the above photo? And why?

Continue reading “Special Needs Capybara” »

Remembering Caplin Rous: 2008 B

Rick helping Caplin to stand

Owner’s blog:

Some of these photos are painful to view. This is a shot of Caplin Rous a few days after he was neutered. He could not stand or sit by himself. You can see how his paws are contracted in the front and his legs are all stiff. You can also notice that his hind end is not under him. At this point he had almost no control of his limbs.

Continue reading “Remembering Caplin Rous: 2008 B” »