Birdie Bear is in his new home with Caran. The dear lady refuses to wait for Christmas to open her packages so here she is first to report in that a bear has arrived in her life. I love how she gave him the company of her nephrew's drawing. I was thrilled to learn she preferred to keep him at work where she spends more of her waking hours. I wish the two of them a long and happy life together! I am still working on the lion. He really soaks up the beads! I tried to find any of his cousins online and found nothing. Am beginning to wish I had photographed him officially before beginning.