the new species has been identified. they're cuddles... soft, friendly, and able to be taken to bed and cuddled with, keeping you company in the event any scary monsters find their way out of the closet or from beneath the bed. fortunately i have the edges of my bed defended by a wall of shoes and my closet is in the hall. it's always good to have a friend tho.
this one has an intended home and will be sent as a birthday gift for a five-year old. the same home that the last tickle, who was later named sophia, went to.