Winter Coat

What? You want to take my picture?

I like to play a little game with my owner called How Close Can You Focus? or Does This Make My Nose Look Big? I do it because my owner is constantly pestering me with that stupid camera. Can’t she ever set that thing down and just enjoy the moment?

For example, the moment in the photo above was me savoring the luxurious feel of my brand new coat! I never even had a coat before so not only is this coat new but the whole coat concept is new. And I am loving it.

The coat was made by one of my very favorite fans (although it is amazingly hard to even talk about favorite fans since I have so very many wonderful people stalking me.) (Oops, I meant, friending me or whatever.) The coat was made by Mansie O’Leary. You may remember her from such wonderful gifts as my alien antennae and tie.

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That is actually my most viewed video.

Mansie was thinking that when the cold weather comes, I need a little something to augment my fur–which is not very warm or dense–so she made me this beautiful coat that my owner just had to photograph. There was no getting out of it so eventually I went back to grazing and let her take her photo.

I am making a fashion statement

Don’t I look great in that coat?

Okay, it might make me look just a little bit fat because I can’t fasten the strap around my belly. I think a tiny alteration will fix that. The only other problem is that it doesn’t have a hole for my leash to come out from under it so I can’t wear it with my harness when I go out in public. I am going to see if Mansie can fix that for me.

Once those two little problems are solved–and the weather cools down about 50 degrees–I will be the best-dressed, most high-stepping, super-chic capybara in the world!

I would greatly appreciate it if everyone would leave a comment on this post to let Mansie know just how wonderful they think my new coat is.

11 comments to Winter Coat

  • kyrarat

    We had the same problem with our pug. Just cut a little slit where you harness comes out and you’ll be stylin in no time!
    (Approved: 2010/09/03)

  • Shan

    I think the tailoring is fantastic and the pattern choice inspired. Well done, Mansie!
    (Approved: 2010/09/03)

  • Denise

    That is a great coat and so glad you will be warm when it gets chilly! Had not even thought about that sure glad Mansie did.
    (Approved: 2010/09/03)

  • Smalltown Mom

    It’s spectacular, and it’s really hard to fit a person (and you are a person, Caplin) long distance, so I think it will soon be tailored to fit you perfectly.
    (Approved: 2010/09/03)

  • Kathryn

    Caplin, you’ve got style!!!! What a nice gift for a nice boy 🙂
    (Approved: 2010/09/03)

  • neva

    Caplin, you look so glamorous in your zebra coat! Like you’re about to go shopping downtown. You know, like Petula Clark….


    When you’re at home
    And Coral’s driving you crazy
    You can always go… downtown
    When your pool’s frozen
    And they’re filming your nose again
    You have friends, I know… downtown

    Just listen to the music from the bars along South Congress!
    Amble down the sidewalk showing off your winter coat-vest!
    How can you lose?

    The grass is much greener there
    You can forget about blogging, just puff out your hair and go
    Downtown! The treats are on me when you’re
    Downtown! No better place, for sure
    Downtown! Everyone’s waiting for you

    Don’t stay in Buda
    Eating all the same food, yeah
    There are yogurt shops… downtown
    Maybe you know
    A petting zoo you could go to
    Where the scratches never stop… downtown

    Just wallow in Town Lake and watch the bats as they fly over
    You’ll be flying with ’em too before the night is over
    Capy ascends

    The water runs wilder there
    You won’t need to learn tricks,’cause free treats come in pairs if you’re
    Downtown! Where all the rodents play
    Downtown! Eating Timothy hay
    Downtown! You know you want to get down

    And you may find somebody kind to help and understand you
    Someone who is just like you and likes a diva cavy
    And writes him a song

    So maybe I’ll see you there
    You’ll forget I’m a stalker, you’ll ignore all the stares and go
    Downtown! Things’ll be great when we’re
    Downtown! Don’t wait a minute more,
    Downtown! everything’s all about you

    (Approved: 2010/09/03)
    Great song!

  • Ooo Caplin you duz look so hansome an kinda like a zeebra! I luvs that coat on your gorjus self.
    (Approved: 2010/09/03)

  • Michele

    Caplin, it is INDEED a beautiful coat. And you look fabulous wearing it!!
    (Approved: 2010/09/03)

  • Erika

    That coat was made with lots of love for everyone’s favorite Caplin!!! You really look adorable!
    (Approved: 2010/09/03)

  • Savannah

    Your SO CUTE!!!
    I Want a Capybara,too!! Your owners SO LUCKY to have you!!
    Your coat is my favorite prints (by the way)!! You look ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Savannah

    You’re SO CUTE!!!
    I Want a Capybara,too!! Your owner is SO LUCKY to have you!! Your coat is my favorite prints (by the way)!! You look ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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