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    Posted 1 year ago

    dav2no1
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    Ceramic Rat Figure - Templeton

    Approximately 6" x 2 1/2"

    Ok..when I first picked it up, I thought it was an aardvark. But looking closer, it appears to have a collar? Looks similar to a rat ..tail is too long for a bear or lamb.

    Says, "Templetony" or "Temple to NY" or "Templeton"? Had a big glob of glue or something on the bottom. I chipped it off so it will sit flat again. Says, "Ashley IIII" on the bottom.

    **UPDATE** So with help from Watchsearcher, we now know that this is a rat, named Templeton...as in from Charlotte's Web.** SEE COMMENTS

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      With the long snout and collar I am tempted to say greyhound dog, but can certainly see the rat - nice animal figure!
    2. dav2no1 dav2no1, 1 year ago
      I don't know...my sister had a Whippet..don't think this looks like a Greyhound. Looks like a Polar bear with a long tail..lol
    3. Shuzbut Shuzbut, 1 year ago
      its getting hard to keep up with you ....lol cool postsssssssssssssssssssss..
    4. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 year ago
      Templeton was the name of the rat in the book/movie ‘Charlotte’s Web’.
    5. dav2no1 dav2no1, 1 year ago
      Awww that kinda makes sense. So maybe someone had a pet rat named after him? Not sure why he has a collar?
    6. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 year ago
      Artistic license maybe, or, like you said, the maker may have had a pet rat (yikes!) named after the ‘famous’ one.
    7. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 year ago
      Maybe the 4 lines after the maker’s name are cute little rat toenail scratches (like it’s own ‘signature’). They look spaced out like the lines on the figurine’s toes.
    8. dav2no1 dav2no1, 1 year ago
      Good eye, I hadn't noticed that! And domesticated rats and mice make great pets. They all have their own little personalities..
    9. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 year ago
      I’ll just stick with good ol’ cats and dogs ....and just take your word for that!
    10. dav2no1 dav2no1, 1 year ago
      WatchS - so I uploaded a new closeup photo. I think you are on to something. Now I see it looks like it says Templeton and has a rat figure at the end..
    11. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 year ago
      Oh, my goodness! That new picture confirms it’s the ‘movie star of the rat world’....now to find out why Ashley made it.
    12. dav2no1 dav2no1, 1 year ago
      WS - Thanks for the help. I kept thinking that the name sounded familiar and it was bugging me..lol. updated the post.
    13. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 year ago
      I’m glad I was able to help. Now, a new quest to watch for other characters from that story....maybe the entire cast??
    14. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 year ago
      Who didn’t read Charlotte’s Web? There’s even a movie..
      First thing that came to mind when reading your commentary!
      Maybe someone’s school project, as it’s a must read in most schools.
      He’s great, a perfect conversation piece!
    15. keramikos, 1 year ago
      Charlotte's Web <3

      https://www.gradesaver.com/charlottes-web/study-guide/character-list

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