Monday, August 28, 2017


Here are two portraits of Dani in the front garden partially hidden behind some bushes.

 This first one is done with a 'Watercolour Pencil' effect.

And the second with "Watercolour Paint".

Beneath still waters, Dani's been captured in still life forever!

Friday, August 25, 2017


Dani's winging it again today.  These pictures all show off her fairy appendages to their best advantage.  And we've both got a little help from the pink cat fairy, too, who's giving us advice on posing those flighty features.  It's all a matter of PAWSitioning, you see.

Here the sun is casting a shadow of a wing on Dani's shoulder. 

 "Zoom in a little closer." said the pink fairy kitty.

 And so I did for this wingy close-up.

"Simply deLIGHTful!" enthused the Lilliputian lightweight.

One day this tiny pink fairy will grow up to be the Queen of all cat fairies and spread her roseate PURRSpicacity throughout her dominion. 

 Dani would do well to follow her flight path.

Thursday, August 24, 2017


Dani was out in the garden last night when she met a fairy.

The stars were twinkling and there was an aura of magic about.

"Who are yoo?" asked Dani.

"Why I'm your fairy CATmother!"  replied the fairy.
"I can give you anything you wish."

"I alreddy has a good home an' lotsa toys an' food" said Dani.
"But I shur likes yoor wings and yoor wand.  Kin I haff sum, too?"

"Of course you can, my love!" said the fairy and with three swishes of her wand Dani was transformed.

"My stars!" exulted Dani.  "My fairy CATmuddah has made me da happiest kitten in da world."

Yes indeed, Dani was given a beautiful gown in bright pink and purrple with wings attached.  She also has a flower crown on her pretty head, and sparkling beads around her neck.  

"But best of all I has my own wand so I kin grant wishes to uddahs!"

Dani is only too excited to 'Paw it Forward' at the first opPURRtunity.
One last little surprise that her fairy CATmother left for Dani was a pouch full of fairy dust along with ...

... Instructions for Use.

And the very next night, Dani did just that!

Her friend Ginger will never be quite the same.
Luckily, in her case it's a good thing.

Moral of the Story:  Always be careful what you swish for.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Dani's relaxing in the long grass looking rather like a tiny tiger.

In efurry cat beats the heart of a wild cat.

 Their natural instincts are as sharp as their ancestors.

It's all any cat could 'prey' for!

Especially when they're on a roll.

Sunday, August 20, 2017


There is an old familiar Irish song called "Danny Boy" which our Dani has adapted for her own purrposes.  Our family has a Scottish heritage which Dani has embraced wholeheartedly.

Here she is in her bright red plaid tartan tam (with wig attached) and coordinating scarf pinned with a vintage Celtic brooch.  Her purse is a little tartan clutch embellished in silver with the Scottish thistle and proudly proclaiming "Scotland" itself.

The Celtic knot displayed to the left of Dani combines the Tudor rose which symbolizes England and the thistle which represents Scotland as they were joined under one sovereign.

In the distance you can hear the bagpipes' haunting melody and voices singing in harmony:

"Oh, Dani Girl, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen and down the mountain side
The summer's gone and all the roses falling
It's you, it's you, must go and I must bide

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Dani Girl, Oh Dani Girl, I love you so"

"Oh Dani Girl, Oh Dani Girl, I love you so"

Friday, August 18, 2017


Dani's lying in her basket chair on a warm summer's day listening to the birdies sing.

Having no previous experience with birds, Dani tries to conjure up an image of the winged creatures whose song is so enticing.
But as Dani soon finds out, nothing can compare to the real thing.

Why, it makes one want to jump up and down for joy!

Thursday, August 17, 2017


Dani's in the front garden inspecting her plants.

 First she checked them on the outside ...

... and then from underneath. 

All she could say was "Holey Moley!"

"Dam bugs!!!"

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Dani really loves her pretty flower dress, so I took lots of pictures of her wearing it.

I took one picture through the front window as I thought it framed her purrfectly!

And then I zoomed in for a closer look.

Then Dani posed in the porch chair, showing off not only her dress, but her floofy tail of many colours as well.

 She certainly knows the power of floof and flowers and shows them off to her best advantage.

"All in all itz bin a very satisfyin' experience" remarks Dani.

"Butt I reely cant wait ta get nakid again!"

Saturday, August 12, 2017


Dani's all dressed up in her summery picks.

She's wearing a black dress with pink, lime green and white floral pattern. The dress is accented with hot pink at the collar and waist complete with a pretty little bow.  For her head she has chosen what she refers to as her "watermelon hat" in coordinating lime green and bright pink.  It's very stylish in an off-kilter kind of way.  For some reason the term "melon head" comes to mind.

Around her neck is a sterling silver necklace with bright pink heart pendant studded with white sapphires at the center.  She has also added a fun little bracelet in stretchy lime green material with a hot pink flower and faux-diamond.

Dani's purse is in lime green leather with silver clasp and lock.  It can be either a handbag or she can sling it over her shoulder to keep her paws free for other purrposes.

"Very chichi!" she says.

Dani wanted me to take a shot that was up-close and PURRSonal and this one turned out to be a real beaut!  Here she is in all her August glory celebrating summer with the vibrancy it deserves.  Very punchy indeed!

However, I had my own idea for a rather kinky shot ...

... which turned Dani into a real 'melon head'. 
The up side is that Dani looks as cute as can be, and the
down side is that it put her into a state of "MELONcholy"!

Not to worry Dani, here's your own hat back!

Picture Purrfect!

Thursday, August 10, 2017


It's a bright and sunny day and Dani's taking cover under the giant hosta again.

 "Instead of a sunhat, I wears a leaf" says she.

"It kin also dubble as sunglasses." 

"An' it keeps me at my 'peek' purrformance."

 "OK, OK, I'll come out."

 "But it shur is brite out heer."

"I needs ta get my eyes adjustid."

"Furget it --is SO much bettah undah."

"Wot a reLEAF!"