This is Dobby Winnick of Pet Capybara fame chilling in his pool.
This is the photo I used as a header for the world’s first Capy Diablog. The diablog is a dialog between Garibaldi Rous and Dobby(e) Winnick. The text of the conversation is posted on both of their blogs, but the photos are different. You can read Gari’s Diablog here and read Dobby(e)’s Diablog here.
Today is Dobby(e) Winnick’s fourth birthday and I made Garibaldi Rous put on a hat and hold a noisemaker for a photo. If he looks miserable, that is because he was. Rest assured that the whole photo session took less than five minutes and no capybaras were harmed in the making of this photo.
This is Dobby(e) Winnick showing how cute a capybara can be even when they are doing something bad, in this case getting mud all over everything.
This shot of Dobby (or Dobbye, depending on if you know him from Facebook or not) is going to be the photo for February on our new 2013 Capybara Madness calendar. It will be available, eventually, from the bog: www.GiantHamster.com.
This is Caplin Rous when he went to visit his parents and baby siblings. I believe the baby being held is Dobby Winnick, who would be about two weeks old in this photo.
These two photos show Dobby in his outdoor bed. In the top one you can just see his eye peeking out of a hole he chewed. Dobby is a smart capybara, he knows to pull the covers over himself when he is cold.
Dobby Winnick’s birthday is Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14th). He is turning three this year! Congratulations Dobby!
You may notice that Dobby has a very prominent morillo (that is the scent gland on his nose). This is typical of male capybaras. Caplin & Garibaldi both lost their obvious morillos when they were neutered. Dobby didn’t get neutered until last summer so we’re not sure yet whether his morillo may fade away.
Yesterday’s photo was Dobby in the snow last year. Today’s photo is Dobby in the snow this year. Here’s a link to a video of Dobby in the snow. Look how clever he is! He knows how to open the kitchen door.
This is Dobby who lives in Seattle. Capybaras can handle the snow but that doesn’t mean they like it.
This is Caplin Rous’ younger brother Dobby when he was just six months old. Dobby is now almost three. In the meantime, this photo has seen itself across the web and is available as a 108-piece jigsaw puzzle.