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Elephants Are Worth Collecting

Updated on February 27, 2020
There are snow elephants in this picture.
There are snow elephants in this picture.

As I look through the mix of elephants, I'm torn in my thoughts of starting a collection. They are elegant. There are planters. Carved from stone. Carved from wood. Different shapes. Different types. Mama and baby. One was made from a lot of little shells.

One looks like it is running. How fast can an elephant run? Let me Google it. An elephant can reach speeds of... 25 miles per hour. Apparently, as the animal is running, there is always one foot on the ground, so, according to sources, "that's not running" which, I'm sure causes more than one elephant to protest.

tired elephant
tired elephant
some sort of rock
some sort of rock
like a dog, "shake"
like a dog, "shake"
mama and baby
mama and baby
unhappy service beast?
unhappy service beast?

As I muse about elephants, I recall riding on one during the Renaissance Festival about 15 years ago. It was like riding on a big, rubber ball. Pretty nondescript. You could ride on them for a few minutes. You didn't sit directly on the animal. There was some sort of basket perched above.

There is a joke about elephant stew. It ends up being a rabbit joke, but, here it is:

Elephant Stew

1 elephant, cut into chunks

1 rabbit or hare

salt to taste

1/2 cup onion

1 carrot

2 stalks celery

Some notes: adding a rabbit is optional. It's tricky to cook. Rabbit burns pretty easily and causes problems:

1. nobody likes to find hare in their stew

2. nobody likes burnt hare

I'm not about killing elephants. I don't need an elephant stuffed and in my house. The figurines that I was pondering about purchasing, may have been placed on ebay, as there are probably people who collect elephants.

I have two, myself. One is a stuffed plush, and the other is a gift I received from my nephew, who grew up in India and they (he and my niece at their wedding) gave us a carved elephant. What I think is interesting about the elephant, is that there is a smaller elephant inside, carved within. Oh, and another thing, it's carved from some type of rock.


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