As I continued to prowl around for Bristle Animals for my new Christmas Nativity,
I found two very angelic raccoons.
Perhaps they didn’t look very angelic when I found them
with their black masks
and shiny, black eyes,
and bushy, striped tails,
by the time I added their very pretty curls and
their very white angel wings,
they were feeling very festive, indeed.
Like other Bristle Animals, they were somewhat bendable.
Their little curls came in a small package, available in many colors.
I snipped several lengths of the bouncy curls and glued them onto the raccoons’ tails and heads.
They look like little animals with fresh holiday perms.
( I hope they get along with the penguins)
[illustration by Qin Leng]