The now-missing Lorax statue, at the home of Theodore “Dr. Seuss” Geisel’s widow, Audrey Geisel. (AP)

• A statue of the Lorax — Dr. Seuss’s beloved little creature who “speaks for the trees” — was stolen from his widow’s La Jolla, Calif., yard over the weekend. No easy feat: The cast-bronze sculpture, by the late artist’s stepdaughter, weighs 300 pounds, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. “He’s not just a hunk of metal to us. He was a family pet,” the stepdaughter, Lark Grey Dimond-Cates, said. “I hope he hasn’t been taken across the border into Tijuana for scrap.”

• Meanwhile, has anyone ever told you that you look like “an elegant Washington type”? Or maybe just a Hill staffer? If so, the Kevin Spacey miniseries “House of Cards,” which will film in the District and Baltimore starting next month, is holding an open casting call for extras Sunday. Learn more at the D.C. Film Office’s Web site.