Friday, July 31, 2020


Dani prefurs that her Dada feed her.  And her latest stand-up joke explains why (even though she's not standing up).

And then there's those special occasions like Dani's birthday or Christmas when Dada lays out the all-you-CAN-eat buffet, including her favourite dessert ... can you guess it?
Yes, it's that classic deliCATcy, a can o' worms!

"Yummy in my tummy" says Dani.
"an' dey tickle, too!"

Tuesday, July 28, 2020


It's too hot to go outside these days.  We're in a protracted heat wave.  So Dani has to content herself with playing inside.

As you can see she has plenty of toys to keep her busy.  There's her bird's nest, her snail, a couple of rope mice, her floppity fish and a bunch of balls.

She also has her three-track ball tower which she got for her last birthday.  Truth be told she's whacked those things around so much, it's not quite so exciting anymore.

One of her favourite toys, though, are plastic springs which are good to chase around or carry in your mouth.  It's also fun to push them under furniture and then find them later.  It's isn't unusual to see one turn up in Dani's water bowl.

"I ackshully prefers SPRING watah." she says.

And there's nothing better than hunkering down in your cat basket surrounded by toys.  Dani likes to keep them all close by.
"Dese is my minions.
Dey're always here wen I needs 'em."

Friday, July 24, 2020


Dani's a little disturbed today but that makes for better comedy.

"I really enjoyed my own stand-up routine today -- it's bin a real blast!" exults Dani.

"An' I still wanna toy wif it".


Tuesday, July 21, 2020


Dani's in a bit of an idyll today.  Despite all the problems in the world, she's feline pretty peaceful.

"Well" she says.  "If yoor gonna be idle yoo mite as well look good whilst doin' it!"

That's what we need these days.  A whole lot of peacefulness and ...

... a little bit of cute just for fun.

Friday, July 17, 2020


Dani has worked hard to come up with new raw material for her stand-up act.

It's such a lot of work that Dani thinks she might go into acting instead.

"Mebbe den I'd be a headliner!" says Dani.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020


Today's picture of Dani focuses on what is normally behind the scenes.  I have used a Watercolour filter on it so it resembles a painting.

"Butt, butt ... wot about da rest o' me?" asks Dani.

We'll save that fur next time, says I.

Friday, July 10, 2020


Dani has always been one to purrsue a bargain.  So now that she can get her hair cut again, she's exploring the cheapest way to get it done.  Luckily for her, there are a number of dollar stores close by.

As a cat comic, her image is already a little edgy, so why not have the hair to go with it?

From now on we'll just call her:

Simply bangin'!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020


Dani's gone fishing in her mind.  She has a very vivid imagination.

In this current environment it's better to go viral than to be viral.  So Dani's fishing from her own front porch.

There are lots of fishy things you can do from home ...

... including balancing a fish on your head.

In the end, it's all about creating balance in your life
 under any circumstance.

Friday, July 3, 2020


Please excuse the vulgarity.  Dani feels she has to push the barriers of good taste in her stand-up act.  She thinks that's what a good comic does.

"Doan worry -- is all in Aid of Comic Relief!
An' I shud noe cuz I'm da comic an' I'm relieved."

In the end, it's all about recycling.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020


Today is the 153rd birthday of Canada.  July 1st is Canada Day and Sox has come over to our house to celebrate with Dani.

They are both mesmerized by the fireworks so they're missing everything else that's going on around them.

The porch is decorated with several Canadian flags; a red maple leaf on white banded by red on each side. Dani is wearing a red and white wide-brimmed hat for the occasion as well as a fancy red bow with a bouquet of white flowers and an inverted red maple leaf at her throat.

Sox is sporting a bright red top hat with a white band decorated with maple leaves, and a coordinating bowtie in red and white, also highlighting -- guess what? -- yes, those famous Canadian red maple leaves.

Dani and Sox both have balloons proudly displaying "Oh Canada" (which are the first two words of our national anthem).  Dani's is tethered to her garnet bracelet and Sox has attached his to his wristwatch.

Of course no celebration is complete without something to nibble.  So Dani and Sox each have a plate of poutine (pronounced "poo teen").  Although you may think this term sounds more like a reference to a teenager who hasn't yet finished toilet training, instead it is a uniquely Canadian dish first created in the Province of Quebec:

"Poutine is a Quebecois dish made of fresh-cut french fries topped with cheese curds and covered in brown gravy.  It first appeared in 1950s rural Quebec snack bars.  It was widely popularized across Canada and beyond in the 1990s and has become an iconic symbol of both Quebecois cuisine and culture."

Yum!  It is indeed a guilty pleasure, and purrfect for a party, birthday or otherwise.

Dani and Sox best pay attention or they may lose their treat.  There are two Canada geese taking a gander at those plates of poutine and they're poised to gobble it up! Of course if the geese eat their poutine, the cats can always eat the geese.  I think they call this a "two-fur".

 All kidding aside Canadian geese are national symbols and are a protected species.
We want them to proliferate.

So to all Canadians and our friends around the world, have a Happy Canada Day!
(while practising your social distancing, of course)

And if you're going to be out and about where you may encounter more people be sure to wear your masks, just like Dani and Sox.

Keep well everybody!