This great looking bronze elephant is only 4 inches high, but long on style. Traditionally, when the elephant's trunk is facing up, its a sign of good luck. This would make a great addition to my living room, perched atop a stack of coffee table art books. He can be found at Patch, NYC.com.
This next group of cast iron animals from Japan, can be found over at Designwithinreach.com. As a Capricorn, I am partial to the little Ram. He would look great on my desk on a silver tray, with a mint julep cup to hold my pens and a small candle by his side.
If you are looking to really add something a little different, or want a great conversation piece, check out the offerings over at thefutureperfect.com. This little monkey (above) along with this darling dinosaur (below) both get the job done!
Finally, Merchant4.com has a little wooden black bird, that actually folds flat, and can be mailed as a postcard. Who wouldn't love receiving this in the mail?