People asked in comments to the prior post to see closeups of the "duck family" on my desk, as well the blue stuffed dog on it.
The "duck family" isn't really a family, as you see. It's three pirate ducks, one little hula girl duck, and one little hippie girl duck. I've collected them over the years, and they used to sit on top of my old CRT monitor which just got kicked off the desk.
The blue stuffed dog has no name, and was hand-made for me by an old friend, Peihan. Her Etsy shop currently doesn't have anything in it, but if you ask her for a custom item or send her a conversation, she'd probably be happy to make one for you too. Or something similar. =)