Reading Rodent

Me reading Celeste & the Giant Hamster

Me reading Celeste & the Giant Hamster

You can’t believe the tension at my house this past week. My owner’s book, Celeste and the Giant Hamster, is out on amazon.com and people and animals are starting to read it. Since the capybara in the book isn’t really me, I didn’t think I would care much but I’ve gotten all wrapped up in the excitement too!

The first person we heard from who got the book was @alansmitheejp all the way in Japan! International audience right from the start! Then we got a photo of @WinstonPig, a very handsome tri-colored guinea pig, reading Celeste. Let me tell you, I stared at that photo for some time, thinking and pondering, pondering and thinking. A guinea pig reading is incredibly cute, no doubt about it. Could anything be cuter? That was a question I planned on answering.

Winston Pig reading Celeste & the Giant Hamster

Winston Pig reading Celeste & the Giant Hamster

I put on my reading glasses, spread the book before me and lay down in my favorite spot on the window seat. (The light is very good there for reading, by the way. I always think sunlight is the best but it has to be indirect and not too glaringly bright.) Then I started eeping. Eeping loudly. Finally my owner came in, saw my adorableness and grabbed her camera. (She can hardly stop herself from photographing me no matter what I do.)

When Neptune, Hello Pineapple and Sambal, who are all great friends of mine and my owner’s daughter’s guinea pigs, saw my photo and Winston’s, they wanted to test their own cuteness. They each had their picture taken with the book. They seemed to be taking turns. I guess they share better than I do.

Neptune

Neptune

So now I can hardly wait for people and animals to send their pictures reading the book. Probably use the book cover or a page with a drawing is best, especially if the drawing is of the capybara or the capy-kittens. The cat drawings are okay but obviously you could see a cat drawing in a lot of books. Wouldn’t it be cool to have bunch of photos!

Hello Pineapple

Hello Pineapple

Oh, my owner posted all the photos on amazon too. There is a place to upload “customer images.” Never noticed that before and not sure anyone else has either. But if you send me your photos I will put them up there too…course, you could do that yourself but if you’re as lazy as a capybara, you won’t.

Sambal

Sambal

PS Even though I have my own book now, Capyboppy is still my hero and the world’s most famous pet capybara.

Sanjee (from @BrewskieButt)

Sanjee (from @HotBMC)

@Smokey8

@Smokey8

@srharris19's dogs reading Celeste on a Kindle

@srharris19's dogs Alfalfa & Buster Brown reading Celeste on a Kindle

@IamZorro with "Celeste" on Kindle

@IamZorro with "Celeste" on Kindle

My little brother Dobby reading (or eating) Celeste

My little brother Dobby reading (or eating) Celeste

Dixie from Sacramento reading Celeste & the Giant Hamster

Dixie from Sacramento reading Celeste & the Giant Hamster

Roo of @jk_chinchilla reading Celeste

Roo of @jk_chinchilla reading Celeste

@elguapito reading Celeste and the Giant Hamster. What a cozy setup for an adorable dog!

@elguapito reading Celeste and the Giant Hamster. What a cozy setup for an adorable dog!

Christy the Cat reading Celeste (Hope she's not mad about Phukat character)

Christy the Cat reading Celeste (Hope she's not mad about Phukat character)

Chimi from @jemmo reading Celeste and the Giant Hamster.

Chimi from @jemmo reading Celeste and the Giant Hamster.

 My grandpa, Captain, likes the book! Love you, Gramps!

My grandpa, Captain, likes the book! Love you, Gramps!

Eric (aka Capybara) and Erica of the great blog www.MasterOfTheGrasses.blogspot.com

Eric (aka Capybara) and Erica of the great blog www.MasterOfTheGrasses.blogspot.com

Cheeks the Guinea Pig from @mtlcritters snacking while reading

Cheeks the Guinea Pig from @mtlcritters snacking while reading

Cheeks looks like he's enjoying the book, his fur is poofed up.

Cheeks looks like he's enjoying the book, his fur is poofed up.

Emily Cat saying "Keep your paws off my copy of Celeste and the Giant Hamster." I'll let you know when I'm done reading it.

Emily Cat saying "Keep your paws off my copy of Celeste and the Giant Hamster. I'll let you know when I'm done reading it."

Sheba the Pundit with Celeste and the Giant Hamster. "Why do the pages have to be so hard to turn?"

Sheba the Pundit with Celeste and the Giant Hamster. "Why do the pages have to be so hard to turn?"

Sheba the Pundit reading Celeste and the Giant Hamster

Sheba the Pundit reading Celeste and the Giant Hamster

Duds & Spuds or Rocko & Zorro. Rats get very caught up in pretty pictures.

Duds & Spuds or Rocko & Zorro. Rats get very caught up in pretty pictures.

Even a drawing of a capybara is bigger than most rats!

Even a drawing of a capybara is bigger than most rats!

Rocko or Zorro or Spuds or Duds nose-to-nose with baby capybara illustration.

Rocko or Zorro or Spuds or Duds nose-to-nose with baby capybara illustration.

@GeorgeTheDuck reading my book!

@GeorgeTheDuck reading my book!

@GeorgeTheDuck can't pull himself away from the book!

@GeorgeTheDuck can't pull himself away from the book!

Lauren Thompson's cat Tofutti reading Celeste

Lauren Thompson's cat Tofutti reading Celeste

@LouPeb waiting for his owner to start reading to him

@LouPeb waiting for his owner to start reading to him

Three stuffed animals (including an adorable capybara) owned by Martin Gobbin

Three stuffed animals (including an adorable capybara) owned by Martin Gobbin

Does Martin's cat know that she looks just like Celeste?

Does Martin's cat know that she looks just like Celeste?

10 comments to Reading Rodent

  • Coll to see all the pix! But Sanjee is from @HotMBC :) Gee wif a couple thousand anipals how could yoo get dat a’fused? hehe Yoo is jus too popular Caplin! Not :) We luvs yoo!
    Purrrrrrrrs,
    Sanjee

  • Thank you, updated my pic on your blog!!
    Wow,many cute guys at here and looks enjoy your book :)

  • Ohs Caplin. Yous look all intellectual in your glasses. Iz like em.
    And all yer friends too. Iz gonna have to get me that book and then Iz take pictures.

    ~ Zoie

  • Love your new site (especially the adorable banner photos)!

    Of course I think your magnificent image should be in front of Celeste on the book cover! I mean, you’re the man! You’re the Dude! Such incredible cuteness should never be hidden!

    Pig’ums says “Wheeeeeeek!”

    From your loyal “cappy” fans…

    Pig’ums ‘n Lis

  • neva

    I like seeing rodents pursue the life of the mind. Their thumbs are almost opposable, you know. All they need now is written language, and our next president might be named BaRat Obama.

    Capybaras are already human, of course.

  • neva

    I just loaned the book to my landlords’ Scotty dog. I’ll see if I can sneak a pic before she finishes reading it. I’m not too worried… she’s cute, but slow.

  • Well I can’t put it down. I love it!

  • Great book! I can’t put it down either, but dat might be cuz my claws got hooked on it. MOL!
    Picture forthcoming.

  • i need to read this book im a big fan of u Caplin keep postin’!!! (Approved 2010/04/29)

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