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Mt. Shasta, from I-5 as we drove north to Oregon, April 2017

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

If the Government is Buying Elephants ...

I got a call from Craig this afternoon. 
 He said "If the government is buying Elephants ... it must be a sign of a Republican takeover."




He can check our primary email from anywhere and was able to see and read an incoming order for a Large Elephant placed by someone in Washington DC with a .gov email address.  


I cannot tell you who the order was from, but I can tell you it was not from Barack Obama!


They also ordered a Warthog.














My animal sales have been very slow this fall. 


 Heck, slow is not the word, nonexistent is more like it. I had a very good summer, but this is my first order in six weeks. 


 If I considered myself a "real" business, I would have to close up shop.   A few years ago I would be booked solid with Christmas orders by now.  


Maybe it is part of a job stimulus package. 


 My job.


This is a repeat customer.  Last year they bought a Tiger and a Rhino. 


Actually, I don't think it is "the government."  I think my customer is someone who lives in DC and works for the government, hence the .gov email.  


But selling an elephant to the Obama administration  makes a fun story.


And it's good to have some work to do.  


It makes me feel loved.



14 comments:

  1. Glad you got the job and it did make for a great post.

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  2. Wonder if you might get an order from Washington for a bunch of Ostrich's one day:))

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  3. If I had a business like yours, I'd market the government in DC. They have the money and might want an elephant or donkey to display, or to give for a gift. In fact, I'd send flyers to all the governor's offices. I think your animal heads would be wonderful on the walls. You never know...

    Glad you got the orders. :)

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  4. With elections once again on the horizon, perhaps your business will see an upturn. :)

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  5. just feel the love and get to work!!..one elephant is better than nothing!

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  6. Funny!! Glad you got an order and now you can work your magic!! Keep us posted on the progress....love your work!!

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  7. When you get full-time on the road, you won't have much time to make and sell those animals. Take delight in the one, and yes, it made a fun story!

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  8. Glad you got the orders. Hopefully, things will pick up for Christmas.

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  9. I love the title of this post, makes me smile.

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  10. Haha, too funny.
    Do you have one mounted in The Big White Thing? They are really cute.

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  11. If it does turn out to be a government order, make sure you charge them at least double or they will think you are too cheap and will not place any more orders to you:)

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  12. so glad you have a commission...it makes an artist smile!

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  13. Interesting observation. You might be on to something here.

    Now if you get orders for equal numbers of donkeys, I'm going to start wondering...

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