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Contents: Goat to Ladybug - Goat, Gorilla, Griffin, Hedgehog, Hippopotamus, Horse- (Horse, Chess Horse head), Kangaroo, Koala, Ladybug

 

GOAT
Goat

Soapstone- Average 1.5" tall or long




#Y-GOA-10  $8


#Y-GOA-11  $8


#Y-GOA-12  $8


#Y-GOA-13  $8


#Y-GOA-14  $8


#Y-GOA-15  $8


#Y-GOA-16  $8


#Y-GOA-17  $8


#Y-GOA-18  $8


#Y-GOA-20  $8


#Y-GOA-21  $8


#Y-GOA-23  $8


#Y-GOA-24  $8
Goat

Soapstone- Large 2-3/4" long x 3" tall



#Y-GOA-402  $27 
SOLD

 

GORILLA or APE
Gorilla

(The first "cute" gorillas you will ever see)

Soapstone- Average 1.5" tall or long



#Y-GOR-1  $8


#Y-GOR-2  $8


#Y-GOR-4  $8


#Y-GOR-5  $8


#Y-GOR-6  $8


#Y-GOR-7  $8


#Y-GOR-8  $8

#Y-GOR-12  $8



#Y-GOR-15  $8


#Y-GOR-18  $8
A dog chimpanzee?

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Gorilla

Soapstone- Large 3" long



#Y-GOR-402  $27  SOLD OUT
 

 

GRIFFIN
Body of a lion and the head of an eagle

Griffin

Gemstone- 1-1/2" long


 
#Y-GRI-553  Rose quartz crystal  $17


 
#Y-GRI-554  Green aventurine  $17


#Y-GRI-555  Opalite  $17


#Y-GRI-556  Picture jasper  $17


#Y-GRI-557  Black onyx  $17
 

#Y-GRI-558  Black onyx  $17


#Y-GRI-559  Opalite glass  $17


#Y-GRI-560  Green aventurine  $17


#Y-GRI-561  Goldstone  $17
 

#Y-GRI-562  Goldstone  $17
 

#Y-GRI-563  Green orange unakite  $17

 
#Y-GRI-564  Blue sodalite  $17
 

#Y-GRI-565  Spotted Dalmatian stone  $17

 
#Y-GRI-566  Golden tigereye  $17

 
#Y-GRI-567  Golden tigereye  $17


#Y-GRI-568  Spotted Dalmatian stone  $17

 
#Y-GRI-569  Blue sodalite  $17

 
#Y-GRI-570  Picture jasper  $17

Griffin

Gemstone- 2-1/4" long


 
#Y-GRI-704  Green aventurine  $22


#Y-GRI-705  Pink rose quartz crystal  $22


#Y-GRI-707 Goldstone  $22


#Y-GRI-708 Rose quartz  $22


#Y-GRI-710 Picture jasper  $22


#Y-GRI-712  Green black orbicular jasperb  $22


#Y-GRI-713  Red rainbow jasper with quartz stripe  $22


#Y-GRI-714  Opalite glass  $22

 
#Y-GRI-715  Picture jasper  $22


#Y-GRI-716  Spotted Dalmatian stone  $22

 
#Y-GRI-717  Opalite glass  $22

 
#Y-GRI-718  Blue gray sodalite  $22

 
#Y-GRI-719  Red rainbow jasper with quartz vein  $22

 

HEDGEHOG
Soapstone- Average 1.5" tall or long


#Y-HED-2  $8


#Y-HED-3  $8


#Y-HED-4  $8


#Y-HED-5  $8


#Y-HED-6  $8


#Y-HED-7  $8


#Y-HED-8  $8


#Y-HED-9  $8


#Y-HED-14  $8


#Y-HED-15  $8


#Y-HED-17  $8


#Y-HED-18  $8


#Y-HED-19  $8


#Y-HED-20  $8


#Y-HED-22  $8


#Y-HED-23  $8
 

#Y-HED-29  $8


#Y-HED-34  $8
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HIPPOPOTAMUS
Hippo

Soapstone- Average 1.5" tall or long

  y-hip-7.jpg (161000 bytes)

#Y-HIP-7  $8

y-hip-8.jpg (180437 bytes)

#Y-HIP-8  $8



#Y-HIP-17  $8


#Y-HIP-18  $8


#Y-HIP-19  $8


#Y-HIP-22  $8


#Y-HIP-23  $8


#Y-HIP-24  $8


#Y-HIP-25  $8


#Y-HIP-26  $8


#Y-HIP-27  $8


#Y-HIP-28  $8


#Y-HIP-29  $8


#Y-HIP-30  $8


#Y-HIP-31  $8


#Y-HIP-32  $8


#Y-HIP-33  $8
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Hippo

Soapstone- Large 3" long, weighs 8.9 oz boxed







#Y-HIP-400  $27






#Y-HIP-401  $27
 
Hippo

Gemstone - 1" long


#Y-HIP-500  Blue goldstone

(2 available)  $8

 
#Y-HIP-501  Black onyx 

(3 available)  $8

 
#Y-HIP-502  Brown agate

(2 available)  $8

 
#Y-HIP-503  Orange carnelian  $8  SOLD

 
#Y-HIP-504  Blue sodalite

(2 available)  $8

 
#Y-HIP-505  Green aventurine

(1 available)  $8

 
#Y-HIP-506  Red rainbow jasper  $8

 
#Y-HIP-507  Clear quartz crystal

(2 available)  $8

Hippo

Gemstone- 1-5/8" long

y-hip-552.jpg (166501 bytes)

#Y-HIP-552 Dalmatian jasper  $17

y351-18.jpg (157639 bytes)

#Y-HIP-557  Dalmatian jasper  $17


#Y-HIP-561  Goldstone  $17
y-hip-565.jpg (149025 bytes)

#Y-HIP-565 Goldstone  $17
y-hip-568.jpg (162680 bytes)

#Y-HIP-
568 Goldstone  $17


#Y-HIP-571 Opalite glass  $17


#Y-HIP-572
Opalite glass  $17



#Y-HIP-573  Black onyx  $17


#Y-HIP-574  Green orange unakite  $17


#Y-HIP-575  Dyed blue howlite  $17


#Y-HIP-576  Picture jasper  $17


#Y-HIP-577  Golden tigereye  $17


#Y-HIP-578  White gray howlite  $17


#Y-HIP-579  Red rainbow jasper  $17


#Y-HIP-580  Golden tigereye  $17


#Y-HIP-581  Green aventurine  $17


#Y-HIP-582  Blue sodalite  $17
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Hippo

Gemstone- 2-1/4" long

y458-5.jpg (156263 bytes)

#Y-HIP-700  Gray yellow jasper  $22



#Y-HIP-709  Green black swirled jasper  $22



#Y-HIP-713 Green black jasper  $22


#Y-HIP-716  Black onyx  $22

#Y-HIP-717  Green black jasper  $22


#Y-HIP-718  Red rainbow jasper  $22


#Y-HIP-719  Opalite glass  $22

 
#Y-HIP-720  Blue gray sodalite  $22

 
#Y-HIP-721  Opalite glass  $22

 
#Y-HIP-722  Goldstone  $22

 
#Y-HIP-723  Picture jasper  $22
 
 
#Y-HIP-724  White gray howlite  $22


#Y-HIP-725  Spotted Dalmatian jasper  $22

 
#Y-HIP-726  Rose quartz crystal  $22


#Y-HIP-727  Golden tigereye  $22

 
#Y-HIP-728  Green aventurine  $22

 
#Y-HIP-729  Golden tigereye  $22
Hippos Create Their Own Antibiotic Sunscreen, "Sweat"
 

May 26, 2004 -- New research shows that the hippopotamus - famous for its luxurious mud-pack skin treatments in the hot sun - produces a sunscreen every time it sweats.  Wipe a hippo's face, and you get something akin to sweat, reports researcher Yoko Saikawa, a scientist with Keio University in Japan.  Sure, it's not produced by sweat glands like human sweat.  Nevertheless, it serves the same purpose.  Like sweat, it helps control a hippo's body temperature, explains Saikawa.

When the stuff is fresh, it is colorless like sweat. But in hippos, the mucus gradually turns red, then brown. In their study, Saikawa and his fellow researchers wiped a hippo's face and back -- then tested the red mucus in their laboratory. As they filtered the mucus, red and orange pigmented solutions emerged. "We named the red pigment 'hipposudoric acid' and the orange 'norhipposudoric acid,'" Saikawa writes. The study appears in this week's issue of Nature.

The pigments are in the ultraviolet range, indicating that they "may act as sunscreens," he explains. The red pigment also acts as an antibiotic, protecting the hippo's skin from infections, he explains. There's just one problem. Once they're off the hippo, these pigments become unstable and turn into solid, brown gunk within a few hours. What factor in the hippo's mucus keeps the stuff from changing form? That's yet to be discovered, says Saikawa.

Hippo sweat poses no immediate threat to the sunscreen industry -- at least not until the secret hippo ingredient is found.

 

HORSE
HORSE - STANDING
Horse

Soapstone- Average 1.5" tall or long
Tail or right side may not show

y-hor-2.jpg (162233 bytes)

#Y-HOR-2  $8



#Y-HOR-5  $8


#Y-HOR-7  $8


#Y-HOR-9  $8


#Y-HOR-10  $8


#Y-HOR-13  $8


#Y-HOR-15  $8


#Y-HOR-19  $8


#Y-HOR-20  $8


#Y-HOR-21  $8


#Y-HOR-22  $8


#Y-HOR-23  $8


#Y-HOR-24  $8


#Y-HOR-25  $8


#Y-HOR-27  $8


#Y-HOR-29  $8


#Y-HOR-30  $8


#Y-HOR-31  $8


#Y-HOR-32  $8


#H-HOR-33  $8


#Y-HOR-34  $8


#Y-HOR-35  $8


#Y-HOR-36  $8
 

#YHOR-37  $8
 

#Y-HOR-38  $8
 

#Y-HOR-39  $8
 

#Y-HOR-40  $8


#Y-HOR-41   $8


#Y-HOR-42  $8


#Y-HOR-43  $8


#Y-HOR-44  $8
The horse gets the last laugh...

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Horse

Soapstone- Large 3" long x 2-1/4" tall





#Y-HOR-400  $27





#Y-HOR-401  $27

Horse

Gemstone- 2" long

PRANCING HORSE


#Y-HOR-P-553  Green black jasper  $17


#Y-HOR-P-554  Tigereye  $17


#Y-HOR-P-555  Spotted dalmatian stone (Appaloosa)  $17


#Y-HOR-P-556  Black onyx  $17


#Y-HOR-P-557  Opalite glass  $17

 
#Y-HOR-P-558  Green aventurine  $17


#Y-HOR-P-559  Black red striped rainbow jasper  $17


#Y-HOR-P-560  Dyed blue howlite  $17


#Y-HOR-P-561  Blue sodalite  $17
 

#Y-HOR-P-562  Red rainbow jasper  $17
REARING HORSE
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#Y-HOR-RE-550 Rose quartz crystal  $17



#Y-HOR-RE-551
Orange goldstone  $17
 


#Y-HOR-RE-554  Rose quartz crystal  $17


#Y-HOR-RE-555  Goldstone  $17


#Y-HOR-RE-556  Rose quartz crystal  $17


#Y-HOR-RE-557  Gray-tan-green jasper  $17


#Y-HOR-RE-558  Picture jasper  $17


#Y-HOR-RE-559  Green aventurine  $17
 Try showing this one at the next horse show!

horsedog.jpg (37378 bytes)

RUNNING HORSE
y333-7.jpg (159056 bytes)

#Y-HOR-RU-551  Picture jasper  $17

y333-14.jpg (162563 bytes)

 #Y-HOR-RU-555  Picture jasper  $17



#Y-HOR-RU-556  Goldstone  $17


#Y-HOR-RU-558 Opalite glass  $17


#Y-HOR-RU-559
Blue-gray sodalite  $17


 
#Y-HOR-RU-560
Red rainbow jasper  $17

 
#Y-HOR-RU-561
Picture jasper  $17


#Y-HOR-RU-562  Rose pink quartz crystal  $17

 
#Y-HOR-RU-564  White gray howlite  $17
 

#Y-HOR-RU-565  Green aventurine  $17


#Y-HOR-RU-566  Spotted Dalmatian stone  $17


#Y-HOR-RU-567  Blue sodalite  $17


#Y-HOR-RU-568  Dyed blue howlite  $17


#Y-HOR-RU-569  Golden tigereye  $17

Horse

Gemstone- 2-1/4" long or tall

PRANCING HORSE
y493-2.jpg (163541 bytes)

#Y-HOR-P-700  Picture jasper  $22


 
#Y-HOR-P-701  Goldstone  $22


 
#Y-HOR-P-702  Tigereye  $22
y-hor-p-703.jpg (163262 bytes)

#Y-HOR-P-703 Rose pink quartz crystal  $22
 

#Y-HOR-P-705  Green black speckled jasper  $22


#Y-HOR-P-706  White opalite  $22


#Y-HOR-P-707 Green aventurine  $22


#Y-HOR-P-708  Tigereye  $22


#Y-HOR-P-709  Opalite glass  $22
 


#Y-HOR-P-710  Black onyx  $22
 

#Y-HOR-P-711  Green speckled jasper  $22

#Y-HOR-P-712  Goldstone  $22



#Y-HOR-P-713  Spotted Dalmatian jasper  $22


#Y-HOR-P-714  White gray howlite  $22

 
#Y-HOR-P-715  Golden tigereye  $22

 
#Y-HOR-P-716  Red rainbow jasper  $22
REARING HORSE
y-hor-re-701.jpg (166146 bytes)

 #Y-HOR-RE-701 Goldstone  $22

y-hor-re-702.jpg (150939 bytes)

#Y-HOR-RE-702  Opalite glass  $22



#Y-HOR-RE-703  Orange goldstone  $22


#Y-HOR-RE-704  Black-silver obsidian  $22


#Y-HOR-RE-705 Rose quartz  $22


#Y-HOR-RE-708  Rose quartz crystal  $22



#Y-HOR-RE-709  Opalite glass  $22


#Y-HOR-RE-710  Blue white black variegated sodalite  $22

 
#Y-HOR-RE-711  Picture jasper  $22
 
 
#Y-HOR-RE-712  Green aventurine  $22

 
#Y-HOR-RE-713  Red rainbow jasper  $22


#Y-HOR-RE-714  Spotted Dalmatian jasper  $22
 
 
#Y-HOR-RE-715  Dyed blue howlite  $22

 
#Y-HOR-RE-716  White howlite  $22
RUNNING HORSE
y-hor-ru-700.jpg (165277 bytes)

#Y-HOR-RU-700  Black green orbicular jasper  $22



#Y-HOR-RU-701  Speckled green jasper  $22


#Y-HOR-RU-702  Dyed blue howlite  $22
 

#Y-HOR-RU-703  Black onyx  $22
y493i.jpg (158764 bytes)

#Y-HOR-RU-705  Green aventurine  $22

y493n.jpg (150131 bytes)

#Y-HOR-RU-707  Tiger's eye  $22

y493-O.jpg (113558 bytes)

#Y-HOR-RU-708 Goldstone  $22


 
#Y-HOR-RU-712   Green black jasper  $22


#Y-HOR-RU-713   Red rainbow jasper  $22


#Y-HOR-RU-714 Green aventurine  $22


#Y-HOR-RU-716 Opalite  $22


#Y-HOR-RU-717  Picture jasper  $22


#Y-HOR-RU-718  Green orange unakite  $22

 
#Y-HOR-RU-719  White gray howlite  $22
HORSE- HEAD or CHESS STYLE PIECE
Horse Head

Soapstone- Average 1.5" tall or long

y1aa.jpg (149293 bytes)

#Y-HOR-HE-1  $8

y1cc.jpg (136585 bytes)

#Y-HOR-HE-3  $8

y1dd.jpg (140359 bytes)

#Y-HOR-HE-4  $8



#Y-HOR-HE-6  $8
y1-hh.jpg (152723 bytes)

#Y-HOR-HE-8  $8



#Y-HOR-HE-9  $8


#Y-HOR-HE-10  $8


#Y-HOR-HE-11  $8


#Y-HOR-HE-12  $8


#Y-HOR-HE-13  $8


#Y-HOR-HE-14  $8


#Y-HOR-HE-15  $8


#Y-HOR-HE-16  $8


#Y-HOR-HE-17  $8


#Y-HOR-HE-18  $8
Horse head

Soapstone- Large 2-7/8" tall
y228-1.jpg (138380 bytes)

#Y-HOR-HE-400  $27

y228-5.jpg (143200 bytes)

#Y-HOR-HE-403  $27

y228-6.jpg (145012 bytes)

#Y-HOR-HE-404  $27

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#Y-HOR-HE-405  $27

 

KANGAROO
Kangaroo

Soapstone- Average 1.5" tall or long

y212-8.jpg (144885 bytes)

#Y-KAN-6  $8



#Y-KAN-15  $8


#Y-KAN-16  $8
 

#Y-KAN-18  $8


#Y-KAN-19  $8


#Y-KAN-20  $8


#Y-KAN-22  $8


#Y-KAN-23  $8


#Y-KAN-24  $8


#Y-KAN-25  $8


#Y-KAN-26  $8


#Y-KAN-27  $8


#Y-KAN-28  $8


#Y-KAN-29  $8


#Y-KAN-30  $8


#Y-KAN-31  $8


#Y-KAN-32  $8
A lion kangaroo?

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KOALA
 

Soapstone- Average 1.5" tall or long



#Y-KOA-5  $8


#Y-KOA-6  $8


#Y-KOA-7  $8


#Y-KOA-8  $8


#Y-KOA-9  $8


#Y-KOA-10  $8


#Y-KOA-17  $8
 
KOALAS endure HEAT & WATER CRISIS (2009)

AT 120 DEGREES IN AUSTRALIA , IT WAS SO HOT FOR A WEEK THAT KOALAS WERE ASKING PEOPLE FOR WATER.  IT'S NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE.

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ONE WENT TO A HOUSE TO TRY TO HIDE FROM THE HEAT AND TO GET A BIT OF SHADE AND HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THE OWNER GAVE HIM SOMETHING TO DRINK.

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(Email dated 11/17/09 from customers in Australia)

Hi Heidi and Glenn -
Here's something to cheer you up for your coming winter.  The date on the photos is January 2009, at the height of last summer's stinking heat wave. Yesterday was the first day of cooler temps for nearly 2 weeks - ugh - and now another 2 days of 105 F. Local news last week carried an item about a wild koala (remember, they're NOT bears) that scratched at a front door in the Adelaide suburbs and simply marched into the kitchen for a drink. It hasn't left the front porch and its water bowl since....amazing, in 40 years I've never heard of this before. You don't want to try to pick up a wild koala if you value your hide - those claws are sharp for tree climbing and they're strong little devils.

Your website is amazing - you never sit still! Is there anywhere you haven't been? We have a dream to do the Inside Passage trip one day, especially since we're in the middle of this stupid heat wave - and no rain for 3 weeks. We're in the driest state on the driest continent - humidity today is 5% - as soon as you finish hanging out a normal laundry load, the first bits are dry. Everybody lives around the edges, but the Outback has it's own beauty. Stunning colors. Hope you get a chance to visit - let us know.
Cheers
Louise and Peter

"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened."

Louise & Peter also shared these photos and comments, dated 11/17/09

"Jacaranda trees put out blossoms first then leaves - the roads become purple carpets!"

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According to the above information on the koalas, the photographs are authentic and depict a real event. According to a February 5 article published in The Age, the baby koala, dubbed "Star" because of her rising Internet fame, wandered into a family home during a heatwave in the Australian state of Victoria. The article notes:
A family in Maude, near Geelong, photographed the young female koala taking a dip after finding her on their verandah, shaking and distressed.

Images of the dehydrated koala bathing in a bucket of water have circulated around Australia, New Zealand and Britain.

Tracey Young's 10-year-old nephew, Tom Durren, and his sister, Kate, 6, discovered the koala on Friday when temperatures reached the high 40s (C.).
Mrs. Young said that the koala climbed into the bucket of its own accord and stayed there for about twenty minutes. A wildlife carer who later took the koala to her property for ongoing care explained that the baby may have been abandoned by its mother because of the heatwave. She added that it is not unusual for koalas to "take a dip" during hot weather.

Victoria certainly did experience a very severe heatwave during January and February 2009 that resulted in power outages and transport delays. Tragically, the severe heat in Victoria, along with other adverse conditions, contributed to the Victoria Bushfire Disaster. Many people were killed and whole townships destroyed as the fires raged through rural communities in Victoria.

Wildlife was also severely affected by the fires with massive destruction of natural habitat and the death or injury of millions of animals. Another koala, dubbed "Sam" has also become quite famous after footage of her being give water out of bottle by a fire fighter was aired on TV news. Sam has rapidly become a symbol for hope amid the chaos caused by the disaster.

 

LADYBUG ON LEAF
Soapstone- Average 1.5" tall or long
y37-6.jpg (149294 bytes)

#Y-LAD-4  $8

y37-8.jpg (151403 bytes)

#Y-LAD-6  $8



#Y-LAD-10  $8


#Y-LAD-11  $8


#Y-LAD-13  $8


#Y-LAD-16  $8


#Y-LAD-17  $8


#Y-LAD-18  $8


#Y-LAD-19  $8


#Y-LAD-20  $8


#Y-LAD-21  $8


#Y-LAD-22  $8


#Y-LAD-23  $8


#Y-LAD-24  $8


#Y-LAD-25  $8

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