Since I don't think anyone who reads this received one of my Christmas cards, I'm going to post the picture I sent this year. Here we are with most of the pets (the holdable ones).
And here is the picture that wasn't used. All the animals said 'That's enough!' and they weren't so holdable.
Also, an early Christmas gift, Virginia was kind enough to give me one of these! How sweet is that? I love the shameless part. Ni~ice.
I hope everyone is staying warm and enjoying the holidays. I gotta go now and bake a pie. There are a bazillion interesting things going on during the Japanese New Year and I'm gonna try to get those up here in a timely way.