Caplin Day 2012

Caplin eating a popsicle

Owner’s blog:

I debated about what to post today. It’s a hard day for me, a day when I miss Caplin Rous more than ever. This would have been a big birthday for him. Five big years old. We would have had a party in a park like we did for his second birthday. All his fans would have been wishing him another happy year. By now he would have eclipsed Capyboppy, his only contender for the World’s Most Famous Capybara title. Instead I try to promote Caplin Day, aka Capybara Awareness Day, to keep his memory from dying.

Anyway, I decided to do something simple, to just post two photos. The one above was taken in November 2010 and shows Caplin Rous eating a popsicle, the signature food of a Caplin Day celebration.

Garibaldi Rous eating a popsicle

This is the only other photo I’m posting. In celebration of Caplin Day, Garibaldi Rous ate his first popsicle.

Don’t forget that if you’d like to buy a Caplin Rous Commemorative Necklace, today is the last day they are on sale for $15. Supplies are limited. $1 from the sale of each necklace goes to the ROUS Foundation for Capybara Veterinary Medicine, founded in Caplin’s honor.

Remembering Caplin Rous: 2008 D

 

Caplin Rous eating a popsicle

Owner’s blog:

Continuing on my memories of Caplin Rous as we approach what would have been his 5th birthday on July 10th. Don’t forget that if you’d like to buy a Caplin Rous Commemorative Necklace, they are on sale for $15 until his birthday. Supplies are limited.

The photo above shows why the necklace features both a capybara and a popsicle. There is nothing cuter than a capybara eating a popsicle but for some reason Garibaldi Rous will not do it. I guess that’s okay, it makes Caplin more unique.

July 10th is Caplin Day, aka Capybara Appreciation Day. Please have a popsicle in memory of Caplin Rous. Continue reading “Remembering Caplin Rous: 2008 D” »

Remembering Caplin Rous: 2008 C

Cinco de Mayo Capybara

Owner’s blog:

Continuing on my memories of Caplin Rous as we approach what would have been his 5th birthday on July 10th. Don’t forget that if you’d like to buy a Caplin Rous Commemorative Necklace, they are on sale for $15 until his birthday. Supplies are limited.

This photo posing with a slew of props for Cinco de Mayo is classically Caplin. He probably had more patience than any other ‘bura who has ever lived. Of course he didn’t much like the mustache but the point is he put up with it. And the little pinata is attached to his collar. And he’s on a bench/swing. It will be a whole lot more training before I can get Garibaldi to do this.

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Remembering Caplin Rous: 2008 B

Rick helping Caplin to stand

Owner’s blog:

Some of these photos are painful to view. This is a shot of Caplin Rous a few days after he was neutered. He could not stand or sit by himself. You can see how his paws are contracted in the front and his legs are all stiff. You can also notice that his hind end is not under him. At this point he had almost no control of his limbs.

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Remembering Caplin Rous: 2008 A

They grow up so fast!

Owner’s blog:

I am continuing my memorial to Caplin Rous, the World’s Most Beloved Capybara. These are all “new” photos, meaning I have never published them anywhere before.

By January 2008, Caplin Rous was already starting to look like a big capybara. He had grown into his head and his big eyes. Can you notice his most distinctive feature in the photo above? It’s the little light-colored tuft of fur between his ears. When he got older it wasn’t so prominent but it was always there. In this photo he is walking along our driveway looking for something to eat.

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