Saturday, July 8, 2017

Elephants

Yesterday Lea at Cici's Corner posted a question and answer piece that I thought I might do, but I got hung up on the first question and knew that's what I wanted to write about.  The question:  What's your favorite animal?
I love bears and buffaloes are right up there, but at heart my favorite animal is the elephant.  Always has been, going back to when we were in high school and for my birthday Mac gave me a stuffed elephant with his class ring on a chain around its neck.
Then about 14 years ago he took me away for a weekend and gave me another elephant with a beautiful sapphire and diamond ring on a chain.

The first elephant is long gone, our daughter played it to death.  But the second elephant is still here, along with a couple of friends.





This week Mac painted an elephant and I fell in love with it, so he's going to paint one for me too.
I may get around to the rest of those questions one day.

21 comments:

  1. Elephants are big and commanding and deserve respect.

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  2. They are amazing animals. I love Mac's painting of elephant and butterflies:)

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  3. Lovely painting - my animal is a hippopotamus, not the big ones, but the dear little pygmy ones.

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  4. I really have no idea what my favourite animal is.

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  5. Oh, that is so sweet. Hope you will show us the elephant painting. Elephants are such big gentle looking animals, and a baby elephant is so adorable.

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  6. My youngest daughter used to collect animals as a child and always carried one around with her.

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  7. My daughter spent some time in India last year at an elephant sanctuary. She loved working with those animals. I guess you and Mac have been together for a long time.

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  8. Such lovely memories you shared today! Pat

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  9. A beautiful animal with a good soul indeed. Great thoughts, warm greetings to you!

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  10. Those are sweet memories. I don't think I could choose just one favourite animal, but elephants are known for their intelligence, their family groupings, usually gentle nature. So, you married your highschool sweetheart? -Jenn

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    1. I did, we've been together since I was 16, got married when I was 18.

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  11. That's so very romantic....I can see why you would love Mac and love elephants... Can't wait to see the painting.

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  12. The painting of the baby elephant is so cute...

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  13. Such a great painting and story! Its interesting how we come to like the animals we call our favorites. My mom's favorite was the giraffe. She just loved its long neck. I'm partial to polar bears and penguins, perhaps because son liked polar bears and penguins. For years he wanted a penguin as a pet :)

    betty

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  14. I love that you love elephants - and even more that you love stuffed toys so much!!

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  15. Mac is a very talented painter. I like elephants too. I don't know what my favorite animal is, though...hmmm, maybe owls.

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  16. Elephants are one of my favourite animals too. Have you seen the clip of the baby elephant chasing birds? He falls over and runs back to his mum. So cute. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyCnzimVZtE

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  17. What a cute painting, I can see why you love it! I also enjoyed the elephant with a ring stories! :)

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  18. There's something special about elephants, love the picture and your photo with the little elephants.

    All the best Jan

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