Capybaras swim. Lots of rodents swim: beavers, muskrats, nutria, even rats. Wild ones swim, of course. They live in or near water. What about captive capybaras, though? Where do they […]
Rodents are seldom featured in movies, and even then, they are rarely the heroes. Unless it’s a cartoon. Rodent fanciers know how engaging they are, though. Let’s take a look […]
In difficult times a retreat into the past can be a great comfort. My daily routine has not changed much lately. I still have dozens of animals to care for. […]
Is there a capybara in your bathtub? It’s about as fun as it sounds!
For most people, this is Valentine’s Day. For me, it is Dobby’s birthday, and always will be.
There are so many inherent problems with finding a replacement for Dobby the capybara, that for months after his death I was bewildered. I knew that it would be unfair […]
I watched Dobby grow from bunny size to mastiff over ten years. Those of you who visited here (90 visitors in 2018 alone!) understand how enormous these animals are. None […]
The temperatures dipped below 12f degrees (-11c) for two nights and then 15f. Tonight is a balmy 28f, but the snow is supposed to start again tomorrow, before the big […]
Now that Dobby can no longer hound me about edits to his book, I am free to do with it what I like. So, I am going to rip chunks […]
In December of 2009, Dobby was 10 months old and weighed 60 pounds (about 27kg). He had spent all summer grazing and swimming, and life was good. In July he […]