Tuesday, May 31, 2016


This picture is a couple of years old, but shows Dylan at his very best.  He's not making any strange faces and his ears aren't all wonky.  He appears to be perfectly calm.

Gee, maybe he's on pot!

Friday, May 27, 2016


The 3-Ds are decked out once again (even though only Domino is actually on the deck).

Domino is just dripping in jewels!  She is wearing a deep pink fascinator with roses and veil along with a diamond and pink sapphire necklace and bracelet.   She has selected a beaded evening bag adorned with a pink and teal butterfly.

In the sunshine Domino truly sparkles, and it isn't just her purrsonality this time.  The birds and butterflies are drawn in by the spectacle.  She is like some rare flower they've never seen before.

A rose is a rose is our Domino.

Dante is sporting a lime green straw fedora hat with dark brown band and trim.  His apple green bowtie is dotted with little black and yellow flowers, and even his watch band ties into the theme.

The dragonflies are green with envy when they spot our Dante.  After all they are attracted to anything green, and of course efurrything always looks greener from the other side.

The dragonfly says "Sometimes life can be a real drag!" as he drags some greenery along with him.

Dylan is up to his ankles in caterpillars, and there's even one that's fallen from the tree onto his hat!

Speaking of Dylan's hat, it's a lime green porkpie hat with striped band which he has paired with a lime green and orange paisley bowtie.  The face of his watch is lime green, too.

Before we have beautiful butterflies, they must go through a transformation from a crawly creepy caterpillar.  Dylan appreciates nature so he is willing to put up with these wiggly little creatures.  "At least it's only tempurrary" says he.

This little guy can't wait to get his wings. "Bein' a caterpillar really bites!" 

Monday, May 23, 2016


Dylan hasn't been out in the back yard much this season.  His hesitancy seems to be getting worse as he gets older.

Here are some of his tentative steps.

First he checks out the crabapple tree.  As you can see the white blossoms have been falling steadily on the ground.

Dylan checks back to make sure he can see me, because I am the only one who can open the back door to let him in.

Feeling a little more secure, Dylan ventures into the far back corner of the yard and sniffs out what's new.

That 'I-V' in the corner must be keeping him calm.  If nothing else it serves as partial CATmouflage.

Shortly after this, Dylan bounded back on the deck and demanded to be let in.

 At least he's checked out one part of yard before he checked in again!

Sunday, May 22, 2016


Domino's been 'walkabout' and is just returning home.

She takes one look back while striking the perfect modelling stance.

"I am, yes I am -- a modul of purrfecshun!" asserts she.

Oh yeah!

Friday, May 20, 2016


The 3-Ds are causing a little MAYhem around the neighpurrhood by modelling their latest warm weather accessories.  They cause quite a stir efurrywhere they go!

Dante's looking handsome in a straw fedora with cornflower blue band and trim.  He has paired this with a like-coloured bowtie dotted with little daisies.  His Gerald Genta watch ties in, too (just like his bowtie).

A snail from the garden is pressed for time, and is trying his best to see Dante's watch, but if he takes too much time over the time, he's going to run out (of time, that is).  He's going to be late for a very important date if he doesn't speed up.

"Doan know wot's wrong but I'm feelin' kinda sluggish today."

Domino is lovely in her wide-brimmed straw hat with mauve band and flower adornment.  She is wearing a flappurr-styled beaded necklace which coordinates purrfectly with her hat.  She has also chosen a simple bracelet with purple stones, and a mauve-coloured handbag to complete her look.

She is partial to butterflies, and they to her.  Her purplish accessories have drawn in a couple of new flighty friends today.  They must think she's a flower!

"All dat glitters is not gold", says Domino.  "Butterflies is part of da noo glitterazzi an' dey comes in all sortsa colours!"

Dylan is striking in his blue denim fedora with red and navy band with a red and blue paisley bowtie at his neck.  He is also sporting a red watch backwards on his wrist, just to be cool.

There are a number of ladybugs flitting about today; some in the air, and some in the grass.  They must think Dylan is a gentleman-bug or something because they sure seem attracted to him.  It must be his star quality!

"We hates ta bug yoo, but cud we have yoor ottograph?" ask the ladybugs.

Monday, May 16, 2016


Dante and Domino have taken to lounging on the front steps.

You will note that Domino is in the dominant position, looking down on her passive subject.

"Yoo gotta keep on toppa fings (includin' dat big orunge lumpa fur) if yoo wanna be in charge!" says she most furvently.

Friday, May 13, 2016


The 3-Ds are all outside enjoying the fine weather.  Each of them is dressed for maximum impact.

Domino is simply blossoming in her peach and beige-toned fascinator, peachy beads and bracelet, and coordinating leather bag.

She is WRENdered speechless, however, by that very bird's song.  The wren is perched on a branch replete with apple blossoms singing her own WRENdition of that classic song "Apple Blossom Time".

"I'll be with you in apple blossom time!" 

Domino thinks this is simply peachy keen.

Dante is in the bushes sporting a green and beige straw porkpie hat with brown band.  His green paisley tie adds a classy touch, as does his gold watch with green band.

As he is lying there, a hedgehog walks up and asks directions to the nearest hedge.

"I'd hedge my bets there's one over there on the other side of the driveway" says Dante pointing to the cedar hedge that divides our property from the neighbours'.

"Thanks!  I'll go check it out an' see if dere are any vacancies" said the hedgehog.
You see, despite being a hedgehog, he doesn't want to hog the whole thing.

Dylan is wearing a charming teal blue and orange plaid flatcap with a brightly-coloured bowtie in coordinating tones.  He has carried this same colour scheme over to his gold-faced watch.  He's no slouch when it comes to coordination, that's fur sure!

Dylan's squirrel friend comes by to ask if he would like to join their May Day festivities.  All of his squirrel friends are dancing around the Maypole as they speak.

Dylan is satisfied just to watch, however.
"Aftah all, I yam not even Polish!" says he.

Thursday, May 12, 2016


Domino is petite and very feminine.  Despite this she is the dominant cat in our household.

She has deep green eyes and a small pink nose and when you see her up close her beauty just shines!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Dylan is approaching Dante, as he always does, with his head bowed.

 They peer intently into each others' eyes, and then ...

... they give each other a great big smooch!

Quite the smackeroo!

Friday, May 6, 2016


The 3-Ds are 'hat it' again!

There's Dante in his dark blue trilby hat with gold trim, and a bright spring-like multi-colour floral bowtie.  His fashionista sense has prompted him to wear his new dark blue and gold 'Guess' watch.

The butterflies are attracted to his tie as they are the only blooms in sight at the moment, so butterflies abound!

"Dey're bound ta like what I pick cuz I'm King of da Kustom Kouture" announces Dante.
And butterflies can fit in with any colour scheme.

And here's Dylan deeply  'engrassed' and sporting a straw pork-pie hat with striped brown band.  His bowtie is rather whimsical in green with daisies dotted here and there.

The butterflies are attracted to Dylan's bowtie as well, though some have opted for the newly opened dandelions which are now in abundance.

"Dese buttahflies is raddah flighty, don't yoo fink?  Dey goes aftah wotever's close by" opines Dylan.

Butterflies just seem to flutter by!

Domino's in haut couture once again, with her sheer wide-brimmed black and ivory hat.  Her selection of three-stranded black and ivory beads are the PURRfect complement, as is her ivory handbag with black trim and butterfly clasp.

She, too, is deep into the long grasses where butterflies flit about here, there and efurrywhere.

"Buttahflies makes good fashion accessories", says she.

"Yoo jus' nevah noes when dey're gonna show up!"

Thursday, May 5, 2016


Here are some watercolour images of Domino against the budding bushes in the front garden.  There are a few periwinkles winking out from the grass, as well.  They are the purplish blossoms.

 Domino looks back to make sure she's not being followed.

 She takes shelter behind a tree to make sure that she won't be seen by intruders.

Only then, when the way is clear, does she venture forth into the bushes.

"Aftah all dat, I'm feelin' reely bushed!" says she.