|Approving sauropod approves of this landscape.|
Behold! My oh-so-awesome, almost-headless ceramic dinosaur souvenir from Drumheller, Alberta! He's one of the treasures discovered in the Great Attic Purge of 2011. We found his body near the top of the pile and his head near the bottom. Poor lil' guy. As if being abandoned and forgotten wasn't bad enough, he had to endure all those years of isolation in two pieces! After I kissed his boo boo I bandaged him up. (We didn't have any suitable glue, or even pretty ribbon, so it was a choice between a bandage and duct tape.) I decided that he needed a little tender lovin' care after his ordeal so, after he was (sort of) in one piece again, I sent him on a little vacation. (OK, I may have just taken photos of him in front of a big landscape painting that was also languishing in the attic. Hey, some people take photos of their kids, I take photos of my toys. Don't you judge me!)
No, I wasn't lucky enough to visit Drumheller. In fact, I have no idea how this ended up in our attic. My theory is that it was a hand-me-down from one of my cousins. I'm basing that on the fact that her name is written in one of my childhood dinosaur books...lucky bitch...mutter mutter...
|"You should have seen the other guy!"|
In all seriousness though, I'm not sure how to go about repairing him - as much as he can be repaired anyway. As you can see in this photo, it's just not as simple as gluing him together. There's a big chunk of ceramic gone on his neck, and lots of little chips all over - even on his poor little nose! So, the bandage is holding him together until I figure out what the best way to fix him is. Then again, the broken neck does kinda match the nosebleed and bloody lip. And what's up with that weird paint job anyway? He looks like he lost a boxing match.
If you know anything at all about this Drumheller souvenir, or other dinos like it, feel free to pass it along! Pretty please with sugar on top?