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Oh, no! Snow!

Night terrors

A Skipper ROUS post:

I suppose most of my readers know Dobby Winnick. He is my BFF. But I’ve always thought he was “untruthful.” You know what I mean. One of the things I doubted was this thing he called snow. He said snow is flaked water that falls from the sky. Ridiculous. But then things are different on Washington Planet.

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The Capy in Winter

The path to Capybara Creek

The path to Capybara Creek

There is one thing you should know about capybaras: we do not like the cold! I know, I know, Dobbye Winnick lives where it is always cold and you never here him complaining. That is just because he doesn’t know any better. Capybaras and cold weather do not–or at least should not–mix. Nevertheless, it does happen, even here in central Texas, that a terrible cold front blows down from the arctic where the polar bears live. The horrendous nature of this catastrophe cannot be overstated. And what about my swimming? I can’t swim in ice water you know! What is a poor, helpless capybara to do? Continue reading “The Capy in Winter” »

Carpincho’s New Year

Me with Carpincho

Me with Carpincho

The photo above shows me with my little stuffed capybara friend Carpincho. Carpincho means capybara in Spanish. That’s kind-of funny because Carpincho was born in England and now lives in Russia! He’s a world citizen capybara.

Carpincho lives with my friend Lina in Moscow. The two of them made this excellent slide show of their winter holiday and I just had to show it to all my fans. I hope you enjoy it. If you do, I’m sure Lina would love to read comments from you, so please post your impressions.

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Snow Day

My frozen water bowl

My frozen water bowl

A weird thing happened this week. I can’t hardly explain it. Let’s just say that the air in the freezer was somehow transported and expanded to fill the whole world. I know this because the water in my outside toilet bowl turned into ice. Ice, as even a capybara knows, belongs in the freezer. I know because that is where my popsicles come from. If not for popsicles, ice has no reason to exist in this world.

Ice from my bowl

Ice from my bowl

The photo above shows how much ice my owner pulled off the bowl before she filled it with fresh, slightly warmer, water for me. Let me tell you, I wasn’t happy about stepping into that water with my sensitive little feet!

Frost Weed

Frost Weed

It was so cold that even the plants froze, as you can see from the photo above. And I’ve been noticing something weird happening to the leaves on the trees. Well, first off, lots of them are just falling off their branches leaving the trees all bare and naked-looking. But also some of them are turning funny colors.

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It does look pretty but I think I like the solid green color better.

That is not the weirdest part of it, though, not even by half! The weird thing is that one day it didn’t rain. I don’t mean “it didn’t rain” as in it was a nice sunny day, I mean it did something else besides rain. My owner said it was snow and that snow is ice and that–you are not going to believe this–that ice can fall from the sky! Sometimes she talks crazy but how do you explain the photo below?

Snow and my pool (which I am NOT using in this weather)

Snow and my pool (which I am NOT using in this weather)

That white stuff in the air is the snow. The poor horses had to stand out in it. Their fur is a lot thicker than mine though and they didn’t even seem cold.

Ribbon & Chesapeake with falling snow

Ribbon & Chesapeake with falling snow

Of course Phoenix just thinks the whole cold thing is fun. What is wrong with that horse?

Phoenix playing in the cold

Phoenix playing in the cold

I, on the other hand, know just how to handle cold weather.

Me waiting out the cold on my fireplace bed

Me waiting out the cold on my fireplace bed