Okay, I know I’m a total nerd when it comes to awesome lawn and door decorations, but these two cuties forced me to even get my husband to turn the car around and drive back so I could snap a photo. (Usually, it’s a private obsession that I don’t like to expose.)
The real question is, what are they? I thought pigs. Then I thought Chihuahuas. Then perhaps very happy dragons. I actually think they are dogs of some sort – I mean, look at those happy faces! But what I love most is that one looks like it’s nursing its baby pig/chihuahua/dragon. Nursing in public! RADICAL! I knew there was a reason I fell in love with this family of guardians right away.
I’d love it if someone* could translate what is written on the bases – they aren’t the same characters. And I just really need to know! * Lisa (click on her name to read her blog) came through with translations for both statues. Check them out in comments.
I was able to find out that the male statue symbolizes dignity (with the royal orb allusion) and the female statue symbolizes thriving off-spring (for obvious reasons). They are meant to ward off evil – but all I know is that they certainly made my day.