Yes, we have a Nativity scene on our book shelf. It has animals and the three kings. That's how we vision the setting to be.(except I'm quit certain Mary didn't have blonde hair)<quoted text>
Every catholic family I eve knew that had a nativity scene including the big industrial sized ones in the city centre square had animals.
I would bet that if you have a nativity scene you have a bunch of little toy cows, camels, other barnyard animals, and tiny singing nuns or angels, placed strategically within a little fence that keeps them all in.
You say it doesn't matter, but I bet you have them. Am I right?
Since so little was documented about His birth in scripture, we are left with our imagination. The important thing, is that He was born!