dobby book


My book is for sale ! If you order through Amazon, be sure to use Amazon Smile and select a charity! (Might I suggest Stacy’s Funny Farm?)

Better yet, buy it through a local bookshop.

The paperback is available worldwide, even Asia where there are so many capybara fans. If you can’t find it, please let me know.

In the UK try these links:

Blackwell’s or Book Depository

Or you can google search for the paperback ISBN: 978-0-9993976-0-2


Here’s the eBook!

Here’s the eBook in Germany (Euros). (Sorry, it’s not translated to German.)

It’s also available worldwide, so try googling for the eBook ISBN: 978-0-9993976-1-9


Are you in Asia or Eastern Europe? Contact me (scroll down) and tell me the link where you found my book. I’ll post it here! Likewise, if these links aren’t working for you, let me know and I’ll fix it. I also have a very few signed copies left around here if you are looking for an extra special gift and can wait for me to find one and ship it out.


October 23, 2017 update (ancient history)

The Farm Manager asked me to review the book before it went to the publisher. I can’t tell you how disappointed I am! It was perfect when I gave it to them, but Stacy and Sonya totally messed up everything! It will take me a week or two to put everything back the way I had it, but books should still be available before the holidays. That includes my favorite, Halloween! Before Halloween! Stay tuned!

I'm disgusted, to tell you the truth.

I can’t believe it!

October 9, 2017 update

Our Kickstarter was successful!

That means we have funds to publish! So what are we waiting for, now?

We will be reviewing authentic hard-copy versions of our book this week! We want to make sure it looks like we expect it to look. The pictures should be in the right place, page numbers make sense and match the table of contents, no typos. All of those things you suddenly notice when you pick up your hard copy from the printer. It always looks fine on the computer screen. If it’s perfect, we’ll print right away! If not, the adjustments should be minor, but we are still on track to publish in early October. Look for the link on this page!

The KickStarter rewards are a top priority, and I envision a marathon signing, packing, and shipping party as soon as the books arrive. If you have questions about your KickStarter reward, please contact me here or at the KickStarter page.

The eBooks are next up. Formatting is totally different, so we decided to get the paperbacks out before Sonya tackles it.

Thank you, everyone, for your support, patience, and encouragement!

September 25, 2017 update

Previous update:

We have always assumed we would self-publish. Wouldn’t you know it, there are start-up costs! Annoying fees pop up like Whack-a-Mole. By offering our books at a pre-sale discount, we can offset some of our out-of-pocket costs with these early sales. We can also begin to assess demand and fine tune our marketing plan. I’m pretty sure that people who own pet capybaras will buy the book, so that’s about 85 books right there! We’re hoping to introduce (and warn) many more people to the joys (and perils) of pet capybaras. Plus, we really do want to sell more than 85 books, so we had to get creative. That’s what this Kickstarter is all about.

The Kickstarter runs until Monday, September 25, 2017, so you have plenty of time to check it out. If you miss out on these great deals, don’t panic, the book will be available everywhere and you can still fill out the form below to get a reminder postcard.

September 3, 2017 update

The original post:

Is there a 100-pound semi-aquatic South American rodent in your kitchen?

I am Dobby the Capybara, I live in the suburbs, and this is my story. Royalty is automatic among the world’s largest rodents, but I am The Prince. Read the highly opinionated record of my downfall from pampered pet to grubby, corn-obsessed middle age.

This isn’t “How to Capybara” anything, and the facts are a little bit mixed up. If you are interested in wild capybaras, don’t look here! I can tell you what’s in my refrigerator, though, and where the off-limits birdseed is. I also discuss visitor expectations, explain discreet coprophagy techniques, and offer advice on forays into forbidden parts of the house. Grab a highlighter and take notes in case there is a poop quiz!


When my book is available, I will mail you a postcard (while supplies last)! Give me your address and start checking your mailbox!

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3 responses to “dobby book

  1. Pingback: Daily Drama 67 – Between Disasters | Stacy's Funny Farm·

  2. I apologize for commenting on a late post like this (what, nearly 5 years?) but I would really love to buy one of these from you. I see it’s on Amazon but I’d rather buy directly (if you can get more of the money) and I’d prefer physical. Would you mind letting me know if this still possible?

    Dobby (and most other capybaras) warm my heart immensely!



    • I have my royalties structured so that I make the same on a discounted book as I do on a full-price copy or one from my bookshelf at home. What I do have here is a few author-signed copies that come with bookmarks and miscellaneous ephemera. Use the Ask Dobby tab to email me your address so we can discuss the exorbitant cost of this deluxe package.


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