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5 Days Until Caplin Day 2013

Caplin Rous could really rock the ears

It is only five days until Caplin Day 2013 so there is no better time to revel in the cuteness that was Caplin Rous. Of course Caplin was cute all the time, but he was especially cute when he was wearing a costume. That is why we are celebrating Caplin Day with a Costume Contest this year. I hope these photos of Caplin dressed as an Easter Bunny will inspire more people to enter the contest and will help to keep Caplin Rous, the World’s Most Famous Capybara, alive in our hearts and minds. Continue reading “5 Days Until Caplin Day 2013” »

Contest: Caplin Day 2013

 

Melly with Caplin Rous dressed as a horse

Caplin Rous’  birthday is coming up on July 10th. He would have been six this year. Melly still misses him every single day and I still struggle to live up to his legacy. One of the things Caplin was great at that I am not so good at was wearing costumes. See that photo above? Melly made him up as a horse for the PetCo Halloween costume contest in 2008. He made a pretty cute horse.

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Capybara Aggression

 

Caplin Rous snarling

Owner’s blog:

This blog post is going to cover the dark side of pet capybaras. You knew that all that cuteness had to be balanced with a touch of danger, didn’t you?

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Capybara PetPR

Roller 'bara

The photo of me above doesn’t have anything to do with anything. I’m just using it because I start every post with a photo.

The thing I wanted to tell my readers today is that PetPR put out a press release about me! Okay, it’s not about me, it’s mostly about Melly. But it is short enough so that almost anyone could stand to read it. Click on over and leave a comment!

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.