Flopsy the Killer Cat came over for a visit this weekend and Garibaldi Rous could not understand why he wouldn’t get in the water. Gari loves Flopsy but the cat is still a little leery of him.
Until you’ve had a capybara, you cannot imagine how wonderful their love is. And until you’ve lost a capybara, you cannot imagine how painful their loss is. This photo is in loving memory of sweet Templeton Reeder.
Garibaldi Rous is still in a lot of pain from his vet visit on Thursday. Those shots must be really awful because he can hardly put any weight on his left hind leg. But he is getting better gradually. I’m hoping that by tomorrow evening he’ll feel up to swimming.
This is the 5th time he’s had work done on his teeth. If you’d like to learn more, read Vet Visit 5.
All right, it’s not a capybara, but I thought some of you might like to meet Garibaldi Rous’ co-pets. The guinea pig is Winston Bumblebee Barcode the 1st and the rat is Fresno. Gari loves all his co-pets but he’d love them more if they would scratch his belly.
This is Garibaldi Rous at the vet today. We have to take him up to Texas A&M College of Vet. Medicine periodically to have his teeth worked on because he has one molar that is growing sideways. As with all rodents, capybara teeth grow throughout their lives. Gari’s sideways tooth grows into his tongue unless it is trimmed. A wild capybara would die if it had this condition. It’s not pleasant for Gari either.
Continuing the car theme, here is Garibaldi Rous getting in the car this for our afternoon drive today. Right around 7 pm every evening he goes to the gate to ask to go for a walk and then he almost always wants to go for a drive too. Good ‘bura.
Yesterday Garibaldi Rous practically begged me to let him get in the car so we could go for a little drive. He went from one door to another and tried to bite them open. He couldn’t understand why I wouldn’t let him in. Oh no you don’t, you muddy ‘bura! You are not doing that to my car!
The weather has finally warmed up enough for me to go swimming with Garibaldi Rous. These are my favorite times because he is so playful and so hugable in the water.
Garibaldi Rous had a stressful morning visiting some 2nd graders at Reilly Elementary School in Austin. When we got home, he felt the need to roll.