|There's a little dog up near the church's steeple.|
As children, my sister and I collected and added little animals to the houses. I don't remember where they came from, and it is totally silly to have a buffalo and a zebra in the village. However, I remember as a kid thinking it was so much fun to have the animals. Best of all it still delights my daughter and she sets them out among the houses. (There are also monkeys, a cow, a couple dogs, and even a tailless tiger. I don't know why it's missing a tail.)
This year we added the Abominable Snowman - yes from the Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer story. I think he fits right into to this silly village. (See top picture - right side)
I thought we were the only ones silly enough to add "extra" to our houses, until I went to McDonald's today and saw a Christmas Village display. They had added polar bears!!
Okay - that bear is a little too big for the houses. But isn't it cute! How fun is that?Merry Christmas!