Black Beauty by Anna Sewell was among my favourite books as a ten year old and I wished we could own a horse. Since that was not quite possible, I had some terracotta horses instead.
Some of you may recollect the "famous" incident involving my favourite senti value horses. And how I saw they remain protected.
Anyway some things are not meant to be. A couple of evenings back, when I got home, I found one of the horses lame and the other with a broken face. I will never know who did it and it is safer that way for the culprit. ( Accidents do happen but apologies can/ should be tendered.)I decided it was time to replace the black beauties or the remains thereof.
Went to a nearby potter and found these little elephants and got a pair.
While one can argue that they do not have the character that the Black Beauties did, I am sure most will agree they have a charm of their own.