Thursday, December 14, 2017


Dani's getting her first real glimpse of an actual snow bank.

"Dere's reely nuffin else ta do but ...

... dive right in.  Whoopee!!!

Monday, December 11, 2017


It's been snowing some out there, with lots more to come.

So Dani's getting ready for the onslaught.  Here she is in her pretty green knit toque with matching neckwarmer.

Dani warmed up to the snow (so to speak) at first, but now thinks it's getting a little out of control!  This hasn't dampened her enthusiasm for exploration, however.

"Da next fing I hasta check out is Chrismuss!"

Thursday, December 7, 2017


Dani's wearing a Chinese robe which originally belonged to her brother, Lacocoon Dante.  It's a bit large for her, but she's still growing so it's good that it's roomy.

The robe is absolutely gorgeous in black satin with gold embroidered Chinese dragons.  The cuffs and collar are completely gold-coloured, as are the fasteners on the back.  Normally such fasteners are functional as well as being decorative, but here they serve solely to enhance the beauty of the garment.

I found this information about "frog fasteners" on the internet:

"A frog fastener (also Chinese frog) is an ornamental braiding, consisting of a button and a loop, for fastening the front of a garment. The purpose of frog fasteners is to provide a decorative closure for a garment; frog fasteners are usual to garments of Asian design."

 FASTENating, isn't it?

Dani's hat, though not Chinese, feels in harmony with the outfit as a whole.  It is a woven black pillbox shape adorned with gold ribbons.  Her bracelet is actually made of black and gold burnished buttons, and her clutch bag is also made of black satin, heavily embroidered in gold.

Dani's gold two-fish necklace is a Chinese symbol and here's what I found out about it:

"The Fish Symbol in Traditional Chinese Culture. ... Because the Chinese character for fish (yu 鱼) is pronounced the same as the Chinese character for surplus (yu 余), the fish symbol is frequently used to symbolize the wish for more in the sense of good luck, good fortune, long life, children, etc."

We always knew that fish was good for "yu", but Dani is really excited because the necklace seems to promise more of that good stuff.  Dani always likes more, especially when it comes to food.

"I'm food's biggist fan!" says Dani quite sincerely


Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Dani was quite curious about the snow.  She'd never seen anything like it in her life!

 "Smells pretty good ackshully!" said she with surprise.

 "Is kinda cold an' makes my butt wet doe.  An' fur sum reason my whole body is shakin'!"

"I wondahs how far dis wite stuff goes." says she, treading lightly.

 "Oooooh!  Dis is a good place ta settle down.  Frum here I can sees wite stuff all ovah da place!"

"Is also a prime spot fur spyin' --Yay!" 

"Uh-oh!  Here comes Dada an' he looks like he's onna misshun."

"Misshun PAWSible accomplish'd.  Ovah an' out!"

 "We is home again, safe an' sound."

("Well mebbe dere's no sound, but yoo noes wot I mean.")

Friday, December 1, 2017


This is the first time Dani has seen (and felt) snow.  At first she shivered, but then was more interested in exploring the situation.

Here are two of the most stunning photos in the shoot which were taken when she was standing still.  There are more of her in action, still to come.

"Mefinks more meditashuns is in order to cope wif all a dis!"