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Countdown to Caplin Day: 2

Watery Whiskers

Melanie’s Post:

In case you hadn’t noticed, tomorrow is Caplin Day! Get out your popsicles, blueberries, swiss chard, spinach, pears, or other goodies beloved by capybaras and prepare to party! Don’t forget to jump in the pool and roll around. Or take a mud bath, if you prefer! It’s going to be a worldwide celebration.

There is not going to be a Countdown to Caplin Day: 1 because we will be out celebrating.

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Countdown to Caplin Day: 6

The first Caplin Day

Melanie’s Post:

The first Caplin Day was July 10, 2011, six months after Caplin died. By that time I had already adopted little Garibaldi Rous who was, by then, about a year and a half old. To celebrate I tried to feed him blueberries, one of Caplin’s very favorite foods, but he refused to eat them. Instead they all fell to the bottom of the pool. So the first Caplin Day was a bit of a flop.

Remember, eating blueberries is one of the accepted ways to celebrate Caplin Day! Spinach is also a possibility because Caplin ate spinach as a treat. The Popeye of capybaras!

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Countdown to Caplin Day: 7

Dobby Winnick on his 3rd Birthday

Melanie’s Post:

Caplin Day isn’t just about Caplin and Gari, or even Caplin and Gari and Mudskipper. Since it is also Capybara Appreciation Day, it is about all capybaras, living and dead. That’s why I included this photo of Dobby on his 3rd birthday. He is alive and well and 9.5 years old now. Quite the handsome capybara.

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Countdown to Caplin Day: 8

On the bathroom counter

Melanie’s Post:

Like all babies, Caplin Rous got in his share of trouble. From climbing on counters, to biting holes in hoses, he was all capybara. That’s one of the great things about Caplin Day, remembering how cute capybaras are, but also what troublemakers they are. You’ve got to have a lot of patience to live with a capybara.

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Summer Vacation

Summer fun

I am really getting into this summer thing. I don’t remember it happening before, but MelT says this is my fourth summer. The other three must not have been as fun.

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