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Monday, February 9, 2009

A to Z on Mondays ~ The Letter E

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Elephant Foot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~~!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*YIPPEE! THIS IS MY 100th POST!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!*!~~

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19 comments:

Shellmo said...

Is that a real elephant's foot?
Wait...don't tell me....I may cry!!

Margaret said...

Wow! Hope you don't have the rest of him somewhere!

-Margaret
(newest A to Z player)

Dorothy said...

You have a real Elephant foot stool??? I've never seen one of those!!!

George said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. What's the story behind the elephant's foot?
Thanks for stopping by my site. Betsy also says thanks.

Jen said...

I'm sure you have a good EXCUSE for having an elephant foot.

Cassie said...

Okay,yes,it is real. My Daddy was a hunter and went on a few safaris in Mozambique. I was a strict vegitarian at the time of his first one in 1971 and I was also pregnant with my son,so they kept it a secret from me until he had left the states.(I know,weird family.)He bagged all of the major big game animals & it was a fullfillment of a dream of his. He later went on another with my brother,a macho thing I guess.He looked so handsome in his safari gear...very Papa Hemingway.He gave my sister & I each an elephant foot and zebra skin.My mother has the 2 sets of tusks and all the other beasts. I at first was repelled by this,but couldn't have stopped it,and he had all the licenses legally,so I lug an elephant foot every place I move to.My son has the zebra skin.

Dawn said...

i love elephants... the whole of them though, not just their feet!! but i understand :) i bet you are the only one who chooses elephant foot for a to z!!!

thanks for the very sweet comment about my son... not only does his gentleness shine through his eyes... his heart is as big as the sun :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Wow Cassie. The foot? I suppose you could not fit the whole thing in the house, now could you?
Very funny. Congrats on #100.

btw. That baby looks like he could use a pedicure. Just letting you know....
:)

reliv4life said...

Never expected this!! You get the prize on this one! as far as I am concerned!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Unbelievable, Cassie... I don't know what other "E" words others will use, but I'm sure you win the prize for the most unique one..

Congrats on the 100th post...

George appreciated your visit to his site.

Hugs,
Betsy

Rosemarie said...

That is ONE BIG ELEPHANT FOOT! And congrats on your 100th post!!!

Mildred said...

Hi Cassie, Once I saw your photo on your blog, I remember visiting with you back before Christmas. I will add you as a favorite - I love your blog and recognize most of your followers. Congrats on the 100th post.

Ben said...

Perhaps the most original of the "E" posts today! Congrats on reaching 100!

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

i hate to say this but that is the ugliest thing I have ever seen..... good job you have cute dogs!!
x

Barb said...

Thanks for entering my ugly quilt giveaway....don't know about the elephant foot....

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Now I'm going to apologize for the elephant foot. I'm so used to it after over 35yrs...I guess it is kind of gross. I might have subconsiously been making up for having it by being a volunteer at the Phoenix Zoo & helping to raise money for the elephant's new enclosure.---Cassie
Yeah, that's kind of scarey. What next? Birdie feet? We promise Mom's "F" word won't be Flamingo Foot.
The Dogs,BabyRD & Hootie

Maggie and Mitch said...

That's something we don't see every day!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Daisy said...

Oh my gosh!! EWWW! HA HA! How do you expect him to be able to dance if you made his foot into a stool?

Congrats on your 100th post!! Hope there are many, many more. :D

Cassie said...

Maggie & Mitch ~ In my weirdo family it's pretty common,since big game hunting was done by father & brother.Oddly, none of our pets have ever tried to destroy the "footstools"!!

Daisy ~ Oh how sad - no dancing. This poor fella was parceled out in many parts.The different villages came running to take home the meat to eat.Daddy had the tusks,feet,ears and tail taxidermed. It really is aweful,but like I said, I had nothing to do with the original killing. :>(