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Twitter Thread: Animal Statues Glowing Gold From Being Petted For Centuries

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    Smile - Sam ... @korvys Oh, nothing. Just thinking about this carving of a dog, glowing gold from unknown thousands of pats from loving hands, over four and half centuries.
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    Rectangle - 6:06 AM - Aug 2o, 2021 - TweetDeck 47.5K Retweets 1,949 Quote Tweets 333.9K Likes

    If you, as an animal lover, wanna tell us that you would have left this good boy unpetted, we would not believe you. People like us are exactly the ones who will pause and spend a good few looong seconds petting this guy, and then we would have taken a picture of it and a picture with it. A good boy has to be memorialized and petted by all. 

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    Plant - Ginger Mood @Blahblahlogist Replying to @korvys May I add a well-polished kitty to the thread? ТРУБКА КОФЕ Colomb 10:44 PM · Aug 20, 2021 - Twitter for Android 407 Retweets 6 Quote Tweets 7,624 Likes

    Honestly, this one might be even more wholesome for us. A dog being petted is almost an obvious, but seeing a cat get so much love is pawsome. This is like the cat that even people who are scared of cats can pet, and we are happy with that being the first step they take into becoming cat people. 

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    Dog - ... Kyle Johansen +E @Kyle_Johansen_ Replying to @korvys There's also this one at the Kossuth Lajos metro station in Budapest. It's a local (dangerous!) "game" to run off the train, pat the dog's head, and get back on the same car before the doors close! 8 (I was successful Deli palyaudvar MADACH EINAI YDWEBBER Fe Chiea a v 6:34 PM · Aug 20, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone 123 Retweets 4 Quote Tweets 4,402 Likes
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    Dog - Stephen Henderson @teevohawick Replying to @korvys and @Hbomberguy Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh. 7:05 PM · Aug 20, 2021 · Twitter for Android 140 Retweets 11 Quote Tweets 4,453 Likes
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    Sculpture - missandeirist @autumnalstorm Replying to @korvys Husky at NEU's Ell Hall, rubbed for good luck before exams 8:58 PM · Aug 20, 2021 - Twitter for iPhone 346 Retweets 7 Quote Tweets 8,055 Likes
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    Organism - Dr. Theresa Muir Jrs AE ... @theresasmets Replying to @korvys Like Porcellino, Florence. People pat its snout. 9:17 PM - Aug 20, 2021 - Twitter for Android 56 Retweets 10 Quote Tweets 1,501 Likes
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    Plant - Luis da Conceição ... @luisdaconceicao Replying to @korvys and @nachoinventado Cementerio de La Recoleta - Buenos Aires, Argentina Translate Tweet LAJAN LIANA CRUCAT 8:07 PM · Aug 20, 2021 - Twitter Web App 83 Retweets 6 Quote Tweets 1,354 Likes
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    Product - Дарья вакцинируйтесь Сова ... @etosova Replying to @korvys there's a statue of a border patrol dog (four of them) in Moscow underground, and each snoot is well polished. It's believed petting the dogs brings good luck, especially to university students 7:20 PM · Aug 20, 2021 - Twitter for iPhone 49 Retweets 1 Quote Tweet 1,826 Likes
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    Sculpture - Maxine the Tigress (2/2 )1E ... @RookFerret Replying to @korvys Winnie the Pooh and her handler, located in the Winnipeg Zoo, in the city she was named for.
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    Photograph - @old&bowled @Mikekel49661176 Replying to @korvys Wojtek the Polish bear in Edinburgh, same lucky nose. Translate Tweet
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    Reptile - Ale Valen ... @AlejandroVale47 Replying to @Blahblahlogist and @korvys At UMD, rubbing Testudo's nose is the only way to pass midterm and final exams
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    Horse - Ferenc Huszár ... @fhuszar Replying to @korvys Reminds me of this statue of Andras Hadik and his horse...
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    Working animal - AAlison ... @vaporeon_wave Replying to @korvys and @Hbomberguy Adelaide, Australia has Horatio, Truffles, Augusta, and Oliver, a quartet of bronze pigs. Most are perfect riding size for little kids, and so have shiny backs, but Horatio's nose shines brightest.

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