Hey Todd, my Dad use to do a lot of gold prospecting in the Mother Lode also. He had a ball doing so, but never found anything this nice. Was this found in a dry mine or in the water? It doesn't look as if it has traveled far if at all in the water. It is a beautiful piece, and it certainly does look like a poodle. It is very unique.
Oh, How embarrasing, I read this post as it being "Someone want to buy this from me?", not for me. I actualy thought that you found it yourself Todd. Like I said b-4 my Dad really did find some pretty big nuggets in the Motherlode. Anyway I don't understand, the Craigslist web site that you posted with the ad on it still opens for me? I think Secreto wants to buy it for you??????? LOL