Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I just found out that one of the twitter anipals crossed the Rainbow Bridge today. Caplin ROUS came on twitter in January 2009, the same time I started tweeting. Caplin was a pet capybara who lived with his owner in Texas. Weighing in at 100 lbs, he was a real ROUS (Rodent Of Unusual Size).
Caplin was an ambassador for pet capybaras. He visited many schools to educate children about capybaras, and he was also on television. In addition to being on twitter, Caplin had a website, a facebook profile and fan page, and a YouTube channel of his very own. He even had a book and a plush Capycopy dedicated to him!
Caplin was a sweet, sensitive soul who lived a life of ease. He spent most of his time sleeping, eating and swimming. Sometimes he would to go out to lunch or run errands with his humans. He got lots of attention wherever he went, and he loved receiving scratches and treats.
Caplin will be greatly missed by his many, many friends - both online and in real life.