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Wed, Jun. 30th, 2004, 09:21 pm
My newest raccoon

I was going to do an angsty post about "the raccoon before Ristin" but I'd much rather talk about my newest raccoon. Not ristin (though he's never far from my thoughts), but my latest plush. When I saw Nestor in the window of The Teddy Bear Shop, my heart lept to my throat. Raccoons are so hard to find (at least in Australia) and I knew I just had to have him! I had previously given up that shop as being too focussed on teddy bears (as you'd guess from the name) but I saw a much larger range of species this time. Also, the shop assistant really understood plush! Nestor's fur is so soft and luxurious, he's just a delight to hold.


(These photos courtesy of The Plush Palace.


Wed, Jun. 30th, 2004 05:42 am (UTC)
whitetail

Very nice! Never seen this 'coon before. Who is the manufacturer?

Thu, Jul. 1st, 2004 03:37 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Russ.

The tag said it was made in the European tradition, which set off a few alarm bells. Sure enough, "Made in China". He's still gorgeous, though.

Wed, Jun. 30th, 2004 05:52 am (UTC)
aldi

He looks nice!

I have a huge raccoon, seen in this image. They came to fix the windows and I had to take tons of stuff out of my room to clear the window area. You can also see my Dakin Elegante Matilda plush. :-)

http://pages.infinit.net/aldiroo/files/junkcollage2003-06-08.jpg

Wed, Jun. 30th, 2004 05:56 am (UTC)
arakinuk

He's fantastic! Raccoons (and wolves) are similarly hard to find over here. :(
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Thu, Jul. 1st, 2004 03:44 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Arakinuk, you don't have to wait for Ristin to show you. I have a photo of me in it right here.

Thu, Jul. 1st, 2004 04:02 am (UTC)
arakinuk

cheers *scritch* - may be a good excuse to visit Germany again :)

Thu, Jul. 8th, 2004 11:05 am (UTC)
porsupah

Ooh, that sounds like fun! Any chance you could post a link? (That one leads to a protectimified entry)

Thu, Jul. 8th, 2004 01:41 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Alternatively, I could add you as a friend. Try again now. :)

I think that post was just friends-only rather than my TMI filter, but I could add you to that too if you like. You seem nice enough.

Fri, Jul. 9th, 2004 02:14 pm (UTC)
porsupah

Aw! Thanks! And I'm now doubly pleased you did - that's really quite wonderfully cute.

I noticed Disney released quite a nice Aladar open-face suit around the time of Dinosaur's release, but, as happens all too often, only in children's sizes. I believe the operative phrase here is "poop".

Thu, Jul. 1st, 2004 04:00 am (UTC)
arakinuk

thanks, and sorry I'm not another Oz raccoon! *scritches*

Wed, Jun. 30th, 2004 10:34 am (UTC)
subrosa_florens

Just adorable!

You got me thinking Marko, and I do not think I have seen any raccoon plushies here in Michigan (US). I was amazed to find the raccoon snowglobe I have.
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Thu, Jul. 1st, 2004 03:41 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

On another web forum we frequent, Ristin calls himself "Australia's #1 raccoon" as a joke (he's the only known Australian raccoon furry). Well, to me, he's the World's #1 raccoon! *hugs him* I need him to make my life complete.

Thu, Jul. 8th, 2004 11:02 am (UTC)
porsupah

Well, how about this story: Toy Store - would a raccoon version of that be okay? ^_^ (Caution: the site banner imagery probably isn't safe for work)

Wed, Jun. 30th, 2004 03:01 pm (UTC)
subrosa_florens

Oh, I do have a Care Bear Cousin Raccoon. Cousin Raccoon that is.




Plus my Raccoon In A Globe™

Thu, Jul. 1st, 2004 03:36 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Rose, darling, I love the raccoon in a globe, but the care bear is so calculatedly cute it's considered evil in the furry community.