Garibaldi Rous touching noses with Tali the Boston Terrier puppy. (With Sheldon Cheng, Tali’s owner.)

Garibaldi Rous touching noses with Tali the Boston Terrier puppy. (With Sheldon Cheng, Tali’s owner.)

Swimming is like flying when you’re a capybara.

Swimming is like flying when you’re a capybara.

A relaxing afternoon in the pool.

A relaxing afternoon in the pool.

This is Garibaldi Rous with my leopard tortoise Leopolda. If you’d like to know how they get along, you can read my blog post Biting Leopolda. 

This is Garibaldi Rous with my leopard tortoise Leopolda. If you’d like to know how they get along, you can read my blog post Biting Leopolda

Garibaldi Rous loves to eat the tall grass, especially the seed heads. Just another reason we don’t fit in in a “neighborhood.”

Garibaldi Rous loves to eat the tall grass, especially the seed heads. Just another reason we don’t fit in in a “neighborhood.”

Garibaldi Rous’ after pool snack today was Napa cabbage.
If you look at his eye in this photo, you can see how he is able to shut just the back 1/3 when the light is bright. He can also close the front 1/3 independently. When he shuts both the back and the front it looks like he has a long black line of mascara with a little black eye in the middle.

Garibaldi Rous’ after pool snack today was Napa cabbage.

If you look at his eye in this photo, you can see how he is able to shut just the back 1/3 when the light is bright. He can also close the front 1/3 independently. When he shuts both the back and the front it looks like he has a long black line of mascara with a little black eye in the middle.

Garibaldi Rous coming out of the bathroom after using his toilet bowl. He’s a very fastidious capybara.

Garibaldi Rous coming out of the bathroom after using his toilet bowl. He’s a very fastidious capybara.

I drew this photo for a story I am writing called Three Baby Capybaras. If you’re interested, you can read the first installment on my blog by following the link.

I drew this photo for a story I am writing called Three Baby Capybaras. If you’re interested, you can read the first installment on my blog by following the link.

Garibaldi Rous eating his after pool corn.

Garibaldi Rous eating his after pool corn.

This is me with Garibaldi Rous in the pool today. When it’s hot like this (it was 102 F today) and I don’t have to work, I spent about 1.5 hrs with him in the pool during the afternoon. Mostly he likes to sleep in my arms but he also plays games. His favorites are spinning (record is 16 spins without pause) and getting thrown over backward.

This is me with Garibaldi Rous in the pool today. When it’s hot like this (it was 102 F today) and I don’t have to work, I spent about 1.5 hrs with him in the pool during the afternoon. Mostly he likes to sleep in my arms but he also plays games. His favorites are spinning (record is 16 spins without pause) and getting thrown over backward.

Run, run like the wind!

Run, run like the wind!

Garibaldi Rous walking through tall grass. I love the way he lifts his paws.

Garibaldi Rous walking through tall grass. I love the way he lifts his paws.

Help! I’m drowning!

Help! I’m drowning!

Contentment.

Contentment.

Gari wanted a sip of Coral’s ice tea but she didn’t open it for him and he really can’t drink out of a straw.

Gari wanted a sip of Coral’s ice tea but she didn’t open it for him and he really can’t drink out of a straw.