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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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Countdown to Caplin Day: 10

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Popsicles were Caplin’s favorite treat

Melanie’s Post:

Caplin was born on July 10, 2007, a day that changed the world. At least for me. He died on January 3, 2011, a day that destroyed the world. For me, but also for everyone who had ever met him and even those who never got the chance. Caplin enriched the entire planet. He can ever be forgotten.

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