44 thoughts on “Just Chillin’ with my Peeps

    • allein June 9, 2016 / 7:41 pm

      Okay, whoever wrote that article seriously needs a proofreader.

    • 6rabbits June 10, 2016 / 12:43 am

      This whole story needs to be a children’s book!

  1. Duckie June 9, 2016 / 2:37 pm

    Could someone please explain to me why MY bathtub doesn’t have capybaras and ducklings in it?

    • Not That Mike The Other Mike June 9, 2016 / 2:39 pm

      Well, if you were to get in the tub yourself, there would at least be one Duckie in it. Better than nothing. πŸ˜‰

      • Duckie June 9, 2016 / 4:35 pm


      • Faye June 9, 2016 / 4:37 pm


      • Murray C. June 9, 2016 / 6:28 pm

        GOOD one.

    • Julie June 9, 2016 / 6:27 pm

      Hey Duckie –

      Do you actually know a lot about ducks? I have a lady duck living in my shrub. Pretty sure she’s incubating some eggs. She’s been there about a week, based on my dog taking an interest in smelling that shrub something fierce starting only last Saturday.

      I’m going to be a Grand-Duck-Ma!!

      Any advice to make the stay as pleasant/safe as possible?

      • Duckie June 9, 2016 / 7:03 pm

        Sorry, I’m not an expert on ducks in general. I assume that, if she’s still there, babies are pending. Keep doggie away, and once babies are evident, maybe ask SPCA how to get them to safe water?

      • Duckie June 9, 2016 / 7:05 pm

        Oh, and congratulations!

        • Julie June 9, 2016 / 9:58 pm

          Thanks Duckie!

  2. April June 9, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    I’ll never, EVER, get enough of the term “hamster dog”!😸

    • Julie June 9, 2016 / 2:52 pm

      ME TOO!!

    • 6rabbits June 9, 2016 / 2:54 pm

      You know, some of the animal names we’ve laughed at here are actually literal translations from other languages? “Trash Panda” for raccoon is the actual Chinese. I can’t remember any others right now, but German and Chinese names were the most amusing. I’m sure “hamster dog” is pure internet, though!πŸ˜€

      • Julie June 9, 2016 / 2:57 pm

        TRASH PANDA rocks!!!!!

        Hey Nom Tom – we need more Trash Panda posts! πŸ™‚

      • 6rabbits June 9, 2016 / 3:26 pm

        I’m playing “I don’t want to go grocery shoppping” so I looked up capybara in German–“water pig”. Squirrel = tree kitten. Squid=ink fish. Apparently animals are named by comparing them to a more common animal, then adding a modifier. Sloth is “lazy animal”.πŸ˜„

        • Madame X June 9, 2016 / 3:52 pm

          In Spanish, sloths are called “osos perezosos” or just “perezosos”, which means, “lazy bears” and “lazies” (plural of lazy), respectively…

        • Ricky's Mom June 10, 2016 / 1:10 pm
      • JenDeyan June 9, 2016 / 8:01 pm

        That makes me remember a great video I saw on Youtube about German Animal Names. It had me rolling when I watched it. *watches it again*

        • 6rabbits June 9, 2016 / 8:47 pm

          This is the site (babbel) where I got some of my info, but it wasn’t in a video. Still don’t get how “ocean pig”= guinea pig, since they don’t spend time in the water, much less frolic in the ocean!

          • Faye June 9, 2016 / 10:11 pm

            Spikepig! Porcupine. ROFLOL

  3. Julie June 9, 2016 / 2:54 pm

    One of the ducks is Mr Roark and the other one is Tattoo. Tattoo is saying “Boss! Boss! The plane! The plane!”

    • Emmberrann June 9, 2016 / 4:17 pm

      That’s what popped into my head, too! Nice to know I’m not the only one!

  4. 6rabbits June 9, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    Someone get that capybara a bath pillow!

    • Haha June 9, 2016 / 3:32 pm

      I volunteer to hold sleppybara’s head whilst he naps. πŸ˜‰

  5. Stephanie June 9, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    There’s a Tumblr account called Animals Sitting on Capybaras. They’re just so Zen about it.

    • Julie June 9, 2016 / 4:29 pm

      Too Funny!

      I’ve bookmarked the site. Love the comments: “..this may very well be the most important blog on tumblr.”

    • Murray C. June 9, 2016 / 6:30 pm

      Oh, my, really? They probably have a newsletter, too. Tho’ I suppose these days newsletters are passe.

  6. Faye June 9, 2016 / 4:40 pm

    Sort of like effects of global warming when Hamster Dog rolls to the side. Less island.

    • fkaWaldenPond June 9, 2016 / 8:01 pm


  7. Kar June 9, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    Huh, typically you see this sort of thing in an African river.


    • Smartypants June 10, 2016 / 6:11 am

      I love the side-eye on the hippo – “Careful where you point that beak, birdie!”

      • 6rabbits June 10, 2016 / 9:46 am

        Thought maybe side-eye was for the photographer! And I would totally respect that warning.😬

  8. George Michael Sherry June 10, 2016 / 3:24 am

    I didn’t know capyb … I mean, hamster dogs ever rolled onto their sides in the water. It kind of negates the whole “eyes, ears and nostrils on the top of the head” thing they have going on. And yes, it definitely was cause for a earthquake alert among the ducklings. It’s a good thing they can, you know, swim well.

    On a related topic, is anyone else surprised at how low in the water ducks float? Birds are light — the whole “hollow bones” thing, so they can fly. But a duck’s back is pretty much awash, with just the head and neck sticking up. They’re like feathery icebergs (in terms of how much is above the surface).

    • Haha June 10, 2016 / 6:57 am

      So happy to check in here. I shall now go about my day with the image of a peeping feathery iceberg planted in my brain. πŸ™‚

    • 6rabbits June 10, 2016 / 9:41 am

      A. I was thinking capy rolled cos he was so happy–like a bunny does? Or, tub not deep enough for preferred submersion level, so he adapted? I read somewhere they need at least 3 feet of water to relax, and poop, in.
      B. Never thought about ducks compared to ice bergs, so I watched the vid again–a chore, let me tell ya πŸ˜‰–and you are certainly correct sir! Maybe it’s sort of like humans bobbing along, not sinking due to water density and body density being nearly equal???
      You made me THINK this morning!πŸ˜ƒ

      • George Michael Sherry June 11, 2016 / 4:10 am

        Good point about the depth. Too much of him was still sticking out. Three feet, though, really? Wiki says they are 20 to 24 inches tall at the “withers,” which I think is like shoulders. I thought they liked to stand in the water; in 3 feet they’d have to be swimming or floating. Hmm. I’d never thought about this before. Otters swim or float, but I’d always assumed hamster dogs and river horses (aka hippos) mostly walked around in the water because swimming would use up too much energy. But they’d need water exactly the right depth to walk with just their heads above. Hmm. I know they CAN swim, I just never thought of them doing it all the time.

        • 6rabbits June 11, 2016 / 10:05 am

          As it’s been awhile since I read about capybaras, so I wanted to check the info, and actually the recommendation is 4 feet! I think anyone who loves capybaras would like this blog


          about the health and emotional needs of capybaras. Very complex. I didn’t realize capybaras are NEVER alone in the wild, and being alone is VERY stressful for them. Makes me wonder about the emotional health of the capybara left behind at the zoo in Toronto? And why the 2 runaways would leave their herd?

    • Murray June 10, 2016 / 2:58 pm

      I’ve never seen baby waterfowl swimming so low in the water – they usually bob like corks. And these guys’ feathers seem rather sodden – maybe they’re mid-molt from fuzz to feathers?

  9. sugitomo June 10, 2016 / 7:39 am

    Hey, the island’s moving again….

    • 6rabbits June 10, 2016 / 9:29 am

      Please confirm this is a “Lost” reference πŸ˜„

      • sugitomo June 12, 2016 / 1:01 pm

        LOL, I wasn’t thinking of that, but I love the idea that the Lost crew were just a bunch of ducklings stuck on a giant, chillin’ capybara in an ocean-sized bath tub somewhere.

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