My Owner’s Vacation & Plush Caplin Update

Me sitting

My owner is going to be on vacation from July 3rd through July 16th. I will be too despondent to post during that time so the blog will be silent for a while. This is especially awful since my third birthday is July 10th and apparently my owner doesn’t even care.

On the plush Caplin Rous front, it looks like we could make a sitting version of me–maybe a combination of the alien drawing and the photo above–at about 8″ x8″ and sell it for around $15. In order for us to break even, my owner says we’d have to sell around 200 of them. So I need to get a feel for if that is possible. So if you could comment on this post and say whether you’d be interested in one or more at that price, that would be great.

Thanks everyone! If I don’t die of loneliness while my owner is gone, I’ll be back posting around mid-July. Don’t forget about me!

21 comments to My Owner’s Vacation & Plush Caplin Update

  • Cheryl :)

    I would definitely buy a stuffed Caplin ROUS!
    (Approved: 2010/07/02)

  • Lois

    YES.
    (Approved: 2010/07/02)

  • Smalltown Mom

    Poor lonely Caplin. Of course I would buy a plush Caplin.
    (Approved: 2010/07/19)

  • O_Fla

    I would also like to buy one, though I am not sure if the price of shipping overseas would make it a bit too much or not. (should be o.k., but the hassle for you may be considerable?!)
    (Approved: 2010/07/03)

  • Kristy

    Yes, I would buy 2. (But not the alien one, I just like Caplin “au natural”. :)
    We’ll miss you while your mommy is out of town! :) Take care of Rick & your copets. ;)
    (Approved: 2010/07/19)

  • Katie

    I would certainly buy a plush Caplin! I hope you’ll post them overseas?
    xx Katie.
    (Approved: 2010/07/19)

  • Margot

    I’d be interested if it’s truly as cute as you!
    (Approved: 2010/07/19)

  • Ila

    I’d LOVE to buy a stuffed Caplin (not the alien one, you’re too cute just as you are!!)!! (but I was wondering about the shipping costs since I live overseas too!)
    Don’t feel lonely Caplin, we’ll be all thinking of you!! Take care and a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! You’re so sweet!!! =D
    (Approved: 2010/07/19)

  • Tim

    I’d be down for one or two. Like Kristy, I prefer no alien.
    (Approved: 2010/07/19)

  • Wei Wei

    I would definitely get one, but same as Kristy – not the alien one, I like the natural one and maybe with removable halloween custom.
    (Approved: 2010/07/19)

  • David

    Are these common in the USA in the wild? My wife and I saw one on the banks of the Mississippi River just south of Saint Louis and had no idea what it was. One week later we saw one at Grants Farm in St Louis and there is no doubt it was a Capybara that we saw. Thanks for any info.
    (Approved: 2010/07/19)
    I don’t think you would see a wild capy as far north as St. Louis. It is too cold for us there. Maybe you saw a nutria? Or a beaver even.

  • Rebekah

    I would buy a plush Caplin!
    (Approved: 2010/07/19)

  • The Coopers

    Happy Birthday Caplin!! We are thinking about you today, not like your owner who is probably drinking a margarita on the beach somewhere… :)
    (Approved: 2010/07/19)

  • The Coopers

    Also, I could see buying a stuffed capy or two as gifts!!
    (Approved: 2010/07/19)

  • Happy Birthday, Caplin!!!
    (Approved: 2010/07/19)

  • Alex

    I will take at least 3. I can ask my friends whether they’d like more!

  • ratfancy

    I would buy one – would “dressing options” come with it? Alien headdress, hula skirt (like Dobby!),colorful bandana, you get the idea!
    (Approved: 2010/07/19)

  • neva

    I’m in for one!
    (Approved: 2010/07/19)

  • Isaac

    We would buy one!
    (Approved: 2010/07/25)

  • David

    In regards to my post on July 7th and the reply…thank you for info.
    What we saw on the banks of the Mississippi was not a beaver, it did not have a tail and I have seen beavers before and this was no beaver.
    I just checked a website on Nutria’s and what we saw was much bigger than any of the pics and again, it didn’t have a tail. The weather this time of year in st louis is hot and humid…temp of 95 w/ heat index over 100 for almost two weeks.
    A mistory that will go unsolved…but it really looked like the capy’s we saw at Grants Farm Zoo in St Louis.
    (Approved: 2010/07/31)

  • Michael

    This message is for David. Yes!! You did see one! I was on a bike ride by the train tracks near the outskirts of downtown St. Louis by the Mississippi. it was a very hot summer day two years ago. 2012. I saw two huge dog size beaver like creatures that looked so bizarre are and out of place I couldn’t believe it. They were grazing in a field. They took off after they saw us. I mostly remember their huge heads and large dense bodies. I told a southern farmer friend about it years later and he said it sounds like a capybara. When I looked them up I was shocked! That was EXACTLY the animal I saw. So I have no doubt you saw them too. It’s hard to forget such a strafe looking creature.

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