Visiting Dobby

This week, my mom is in town. Yesterday I asked her what she wanted to do and she said “could we meet that capybara?”

of course
Well, sure! Our friend in Seattle has a pretty famous capybara named Dobby. He has a Facebook page at and a blog at

I hadn’t seen Dobby in well over a year, but I remember he was a sweet guy. He let my mom scratch his chin and pet him.

Then they had a good conversation.

I told Dobby how sweet and cute he was.

And he got really poofy. His people said that means he’s happy, so that’s a good thing.

Dobby has a great snout.

Fancy feet.

And bristle-y fur like a scrub brush.

I think Dobby liked me.

He kissed my shoes.

And rolled over so I could pet his belly.

Dobby is an all-around stand-up guy. As you may know, capybaras are the largest rodents on Earth. Dobby weighs about 115lbs. That’s right… one hundred and fifteen pounds of capybara goodness.

I’m glad mom had such a good idea to go visit Dobby, and happy his people were so nice to let us visit on short notice.

Thanks, Dobby! Great to see you buddy. Hope we can visit again really soon.

11. October 2012 by Silly Human
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Comments (7)

  1. I LOVE the way you told this story and I SO WANT TO MEET DOBBY! *And would love to meet your ducks and clucks one day too…I miss all my friends I grew up with.

  2. Dobby’s blog is an awesome place, and Dobby is a wonderful being .. even if he thinks rabbits are evil. 🙂

    Did you bring him a duck feather for his collection? 🙂

  3. It was fun meeting you, even though my human wouldn’t let me eat your shoelaces.

  4. Absolutely love your photo essay on Dobby! I’d love to meet a capybara one day.

  5. Aw, great photos! So nice to see you greeting your fans and treating them so nicely, Dobbye! You definitely worked your cuteness to the max!!!

  6. Wow, thankyou for introducing us to Dobby. What a wonderful boy he is! I’m off to read his blog.

  7. Oh my goodness, I cannot believe how adorable he is. It’s so funny seeing a capybara on a porch…!

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