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Thursday, 24 April 2008

Capybaras




Lest any of you are in attendance at the blog for the guinea pig content I should let you know that I am reliably informed that the big guinea pigs that Nigel was waxing lyrical about the other night when I was trying to sloth in front of the tv are in fact likely to be capybara ( plural or singular I cannot say , though I am sure a comment will appear in due course ) . Large brown beasties with snub noses which can be viewed in real life ( for the UK residents ) at TrottersTrotters World of Animals : animal park in the lake district, animals, keswick near Keswick in Cumbria ( one of those viewing farm establishments so beloved of families with toddlers and small children myself included though my child has long outgrown that stage and I am now forced to acknowedge we attend for me ) . They reside in close proximity to the tapirs , another strong favourite of mine . ( Previous encounters with Topamax have led to my impersonating and indeed believing myself to be a tapir on occasion but that's another story CatCalls: The Tapir).
My sister is a veritable mine of information . Would you recall the name capybara ? I wouldnt . This I know for sure . Tapir now .....

5 comments:

Silliyak said...

Spent some time in The Lakes district and Keswick with friends. Unfortuntely with back pain from sleeping on a friend's crappy bed. But the walking/hiking was helpful in lessening the pain and all was not lost.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shelagh
yes agree, there was something on the news, we caught it briefly, and caught my attension when they said it was part of the guinea pig family! although I not sure Bj would approve sharing her home with one of her cousins! Hope you feeling better, I can only imagine what you go through, I read some where about some research in to oxygen therapy? I really hope research will find a remedy without all the side effects, I like you take 8 tablets a day, some are to reduce the side effects from the other drugs!
Take care
Joan & Bj

MsCatCalls said...

Thanks Joan , yes one of these days , the drugs get better all the time . Sounds like you take a raft of stuff as well ?

Silliyak you seem to have travelled the UK , did you see Ambleside , this is our favourite spot in the lakes ?

Silliyak said...

Doesn't ring a bell, may well have. We were with two Brits, so I assume if it was worth seeing, we saw it.

BetteJo said...

Tapirs again! Lol! Maybe too many meds!

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