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The Front 15

Me in the Bluebonnets

This weekend my owner made this big deal about how we had to get my picture taken in the bluebonnets. Bluebonnets are the Texas state flower and it is like a ritual here for people to get their photo, or their kids or their pets photos, taken with the flowers. It helps that they are about the first flower to bloom in this part of the country and there’s not too much else growing at that time. I think she was so obsessed by it because the past two years, basically ever since I was born, we have been in a terrible drought and there weren’t any bluebonnets so I don’t have any baby photos with me in them.

Lots of people stop by the side of the road–including freeways, which doesn’t seem to safe to me–to get their bluebonnet photos. We are lucky in that we have them right on our property. So my owner determined to get me out for a long walk in the Front 15 (that’s what we call the 15 acres in front of our house) and plop me down in those flowers for a photo. Naturally, I put up a fight.

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フロント15

この週末、僕の飼い主は、なんとかしてブルーボンネットに囲まれた僕の写真を撮ろうとしたんだ。ブルーボンネットはテキサスの州花で、みんな何とかして自分たちや、子供やペットを花と一緒に写真に収めようとするのが習慣みたいになっている。ブルーボンネットは他の花がまだ咲かないうちに早々と咲くので、とても目立つんだ。僕の飼い主はこの2年間、つまり、僕が生まれてからずっと、いい写真をとるチャンスを狙っていたんだけど、ずっと日照り続きであまりブルーボンネットが咲かなかったというわけ。みんなこぞって道端にとまって(高速道路でもやってるのはちょっと危ないと思うんだけど)写真をとってる。僕はというと、幸いにも、うちの土地にブルーボンネットが咲くんだ。僕の飼い主は「フロント15(家の前にある15エーカーの土地をそう呼んでいる)」に僕を散歩に連れ出し、花の咲いているところに僕がいるところを写真に撮ろうと決めたわけ。だけど僕はうまれつきあまのじゃくなんだ。

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一番のチャームポイント

生後6ヶ月の鼻

一番かわいいところは鼻だねって、よくいわれる。まあ、そうかもね(目が一番かわいいと思っている人もいるんだけど、そうでもないんだよね)。でも、知っといてほしいのは、成長するにつれて鼻は変化していくってこと。

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My Best Feature

My nose at about 6 weeks old

I have often said that my nose is my cutest feature. I don’t get much argument about that. (Some people think it is my eyes but they are just wrong.) But here’s something you may not know about my nose: it changes over time!

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CONTEST! Putting Caplin Rous in My Life

Elly Fox, Dim Dim Dim and Me

Entry #0: Elly Fox "Capy Paradise"

My FaceBook friend, Elly Fox, made this great photo of me standing with her and her boyfriend Dim Dim Dim (weird name but sometimes you just can’t explain humans).

I really like that photo. It makes me think I could be with all of my friends. Wouldn’t that be great? Well, maybe I can’t do it in real life but I can do it in Photoshop. So I am making my first GiantHamster.com Contest. Let me explain the rules.

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And the Winners Are:

  1. Entry #40: Caplin & Dalai Lama, Angelica Clemmer
  2. Entry #9: Holding Up the Monument, Issac
  3. Entry #11: Kissing with a Walrus, Maude Perreault

I need for the winners to send me their physical addresses in an email so I can send them their prizes.

If you ask me, everyone was a winner, even those that didn’t enter, because the entries were all so cute, inventive and entertaining. I really loved seeing me in all those different places with all those different people! Thanks everyone!

1st, 2nd and 3rd all get the same prize, a mug from my CafePress shop. Here’s what it looks like.

Prize Mug!

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