Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

What's an Okapi?

The animals don't know quite what to make of their new friend. is it a horse? A zebra? A giraffe?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Stowaway 2: Foster Harris House

Maxine and I are in Virginia, at Foster Harris House. (We bought a vacation package through livingsocial.) Looks like Penelope didn't want to be left out of the fun, so she stowed away!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

New Pairings

Each animal is spending time with someone they don't usually hang out with.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Passover Scene

Pharaoh's Daughter finds baby Moses in the river, while Miriam watches, concealed behind the reeds. Meanwhile, the overseer, sitting high atop a mighty camel, urges the Hebrew slaves to hurry moving a massive stone into place, the finishing touch on a new Sphinx.

Detail of the baby Moses scene:

Detail of the overseer, slaves, and Sphinx:

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Feature Friday: Barky

This is Barky. He is a Husky dog. He is named after a ghost my grandpa believed in when he was little, called "Barky kachamupapa." He is the grownup of our doggies and takes care of the puppies: Harold and Cookie.

He hangs out with Pig a lot because they are both mature.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Taking Turns on the Slide

This little Harold got firsties
Bear followed on with a run
FAO Schwartz Pig went backwards
And this Polly Fiber had fun
And this pig Francesca went "Whee! Whee! Whee! Whee!" all the way down.

Dog Show

Francesca is very fair and will judge the dogs impartially.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Feature Fri-ee Day-ee: Bear

This bear's name is Bear. Dave gave him to Maxine in college.

Bear is still a little bit wild after all this time. Sometimes as I'm headed out the door, I hear him saying, "They're finally gone! Now the party can begin."

Actually, I just hear "Rarr, Rarr", since he's a bear.

Bear is wearing a Chuy's button. Maxine likes Chuy's too.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Welcome Home

Look what I found when I arrived in the morning! A wonderful sight after a red-eye flight. Cookie even got me some chocolates with sprinkles on them, my favorite!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011


Looks like Casanova wanted to go on an adventure, so he stowed away in my luggage. Now he's in Carlsbad with me!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Pack Animals

The animals are helping me pack for a trip. How nice of them! And it looks like there's a stowaway.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Shh, don't tell!

Polly is holding Penelope, Harold is riding Barkie, Pig and Bear are just hangin' out, FAO Schwartz Pig is supposed to be watching Casanova but wants to see what's going on elsewhere, and Francesca is telling Cookie a secret.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Feature Friday: Pig

This pig's name is Pig. Pig has been with Maxine for several years, including College. Pig likes to hang out and just chill. Sometimes Pig has to be the grown-up and take care of the younger animals.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Treacherous Heights

Maxine again. It's hard to see, but Casanova is the vanguard.

Classic tableau

The Lion Monkey King

So when we make the bed in the morning, Maxine and I have to do something with all the stuffed animals who live there. We've started making little scenes with them, and it recently occurred to me that they were worth preserving. We'll also re-enact some of our favorites that we didn't get around to photographing before.