Furry Fiesta { 12 images } Created 17 Jun 2011

Standing on her hind legs Isis Valgen is much taller than me -- the horns help. Her mouth moves as she says, "There are not too many gazelles like me running around."

In a room behind us at the Crown Plaza in Addison, a crowd cheers as a line of giant furry animals take turns to limbo under a pole. A spectacular sight but not an unusual one at the hotel over the weekend, where more than 700 furries converged for the second Furry Fiesta. Quite the scene: wolverines strolling arm in arm with leopards; stuffed animals at the turntables; a field mouse browsing the art gallery; a mute sloth doling out hugs.
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