We've been selling Angel Dear Lovies for more than a year now, and it's been fascinating to see which Animal Lovies are the most popular.

It comes as no surprise to us that the Monkey Lovie is the biggest hit. After all, we are all about Monkeys on Makaboo!

It does, however, surprise us that the Pink Giraffe Lovie comes in a close second. I was so hesitant to carry it - giraffes aren't *pink*?!? But we kept getting calls and emails (and polite suggestions from friends with girls) and I finally relented. It turned out to be one of the best business decisions I made in 2010. I'm happy to repeat that: adding Angel Dears' Pink Giraffe line-up was one of Makaboo's best business decisions of 2010!

The fact that I can use the term "business decision" and "pink giraffe" in the same sentence is why I love my job so much.

Other surprises? It appears that on the Angel Dear front we are selling more baby girl gifts than baby boy gifts. Who'da thunk!

And here's the biggest news: we're adding 3 new Angel Dear Animals this spring - the Purple Hippo, the Pink Zebra and the Pink Monkey!! All three will be featured as Lovies, Pillow Pals and Napping Blankets.

We're sort of embarrassed we didn't think of the Pink Monkey before.

Which animal is the least successful, you ask? Well, if you've read this whole blog then you will understand that it is with a great deal of smug satisfaction that I reveal ... it's the Raccoon. That's right, the CEO-chomping, rabies-positive Batcoon.

I'm thinking of giving the last few we have in stock to the local ASPCA for some large homeless dogs to snack on.