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