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My walk proves profitable again

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Why do people throw out what they do? As I made my way home from my morning walk, I came upon these little fellas sitting in a box by the side of the road. "Please don't leave us here for someone less worthy to take home with them!" they bleated.

So, though they were not insignificant in weight, I obliged, and carried them the last mile to get them into our house.

Ever since, I've been researching everything from "Chinese porcelain" to "Chinese guardian goat" to my most desperate attempt to find something that probably doesn't exist, "Chinese foo goat." I finally gave up and investigated the symbolic meaning of goats, to see what might have brought them into our lives. Bill is a Capricorn, so that might be it, but goats also carry strong symbolism of independence, curiosity, seeking of heights (had to laugh about that one), and sacrifice (think "scape-"). Plus they make good little protectors, and they remind me of Doxie and Rolly. But what ARE those things in their mouths? One looks like a green key or a spoon; the other is, I think, a dagger. And these goats don't seem fierce, exactly, because they appear to be smiling happily while presenting their offerings.

I just hope the people discarding them didn't discover that they're really bad feng shui!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TINKERBELL200 7/25/2013 9:55PM

    Hi Suzy!

They are definitely different! i,ve never seen anything like them! Enjoy!

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    It's nice that we have this in common. As hubby and I travel thought the back country on my way to my son's new place avoiding old order Amish buggies I beg him to not let me look nor stop at rummage sales. i find too many things to save and love.

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_UMAMI_ 7/17/2013 12:08AM

    Are you sure those aren't chupacabras?
Just kidding. They are strange, though! I was going to ask you what's in their mouths, but then I read after the photo that you can't figure that out either!
(green thing looks like a wrench to me in pic, but....?!)

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GEORGE815 7/15/2013 7:50PM

    Another person's treasure?

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RWETHAIRYET 7/15/2013 5:01AM

    Ha ha Sue! Sometimes I'm even more amazed at what people buy in the first place emoticon
But I think they look like dragons too. And Dragons are supposed to be lucky. So I don't think you have to worry about the bad Feng Shui.

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CARTOONB 7/14/2013 11:14PM

    Try looking up dragon instead of goat. Looks a bit like those long dragons in Chinese parades. Those are cool!

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MERRYMARY42 7/14/2013 8:03PM

    You do find the darndest things on your walks, I could not have resisted those little goats either, emoticon

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GABY1948 7/14/2013 4:04PM

    They are beautiful...I love going on your walks with you and all the things you find! I agree...hope you find out more about them to share with us! Have a great time researching!

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_LINDA 7/14/2013 3:20PM

    Wow! What a find! They appear to be in mint condition too! Enjoy your find!
Hope you can find something out about them, cause you all have us curious now!

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MNNICE 7/14/2013 1:23PM

    If you want to walk past my house, I could leave one of hubby's "collectibles" every day for a year. emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 7/14/2013 12:40PM

    Once man's rubbish is another man's treasure!
I find that all the time working in a charity shop Suz, it never ceases to amaze me!

Enjoy your finds!

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JOYINKY 7/14/2013 12:30PM

    How whimsical! You've gotten me curious too! Fun find! emoticon

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GINIEMIE 7/14/2013 11:46AM

    Curious is what I'd use to describe them. I don't know what they are or what they might mean, to me they would mean more to dust and that is NOT something I like to do. Ask my grand-daughter, she dusts for me when she helps me.
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BETHGILLIGAN 7/14/2013 11:40AM

    I must say "interesting" is a good description! emoticon You need Antiques Roadshow to help with this!!!

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JLEMUS1 7/14/2013 11:36AM

    They are interesting..not sure if the goats mean anything except here we are cute!!

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    You do bring home the most interesting finds.

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CHOCOHIPPO 7/14/2013 11:26AM

    Hi Suzy. They are certainly interesting...I hope you enjoy them.

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