Hi! My name is Kestrel.
Some background stuff: I am a 1:6, 21cm Ruruko doll made by a company in Japan called Petworks (released November 2015 as CCSgirl 15AW Ruruko Girl). I’m supposed to be part of a twin set, but I’ve never met my twin. The adoption agency kinda messed that one up, I guess! Maybe we can have a family reunion someday.
I like to play games and have fun. I like to explore new places and things, so I’m always getting into loads of trouble. My favorite thing in the world (so far!) is SNOW, so I guess you could say I love winter. Snow is just so much fun! You can make things out of it, you can flop down in it and not get hurt, you can have snowball fights, you can catch snowflakes on your tongue! But there’s lots of fun stuff to do even if there’s no snow on the ground. I can’t wait to share all of it with you.
Updates: MY TWIN BROTHER FOUND ME!! His name is Cooper. He was adopted (when we were both very young) by a family that studied anthropology and archaeology, so he likes to dig things up and study them. He tracked me down after he found and read my blog, but he had to reach out to my cuzzin Smidge for help and directions. His adopted family said it was ok to leave. Now he lives with us!
Cooper: Released January 2016 as “CCSGirl 15AW Ruruko Boy”
Speaking of “us,” our flock has grown a little bit. There’s me, Cooper, Wren, Sparrow, Falcon, and our little sister, Meikiko, who thinks that Falcon is honestly her big brother (and he lets her now). Vega and Hazel have both been more-or-less re-stationed to Dolli Lane so they can help Nim with the Littles. And Kitty hasn’t come back for a bit either. It’s more fun to have lots of playmates, and the other kittens are at Dolli Lane too. Oh–and Juniper. She’s usually in one corner or another, wisping about. And I have a puppy named Riley, and we have bunnies. I dunno their names.
Released January 2015 as “Ruruko Dreaming”
Wren is smart an’ sweet an’ wise an’ good. She takes care of our house an’ makes sure we all do things right. She likes sorted socks an’ clean floors an’ knows how to do things like sew an’ cook. She reads really good, too. I love listenin’ to her read Watership Down. She likes havin’ sorted socks an’ made-up beds, but she knows how to play too.
Released January 2016 as “Bebichhichi Ruruko Hood Cape” to commemorate Monchhichi’s birthday in Japan.
Sparrow’s a funny gal. She loves to have fun an’ play jokes an’ be silly, but she also likes wearin’ dresses an’ lookin’ cute an’ all. She’s a good cook–a really good cook. Wren doesn’t cook so much anymore. She makes really good puppy treats, too, an’ they’re great for trainin’ not-so-well-trained pups.
Released March 2017 as “Fresh Ruruko 1703 Boy”
Falcon is awesome an’ cool an’ smart. He loves science, an’ we’re always findin’ him tinkerin’ with things or maybe makin’ things blow up or makin’ things work again. He’s gotta big brain, with lots an’ lots of ideas. He’s really good with animals, too. He showed Meikiko an’ me how to ride horses, an’ he’s gotta pet fox, an’ alla bunnies do what he asks ’em to do. The only other one who can get bunnies to listen is Juniper, but she never asks ’em to behave. Inna picture, you got Meikiko too. (She’s an Obitsu 11cm). She thinks Falcon’s her big brother. He wasn’t too sure about that at first, but he’s ok with it now, an Meikiko loves him lots. She’s really everybody’s li’l sister. She coulda gone to live with Nim an’ alla Littles at Dolli Lane, but she’s been in our house since just about forever.
Released April 2015 as “Ruruko Osora Furisode Kimono”
Lark kinda just…showed up. She snuck inna big white house (Grammy Happy let us use it, cuz we started havin’ too many dollies to fit easy in our bookcase home) an’ lived there for a bit ’til we found her. But she fits in really good with the flock. She’s smart–she likes to play chess with Cooper an’ Falcon, but she’gets kinda cross when they don’t play smart but try to let her win. She’s a good writer. She keeps tryin’ to help me with my writin’, by doin’ stuff like remembering my g’s an’ stuff. Wren likes her lots, cuz she likes laughin’ an’ explorin’, but she doesn’t wanna make a mess.
We got friends an’ cuzzins all over. Cuzzin Smidge an’ Snip lived a li’l bit away, but they moved way out onna West Coast this year. Now, they live near Cuzzin Pip, an’ her big sister, Amalyn. I’m gonna go visit them soon. Cooper says he’s comin’ too, cuz he misses his friend Pinkly. We got other friends in other places, too, like Kylie an’ alla her Littles in England, an’ Voir up in Minnesota, an’ my friend Vale who lives in England too (Vale’s a cyborg, an’ she has an awesome cool puppy named Shylock. An’ we’ve got awesome big bean friends too, like Grammy Happy an’ Aunty Glenda an’ Uncle Andrew an’ Teachers Janet an’ Adina an’ Voir’s Wizzy an’ Mr. Wiz an’ Miss Janice an’ Mr. Glenn an’ loads of other beans.
That’s the flock so far (September 2018). If more dollies find their way or get sent by the government, I’ll write more here!