Sunday, January 25, 2015


Dylan's out and about walking in a Winter Wonderland!

"I wondahs wot all dis wite stuff is trooly about!", says he. 

Being as nosy as he is, and smelling something diSTINKtly foul, he decides to check out what's going on in our neighbour's driveway.

 He can't help but notice strong traces of this odour near where their car is parked.

 Instead of turning up his nose at it, he plunges his proboscis deeper into the snow.

 And when he finally raises his head, he discovers that the source of the smell comes from the car itself!

On his way home, Dylan starts to think about what he has learned.  He had lots of fun figuring out the mystery smell but also realized it has a down side.

"What exactly DID you learn, Dylan?", I ask.

"Wintah kin be a real gas!!!" declares he.

"It made me wanna take up skiin'!  If I wonts ta get down in a good way, I kin haff fun on da slopes an' get lotsa fresh air at da same time."

Noone (especially not Dylan) can be aghast at that!

Saturday, January 24, 2015


Domino always takes a beautiful picture, and normally she is the centerpiece against a more neutral background.

In this case, however, Domino is a standout backdrop to a gorgeous foreground.

She "holds her own" against the colourful red winter berries.

 These pictures were taken one mild January day when a lot of the snow had melted.  It has since returned in force (something like Domino herself).

Domino is standing on our next-door neighbour's walkway which she considers to be her own (along with several others in the 'hood).

Although there are no 'ifs or ands' in this case, there certainly is at least one 'butt' -- it's Domino's, of course, as she walks away to continue her winter patrol.

Red really is your colour, Domino!"

Friday, January 16, 2015


The weather has been purrticularly bitter lately, and the 3-Ds have been loathe to go outside.  However, even a few minutes of fresh air is better than none.

Here they are dressed in their best winter wear.

 Dylan is all about blending into the stark winter landscape in his grays, whites and blacks.  His warm wool plaid newsboy cap handily covers his ears (even though, they're ears and not hands) and his coordinating sweater coat keeps the blustery blasts of snow at bay.

 Domino is wearing a white faux fur trapPURR hat along with her tweed pink and gray wool coat with faux fur hood.  She prefers to wear the hat because the peak turns up so she can see where she's going, whereas the hood always falls down over her pretty eyes.

She's also added a white snowflake brooch to the front of her coat (as if there weren't already enough snowflakes about!).

Dante is wearing a weather-resistant wool flat cap with ear flaps that can be worn up or down.  These flaps conveniently cover the base of his ears and coordinate well with his new gray and red winter wool sweater.

He's nothing if not fashion conscious whatever the season may be.  But then he looks good in absolutely anything!

So take a hint from the 3-Ds and bundle up well before YOU go outside, willya?

This is what it looks like outside our house!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

A 3-D WELCOME TO 2015!

The 3-Ds are happy to welcome the year 2015, each in their own way.

Disco Dante is looking forward to many more nights on the dance floor this year.

 Dylan's looking forward to many, many more tiny bubbles.

And Domino's looking forward to a model year (including lots and lots of new outfits).

Me and the 3-Ds hope you all have a year full of wonderful surprises, too!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


The 3-Ds are off this evening.  Each of them is flying out, by various means, to see their signifiCAT others.

Domino is flying high, across the pond, to see her longtime sweetheart, Milo who lives in the Cotswolds in England.

They are planning to spend a cozy Christmas Eve snuggled down together by the fire reading their favourite Christmas tale, and ...

... waiting for Santa to arrive.

Here is Domino and Milo's official Christmas portrait for 2014 for all of you to enjoy.
They sure do capture the Christmas spirit!

Dylan is hitching a ride on Santa's sleigh along with all of the other reindeer.  He has cleverly disguised himself as one of them.  He intends to jump ship (or sleigh in this case) once they hit Louisiana where his fiance Halle lives with her family.

After Santa had come and gone, leaving them lots of goodies behind to enjoy later, Dylan and Halle thought they'd have some fun outside in the snow.  It was a gorgeous moonlit night and the snow was falling gently.

So they decided to build a snowman together.  They can accomplish just about anything when they work as a team.

Afterwards they came inside to this beautiful sight!  Halle went to get some warm milk for them both while Dylan conked out by the fire.  And all they have to do is look out the window if they want to see the snowman built-by-two!

Here is Halle and Dylan's official Christmas 2014 portrait.  Don't they make the PURRfect pair?

Dante travelled 'over the moon' to see his beautiful fiance, Sascha.  She met him there so they could be 'over the moon' together.

Then Sascha led Dante back to her house and warmed up the fireside chair for them to share.  She has hung their stockings on the mantel, and they, too, are cuddling up to wait for Santa to make his grand appearance.

Luckily, Santa brought lots of toys for efurryone, because Sascha has five sisfurs and a brofur at her home in South Carolina.

And here is Dante and Sascha's official Christmas 2014 portrait, too.  They are two of Santa's biggest fans!

So from all of us, and our loved ones, to all of you and yours, have a Very Merry Christmas Friends!