Blog Paws 2017

Cat sits on a table during BlogPaws presention

Cat listens to BlogPaws presentation

A Melanie’s Mondays post

I guess it’s time to mention that the blog is now going to have a Melanie’s Mondays post every week, more or less. This is a new blog feature. I’m hoping that once per week Mudskipper will make a blog post and once per week I can put up a blog post. As it turns out, capybaras are not all that interested in the world around them, or even in their human families. I an going to address that view in these new posts. Please leave a comment letting me know how you feel about this feature. Do you love it? Do you hate it? Continue reading “Blog Paws 2017” »

The Evolution of My Pond

Caplin Rous, a capybara, stands beside a pond

Caplin entering the pond

My pond is one of the most important things in my life. But it didn’t start out being mine. First it was Caplin’s pond, and then Garibaldi’s, and now, finally, I have inherited it. Am I taking good care of this historic treasure? You be the judge. Continue reading “The Evolution of My Pond” »

In Memoriam : Chico Wren

Chico Capybara was a gentle giant

Chico Capybara was a gentle giant

A Melanie’s Mondays post

Losing a pet is always difficult. Losing a capybara is devastating, especially one as sweet and loving as Chico Wren. At three years old, Chico had already captured the hearts of people around the world. His recent appearance on Inside Edition testifies to his ability to enchant an audience. Continue reading “In Memoriam : Chico Wren” »


Grazin' the grass is a gas

Grazin’ the grass is a gas

There’s something you should know about capybaras; we like three things. Those three things are: eating, sleeping, and swimming. I put them in the order of how much I like them, not how much time I spend doing them. Sleeping is my most time consuming activity, or lack thereof.

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I’ve Got Chickens!

My baby chickens

My baby chickens

These are some of my baby chickens. I got them back in October but I didn’t get around to blogging about them. They don’t look like this anymore. They’re still cute, but different…and much bigger! Continue reading “I’ve Got Chickens!” »