What I Am Not: That Plush Monster

Is that supposed to be me?

I wonder if y’all have been as anxiously waiting for the arrival of the new plush version of me as I have. Ever since my owner told me it was in the mail, I have been waiting and waiting and then waiting some more for the FedEx guy to deliver a package just for me.

As it turns out, the package wasn’t addressed to me, it was addressed to my owner. Isn’t that just the way of the world? It’s hard for a capybara to be taken seriously these days. So then I had to wait even longer for my owner to get home from work and open it.

You could just feel the excitement in the air. I couldn’t keep myself from eeping. And then the box was open! My owner reached in and pulled out a plastic bag… She reached into the bag and…

And I’ll tell you what, I have never been so outraged! I’ve been called a peccary, a fish, a wombat and a kookaburra but I’ve never been called whatever that hideous thing is that she pulled out of that box! Do you see it? It’s right there in the photo at the top of this post. That….thing…. is supposed to be a cute plush version of me. Maybe I’m blind, but I do not see the resemblance.

Plush Caplin Rous prototype

What happened to the cute version from the photo above? Exactly how does that hideous thing they sent resemble that cute photo of the prototype? I just don’t know what to think or do!

Luckily my owner is more level-headed than I am. She says it must be some sort of mistake. Somewhere, someone opened a box containing that adorable stuffed me instead of that hideous monster. They are probably snuggling it right now! Probably they are not the least bit mad or disappointed. Probably they are planning on keeping plush me for themselves while all we can think about is getting that–I don’t know what to call it–out of our house.

Oh, I so hope this doesn’t mean a big delay in getting the real plush me! My little heart can’t take much more of this.

10 comments to What I Am Not: That Plush Monster

  • pattie

    Did you want to bite that ugly monster?
    (Approved: 2010/08/27)
    Not sure about biting it. It looks diseased.

  • I would bite that thing and eat all the little bits off. I would wipe my milk-mouth on it too.
    (Approved: 2010/08/27)
    My owner would not let me do that. She said we have to send it back in the hopes that whoever has the plush Caplin will do the same.

  • Megan Smith

    I would love to purchase that plush capybara. I hope I can get one. How much would one cost? It is so cute. It will have to do until I can convince my husband to get the real thing. ^__~!
    (Approved: 2010/08/27)
    Plush Caplin will be around $15-$20 and should be available in a couple of months…

  • YIPES! Is that supposed to be The Cat in the Hat? Any kid receiving that monstrosity will likely need YEARS of therapy to get over it.

    Waiting with bated breath for the Caplin plushie!
    (Approved: 2010/08/27)
    No kids should be exposed to that thing.

  • kyrarat

    Oh, Cappy! I’m sorry :-(
    (Approved: 2010/08/27)

  • lynn

    True it looks like a terrible version of Cat in the Hat!
    Patience Caplin patience!
    (Approved: 2010/08/28)

  • Capybara King

    Will it give you nightmares forever? It looks so freaky! (especially the jacket)
    (Approved: 2010/09/03)

  • Michele

    Poor Baby!!!! You look NOTHING like that horrible blue thing! Can’t wait for a plush Caplin of my very own!!!!
    (Approved: 2010/09/14)

  • Oh dear! He does not look very amused to be compared to that .. thing.
    I wonder – and forgive me if this has been mentioned – if Caplin has ever “not been” a Coypu/Nutria?

  • is that some sort of narwhal??? ick… someone wasn’t doing their job the day that box was packed!

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