Dear Diary, Today was my first day of modeling for the Mistress. She is immortalizing me in her new book! I shall have 2 whole pages! Well, I cannot take full credit for the honor, because it was Fiona Goosefeathers the 1st ( my predecessor) who was the true inspiration. But she has long since passed from this earthly world and is now dwelling in the land of heavenly feathers.
Everyone says that I look exactly like her... Except, for the fact that she was missing an eye on one side her head! Well, not exactly missing... just sort of "sewn shut" They say that being a one-eyed goose gal is what gave her such a feisty disposition.
This is the Bonnet I was told to wear... bought especially for dear Fionna the 1st.
I am sure you recognize it hanging from her long elegant neck.( Note the funny little shoe button eye.) I am glad I have both of my blue eyes intact.
Dear Diary, The Mistress dressed me in lovely garments and took special jewels from the vault to festoon MY long elegant neck. She put me in an awkward position and told me be as still as Mona Lisa. I do not know who Mona Lisa is, but I can assure you, I stood very very still. I like to please my Mistress.
The Mistress began to draw...
and draw. For a very long time! Even my feet had to stay perfectly still! I felt very self conscious and began to wish that I had gotten a pedicure.
I tried to think of something to keep my mind occupied and so I dwelt upon my dear Hamish.... Oh how I adore him! He is a Gander of Magnificence!
Dear Diary, Today, Hamish caught a glimpse of me in my lovely little modeling frock and seemed quite smitten! He asked me to accompany him to the "Moonlight at Midnight Serenade' at Croaky Toad Creek on Friday. OH, BE STILL MY HEART! I do hope the Mistress will allow me the loan of this dress!
At long last I can come out of this position. Who knew modeling could be so painful?!!
Dear Diary, My profile is coming along nicely...
I look every inch the Lady
And I am sitting as still as Mona Lisa.
Dear Diary, After 4 days of standing on my poor little orange webby feet, we are
Finished at Last!
The Mistress says she is quite pleased with the drawings and will have me sit again when she is ready to paint. She has loaned me the little dress AND the bonnet for my upcoming date with the divine Mr H.
Now I can concentrate on winning the heart of Hamish and getting a pedicure! After all, I am an artists model now.
Dear Diary, Wish me luck!