Garibaldi Rous, Capybara Ambassador

Garibaldi Rous, Capybara Ambassador

Garibaldi Rous playing in the sprinkler.

Garibaldi Rous playing in the sprinkler.

Today is Caplin Day! I guess you’re probably tired of hearing about it by now, but it is a very special day for me. Hope y’all are eating yogurt popsicles right now!

The top photo is me with Caplin Rous. The bottom photo is Garibaldi Rous eating a yogurt popsicle earlier today.

Whenever we took Caplin Rous out about town, he always wore one of his signature bandanas. I guess that’s not really a costume, but when you combine it with a nose covered with melted red popsicle, I think it counts.
Remember, Caplin Day is tomorrow, July 10th. Celebrate by eating a popsicle or some yogurt or both!

Whenever we took Caplin Rous out about town, he always wore one of his signature bandanas. I guess that’s not really a costume, but when you combine it with a nose covered with melted red popsicle, I think it counts.

Remember, Caplin Day is tomorrow, July 10th. Celebrate by eating a popsicle or some yogurt or both!

This is Caplin Rous in his 2009 St. Patrick’s Day costume. It wasn’t easy getting that hat to balance on his head! Remember, Caplin Day is July 10th. Eat a popsicle or yogurt to celebrate.

This is Caplin Rous in his 2009 St. Patrick’s Day costume. It wasn’t easy getting that hat to balance on his head! Remember, Caplin Day is July 10th. Eat a popsicle or yogurt to celebrate.

On of the reasons Caplin Rous was so great with costumes was that he had a super fan who would make them for him. Once she made a Whoo (as in Horton Hears a Whoo) costume for Caplin along with a matching costume for Capycoppy, his plush self. I even had that made into a puzzle, along with some other Caplin images, for his fans to struggle over. You can find the puzzles at our store.
Remember, Caplin Day is Wednesday! Celebrate with a popsicle or yogurt or both along with a nice swim in a pool.

On of the reasons Caplin Rous was so great with costumes was that he had a super fan who would make them for him. Once she made a Whoo (as in Horton Hears a Whoo) costume for Caplin along with a matching costume for Capycoppy, his plush self. I even had that made into a puzzle, along with some other Caplin images, for his fans to struggle over. You can find the puzzles at our store.

Remember, Caplin Day is Wednesday! Celebrate with a popsicle or yogurt or both along with a nice swim in a pool.

Garibaldi Rous is practicing his popsicle eating skills in preparation for Caplin Day on July 10th. In this photo, Gari is eating a blueberry yogurt popsicle, Caplin’s favorite.

Garibaldi Rous is practicing his popsicle eating skills in preparation for Caplin Day on July 10th. In this photo, Gari is eating a blueberry yogurt popsicle, Caplin’s favorite.

Do you have to trim the Capys' toenails?

Normally, you do not need to trim a capybara’s toenails. I had Caplin Rous’ filed down once because they were getting a bit pointy and he would tolerate almost anything. Garibaldi Rous has a problem where he develops long, horny callouses on the bottoms of his feet, and those sometimes need to be cut off. This is apparently a common problem in guinea pigs but Gari is the only capybara I know of with this condition.

Caplin Day is coming up on July 10th. Don’t forget to eat popsicles and/or yogurt and/or frozen yogurt to celebrate his birthday.

Caplin Day is coming up on July 10th. Don’t forget to eat popsicles and/or yogurt and/or frozen yogurt to celebrate his birthday.

Tomorrow, I am going to try to get Garibaldi Rous to pose for an Independence Day photo, but I doubt he’ll be able to rock it like Caplin Rous did in this photo.

Tomorrow, I am going to try to get Garibaldi Rous to pose for an Independence Day photo, but I doubt he’ll be able to rock it like Caplin Rous did in this photo.

We are celebrating Caplin Day (July 10th) this year with a pet/plushy costume contest on the Capybara Madness blog. This makes sense because Caplin Rous could really wear a costume, as shown by this example of him in a getup for St. Patrick’s Day in 2010.

We are celebrating Caplin Day (July 10th) this year with a pet/plushy costume contest on the Capybara Madness blog. This makes sense because Caplin Rous could really wear a costume, as shown by this example of him in a getup for St. Patrick’s Day in 2010.

We’re coming up on Caplin Day, July 10th. That day would have been Caplin Rous’ 6th birthday. We celebrate Caplin Day, aka Capybara Appreciation Day, by eating popsicles and frozen yogurt. Leading up to Caplin Day, I will be posting only photos of Caplin Rous. Today’s photo shows him in his Halloween costume in 2008, when he was just over 1 year old.

We’re coming up on Caplin Day, July 10th. That day would have been Caplin Rous’ 6th birthday. We celebrate Caplin Day, aka Capybara Appreciation Day, by eating popsicles and frozen yogurt. Leading up to Caplin Day, I will be posting only photos of Caplin Rous. Today’s photo shows him in his Halloween costume in 2008, when he was just over 1 year old.

I was filling Garibaldi Rous’ wading pool when a very muddy Garibaldi came over and got in it. Time to start over.

I was filling Garibaldi Rous’ wading pool when a very muddy Garibaldi came over and got in it. Time to start over.

Garibaldi Rous loves his mud! You can read more about it at Magnificent Mud! 

Garibaldi Rous loves his mud! You can read more about it at Magnificent Mud! 

This is the look of a capybara who really wants to go for a walk but refuses to let me put his harness on. No harness, no walk, Garibaldi. Figure it out.

This is the look of a capybara who really wants to go for a walk but refuses to let me put his harness on. No harness, no walk, Garibaldi. Figure it out.