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.