i started making the skunk at night, so it would be a surprise. we'd decided on traditional skunk colors even though Fleur was pink. but then almost a week later, i had to say something - since she had at this time announced she wanted it pink like Fleur. so i showed her the head and body so far, and told her if she wanted a pink skunk, she was making it. heh.
so... el Stinko the Skunk: