Knew Moan Ya

Something happened to me last month that kept me from writing any blog posts. You should watch the video above to prepare yourself.

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What’s Going On?

Melly’s blog:

Hi all! This is Melly here. I suppose that some of you are wondering what is going on with me and Garibaldi Rous and why there haven’t been any recent blog posts. Well, never fear! Garibaldi is still doing well. His next vet visit is scheduled for Dec. 10th and Stacy Winnick, Dobbye Winnick’s owner (yes, the same famous Dobbye from, is coming out to help us with the trip up to College Station. In. In the meantime, Gari continues to take his antibiotics and is not displaying any further signs of dental distress.


I’m afraid the problem with the lack of blog posts, and the fact that I have taken down the Capybara Madness store, is because I have spent the last three weeks in the hospital following a stroke. No one was more surprised by this turn of events than I was. I am too young for a stroke and I don’t even have high blood pressure. But it turns out I had a congenital malformation in my brain and it chose Oct. 16th, 2013 to go off. Luckily, the damage seems to be restricted to my right visual cortex. That makes it difficult for me to see and very difficult to read a computer screen, along with some other vision related problems. But otherwise I am more or less fine. I should be going home sometime next week. I can hardly wait to be back with my Garibear!

Even so, the blog will probably remain off line for another month or so due to my vision problems. I’ll try to post quick updates now and then just to let you know how Gari is doing.

Garibaldi is Sick: Vet Visit 6

A happy, healthy capybara?

Melly’s blog:

Another installment in the long suffering of a poor little capybara who never hurt anyone, my adorable Garibaldi Caplin Rous. And it’s not a good one. The photo above was taken the day before we went to the vet. He looks both healthy and happy but apparently he is neither. Continue reading “Garibaldi is Sick: Vet Visit 6” »

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.

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