We love animals, really, we do. Deb has a ditzy dog, and I have a cranky cat, so we collect dogs and cats respectively, as well as frogs for my planters, bugs for jewelry, and a cow creamer bunch, that I really “don’t” collect. The summer intern has brought home “flingoms” since he was too small to pronounce flamingo correctly, but sometimes we wonder about the rest of the animal kingdom. This week we present a small zoo of animal oddities.
This might be pushing the animal category a bit, but they were once living:
We actually had to admit, this was about the coolest shell thing we have ever seen. There is some massive creativity here, and all in all it was pretty well executed. We always say we are going to swear off shells, and then another thing comes along. Oh well, you will just have to bear with us being shelly that way.
We found several of the “plastic plated variety” plaques one day. We have the bighorn sheep:
At least it is a pretty realistic bighorn ram, but why they felt the need to plop it onto the piece of scrap firewood is beyond me. Let’s not forget that genuine leather cord to hang it up, but no matter what, it’s still gilding the plastic.
Then we have the silver plated deer, just for a change of pace, you know:
Again, the rustic firewood background. This startled bunch are just dying for a chance to bound away off this horrible artwork, and into the wide woods. Deb and I both keep better deer in our back yards:
Since we’ve had gold and silver, how about some copper to round out our metallic journey:
I don’t know what that first bird is supposed to be, but I am hoping it’s a phoenix and is going up in flames soon. I always get a kick out of folks showing pheasants with their tail up at a 90 degree angle. It’s just to squish the whole bird into one picture, but I’ve never seen them do that. The one thing all these pictures have in common is being very lightweight. You could hang them with a thumb tack, but I have no idea why you would do so.
We have highlighted a couple of these before, but this one sure had size in its corner:
It’s a honking big lamp base with plenty of room for those lovely ubiquitous plastic flowers. Not sure why the black panther has stripes. Do they have black tigers? Thank goodness the shade was missing, as the mind boggles. Pink fiberglass, anyone?
On to our feathered friends:
I don’t know if this goose has a severe sunburn, or is just blushing. If you stick your neck out like that, you are bound to see something you shouldn’t. At least he didn’t turn around and get a look at that clown photobomber. He is probably stretching up that high to get away from the rose bush he sat on. I suppose the whole thing would make a possible addition for your pink bathroom … in a pinch.
This camel was obviously bored by the whole menagerie:
Who wouldn’t want a sleepy camel tea pot? Not sure where this whole idea was going, and it sort of teeters on the edge of being cool Maybe an awesome handle would have helped the whole thing, but we shall never know, as it was missing.
Now these next two selections have me completely baffled. If any of our loyal readers have any answers about what these truly are, please let us know. First off we have Mickey Elephant:
It has Mickey Mouse ears on something, but I am still not positive what. I am going with elephant, but I think it could just as easily be a warthog. It also has some sort of curl hanging down the neck. Is that a wig or what? The poor dog behind him looks horrified, and I am pretty sure 75¢ is still wildly overpriced.
Same day, same store, I found these:
I tried two different angles, and no matter from what direction I shot, they still look like some sort of purple cow/pig hybrid. Just when I thought they were cows, I would get a different look and swear they were pigs. They were just so ugly the momma pow/cig cut the apron strings and took off. Who could blame her?
We hope your animal antics are cooler than these but if not, send us a photo, and we will gladly make fun of it!