R.I.P. (Retired In Pieces) Hathi the Elephant
This July my father and I laid to rest Hathi the Elephant, belovedly lop-sided two-person costume puppet from based on the elephants from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. Like the Mad Hatter, Hathi has moved on to greener pastures. It seems that I'm destined to have a menagerie of heads and hands (or in this case, tail) to keep for posterity. Back to the jungle with ye, oh mighty elephant! Our basement corner and all its dust bunnies will dearly miss you. R.I.P.