List of diary entries.


Names of characters in the story, and Meanings of names.


What the Chinese names mean



Kuaizi chopsticks.

BOHAI, elder brother,


\CHANGPU, forever simple.


SHUANG:  bright; clear; openhearted.

YI JIE:  happy and pure

KUAN-YIN:  Buddhist deity of mercy.

Shen, spiritual; deep-thinking"

Liang, good.

GEMING: Chinese name meaning "revolution."

GUANG: Chinese name meaning "light."

CHANGCHANG: Chinese name meaning "flourishing."


Chinese word for panda is Xiongmao" or Giant Cat Bear.


Jinghua: Chinese name meaning "situation splendid."


LIHUA: Chinese name meaning either "beautiful flower" or "pear blossom

Weici: Chinese name meaning "preserving love."



What the Indian names mean.

Pakshalika: On the Right Path. Name of Goddess Lakshmi




What other names mean.

ABIDEMI: Yoruba name meaning "born during father's absence."


ABOOKSIGUN: Algonquin name meaning "wildcat."



AHANU: Algonquin name meaning "he laughs."



Native American: Great Leaper


Narbethong, Aboriginal name meaning cheerful or lively.





Haimati ()




Snow queen.



Gender: Feminine

Usage: Indian, Hindu Mythology

Other Scripts:


सीता (Sanskrit)

Means "furrow" in Sanskrit. Sita is the name of the Hindu goddess of the harvest. This is also the name of the wife of Rama in the Hindu epic the 'Ramayana'.


Simba, Swahili word for a lion.

 Kizungu, Swahili word meaning “of the white people.”


Ruslana, Ukrainian name meaning lioness.

Rowena – Irish name derived from the word meaning "white mane" or "white hair";


Namir, male Israeli name meaning leopard


Nemera female Hebrew name meaning leopard.


Meaning people are equal, origin Swahili, Gender, Male

Afua, meaning in Swahili is merciful or protective.



• Tigress 

Nuru, born during the day.


Ajia, meaning in Swahili is quick or fast.

Nala, Swahili word meaning gift.


Olga, meaning is Blessed, holy or successful.

Helga, meaning is sacred.  Both Olga and Helga come from Russian or Old Norse.

Conrad, meaning is adviser or counsellor.

Ekaterina: Russian form of Greek Ekaterina, meaning "pure."

Adsila: Native American Cherokee name meaning "blossom."


KURUK: Native American Pawnee name meaning "bear."

Matoskah: Native American Sioux name meaning "white bear."

Chowilawu: Native American Hopi name meaning "joined together by water."


Skirnir, medieval name meaning the shining one.


To the Inuit, the polar bear is Nanuq, an animal worthy of great respect. In their poetry he is Pihoqahiak, the ever-wandering one.

In eastern Greenland, the polar bear is known as Tornassuk, "the master of helping spirits."

Indian names for the red panda characters.


 Female , meaning: Destroyer of sins.


Alok m, meaning, cry of triumph or victory.


Amal m. meaning: Bright, clean, pure.



 Female , meaning: Moonlight.


African male name Kosey, meaning lion.

Arjuna, Hindi name meaning "white." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Indri.


Innokenti, Russian name meaning innocent.


Mishka, Russian name meaning little bear.

Aklark, Inuit name meaning brown bear.


SOOLEAWA: Native American Algonquin name meaning "silver."




Just a quick, but important note to anyone about to read the following material. 


Please note that even though the material beyond this point is inspired by a collection of soft toy animals and is completely fictional, the stories themselves are from an adult perspective.  This means that some of the issues featured, descriptions of scenes given or language used might not be suitable for some readers.  The stories were not specifically written for or intended to be read by or to young children.  That said, free choice still prevails here, read on if you feel the warning above does not alter your decision.


Here is the list of diary entries.



2005 diary entries


01 June 2005


Amber’s arrival



Stifftail’s arrival


A raccoon’s arrival




Arki’s arrival


Bruin and Brunetta’s arrival and meeting


Capybara trouble.



Arki’s nightmare



Amber finds a cub



Various happenings.




The arrival of three more animals.





a newcomer causes friction





Snowy Half tail in trouble




A close encounter between amber and Tigger.





The arrival of two albino squirrels.


Snowy half tail thinks things over.



Stifftail makes a move on Snowy Half Tail.


19 June 2005

Leisure time



June 20th 2005


Cooling off


Clarence and Tigger take an early bath.



June 24th 2005


Arki in danger



25 June: 2005


Whitie and Blanche go missing.




June 30 2005


A stormy day



July 5th 2005


Soothing times



July 7 2005


Open for business


Whitie’s massage




July 25 2005


A new arrival from across the pond




July 29 2005


Sam gets into a fight


July 31 2005


Life choices




August 04  2005


Reaching safety




August 04 2005


A family chat




August 08 2005


Tembi becomes ill




August 9th 2005


Naming Arki’s cub




August 11th 2005



Candy thinks about life




August 12 2005



An educational proposal




August 15 2005


Trying times


August 22 2005


Snowy lets it all hang out



August 23 2005


A lynx cub’s bid for freedom




August 24 2005


A polar bear causes problems




august 25 2005



Forging bonds




August 27 2005


Danger for blanche



August 29 2005



Brunetta finds her calling in life



August 30 2005



Snowy and Brunetta grow closer.



August 31 2005


Snowy fights for her cub



September 1 2005



A busy day




September 04 2005


Brushtail thinks things over



September 06 2005


Bruin tries to make amends




September 08 2005



A lynx takes her life in her paws



An unlikely bond





Stressful times for Clarence




September 14 2005


Facing their worst nightmares



September 15 2005


Letting the cat out of the bag





September 16 2005


A tiger cub finds a permanent home




September 19 2005



All mixed up


September 22  2005


A deadly plot




September 23 2005


Soothing shattered nerves



September 25 2005


Trouble for Leo



September 27 2005


Raining cats and dogs




September 29 2005



Snowy adopts a pup




October 4 2005



Salty makes his mark




October 07 2005


Rug problems



October 10 2005


Salty meets a pup



October 11 2005



Two new arrivals




October 12 2005


Ocelot adoption



October 13 2005


Learning how to be cold and wet



October 14 2005


Bruin learns a lesson


October 17 2005



Snowy puts her cards on the table



The big l



October 18 2005



Finding each other



October 20 2005


Troubled times



October 23 2005


Winter warmer


October 25 2005



Bear Rescue



Tigger’s story, or the rescue of Kodiak




October 27 2005



Kodiak inadvertently causes trouble




October 30 2005



Sam gets punished



October 31 2005



Arki and Kodiak grow close





November 1 2005



Kodiak and Arki take the plunge



November 4 2005


Isaac takes it out on Arki




November 7 2005


Sam’s luck runs out




November 14 2005



Family stresses



November 15 2005



Settling down to normality



November 20 2005


Theo’s flashback



November 29 2005



Perdita puts her paw in it




December 3 2005



Brydy has a foal




December 04 2005


Coming to an understanding




December 07 2005



Arctic adoption



December 12 2005


Allie’s introduction




December 18 2005


Intimate times




Diary entries for 2006


1 January 2006


keeping a secret



January 2 2006



Fear of the dark




January 4 2006


Tembo’s luck runs out




January 5 2006



Elsa thinks things over


A friend for life



January 6 2006


The birth of Elsa’s cubs and what happened next



January 8 2006



The power of the bath




January 13 2006


Big trouble



January 16 2006



A polar bear named Nanuq



January 17 2006



Petra’s challenge


January 19 2006


The truth about Tembi



January 21 2006


Theo leaps in with all four paws.




January 22 2006


The leadership contest



January 25 2006



Building bridges



January 27 2006


Dangerous liaisons


January 29 2006



Meeting real power



January 31 2006


Fleur’s challenge



February 03 2006


Bianca brings families together



February 04 2006



Unusual bath time




February 06 2006



Time to paws by the pool



13 February 2006

Cementing relationships



15 February 2006


growing closer




17 February 2006


Panda and pony problems


smile, you’re on camera


are you all sitting comfortably?


life and death


Tinka’s cub’s birth and the return of Kuan-Yin


Fleur and Jespah grow closer



17 March 2006

making lynx with the community



22 March 2006


Arki and Kodiak have a cub




01 April 2006


a loving touch



06 April 2006





09 April 2006




18 April 2006

the arrival of a lost cub



28 April 2006



A thorny problem




Shen and Shuang grow close.



20 May 2006


Kuan-Yin oversteps the mark



21 May 2006





27 May 2006


Ellie’s secret life.



Tuesday, 06 June 2006

A trio of tigers



Sunday, 02 July 2006


The arrival of Ellie’s second cub.



Wednesday, 12 July 2006


Ahanu makes his mark



Wednesday, 26 July 2006


Whitie, Blackie and Bess



Saturday, 29 July 2006

A telling touch




Tuesday, 15 August 2006


Petra and Aslan grow closer



Tuesday, 05 September 2006


One koala one puma and a whole lot of love



Saturday, 23 September 2006


Learning about the power of a paw



Friday, 13 October 2006


A panda with a bad attitude.




Friday, 20 October 2006

An emotional roller coaster



Tuesday, 31 October 2006

Guiding paws


Monday, 13 November 2006


The arrival of a snow queen



Sunday, 03 December 2006

Paws for thought.



Friday, 22 December 2006

Simba Tiger.




Sunday, 31 December 2006


Petra’s second challenge




2007 diary entries



Friday, 05 January 2007


A lion with a long mane

Troubled times for Aslan.



Saturday, 06 January 2007


Netting a cub



Monday, 08 January 2007


Simba Kizungu



Friday, 12 January 2007


little Leo



Thursday, 18 January 2007

Snowy’s secret.


Monday, 22 January 2007


Snowy’s struggle.



Tuesday, 30 January 2007

Whitie, Blackie and Silver.


11 February 2007


finding equilibrium.


24 February 2007


New beginnings



02 March 2007



The birth of Whitie’s cubs and what happened next.


22 March 2007


All in the mix



Monday, 02 April 2007

Keeping in touch



Thursday, 19 April 2007


Trusting instinct and trusting paws.



Tuesday, 08 May 2007


Lost lynx and lions



Monday, 21 May 2007


Deadly plots and a late arrival


Sunday, 10 June 2007


Ordinary goings on for once     



Friday, 13 July 2007


Arrivals and departures.



Thursday, 19 July 2007

Love for Leo and Trouble for Tigger.



Tuesday 24 july 2007

Tigger’s Namrah.



Friday, 03 August 2007


A big shake up.



Friday, 17 August 2007





Monday, 10 September 2007

The circle of life.



Friday, 28 September 2007


Birth, Death and a transfer of power



Thursday, 18 October 2007


Troubled minds and family times.



Saturday, 22 December 2007


Birth, Death AND newcomers



Diary entries for 2008


Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Alaska finds her paws.



Wednesday, 13 February 2008


Time to think and time to play.



Saturday, 29 March 2008


Let’s go cubs!



Tuesday, 15 April 2008


Old Grey




Wednesday, 21 May 2008


Coming home




Saturday, 05 July 2008

Community troubles and spiritual interventions.



Friday, 12 September 2008


One big family




Saturday, 15 November 2008


Growing up, having cubs, and other things too.



Diary entries for 2009


Monday, 02 February 2009



All change in the community?



Saturday, 11 July 2009

More four pawed goings on



Tuesday, 20 October 2009


More tales from the big house.





Diary entries for 2010




More well padded twists and turns.




Sunday, 13 June 2010



Extending the family.



Thursday, 26 August 2010

Traumatic changes.



Friday, 22 October 2010

Patching up the community




Sunday, 12 December 2010

Powerful paws.


Diary entries for 2011




Tuesday, 01 February 2011


Trials of life.





Life changing events.





Tuesday, 28 June 2011


More goings on at the big house




Monday, 07 November 2011

Summer Learning




2012 diary entries


Tuesday, 24 July 2012


Finding the right path




2013 diary entries




Every day life.



27 November 2016


Apudo’s rise and fall 


Trial of a Titan


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