Sunday, July 20, 2014


Dante's nose knows no bounds!

 He can detect the most deliCAT of scents.

 He raises his PURRoboscis and gently sniffs the air ...

 ... before finally ascertaining the source of the FURagrance.

 One might think that it was the PURRfume of the flowers that Dante had PURRceived.

But in reality, it was the even-more-subtle scent of a butterfly!

Thursday, July 17, 2014


It's much easier to see Dante in the bushes, today.  Here is the same picture as yesterday, but after all those other kitties went home.

"Afta all dat hoopla, I'm feelin' reely bushed!", says he.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


(Biggify if you want to find Dante)

Sunday, July 13, 2014


In the summer Dante just loves to explore the great outdoors and he is especially fond of the woods.

Why don't we follow him on his journey of discovery?

 "In da woods you kin clime up on branches an' has a nap in da trees!"

 "'Cept yoo hasta share wif sum pesky skwirrels, an' sum of dem has even joined da pawpaw-ratsies!"

 "In da woods dere's lotsa wildflowahs to pick!"

 "An' deep in da woods yoo nevah noes wot yoo mite find.  It's sertainly sumfin to PONDah."

"I also enjoys roamin' fru meadows undah deep blue sunneh skies.  An' efurrytime I picks a daisy I finks of my troo love, Sascha." 

"Meadows is great fur buttahfly-watchin'.  Sumtimes I chases dem, too.  An' efurry wunce inna wile I catches wun wif my bare paws!" 

"Meadows is a good place ta be idle -- in fact yoo mite say dey is raddah idyllic!"

"I kin tell I'm almos' home wen I hits da deck!  Looks like its time fur Dada ta get out da lawnmowah."

 "Even doe I luvs ta explore, da best pawt is comin' home again to my verreh own gardin ware I kin jus' chillax!"

The End

Friday, July 11, 2014


Let's hear it for Dante!  His ears are quite special indeed.

Here is a description of Maine Coon ears which I found on the internet:

"One of the defining characteristics of the Maine Coon's appearance is the ear tufts, the hair that grows from the tips of the ear flaps (the outer ear). They are called "lynx tips" and are used to communicate.

Of all domestic cats, the Maine Coon has the most prominent ear tufts. They are enshrined in the breed standard:  Ears: Large, tall, wide at base, tapering to appear pointed, with lynx-like tipping and inner tufts extending beyond the outer edge of the ears. They are set high on the head, the distance between them being equal to the width of an ear at its base."

And this is what Dante has to say about his ears.

"Will yoo stop talkin' 'bout me?  Ouch -- my ears is burnin'!"

"Now I is so angry, I has steam comin' outta my ears!"

 "OK, dat's enuff -- I've had it up to ear!"

 "Whew!  Finally, I kin confirm -- dere's absolootly nuffin between MY ears!

"Yoo got sumfin else to say?  I'm all ears!" 

"Yoo finks I'm green?  OK, I admits it -- I'm still wet behine da ears!"

 "Good fing my ears is drip dry!"

"But why is my ears still ringin'?"

"At least dis time is MEWSic to my ears!"

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Dante is under the bench in the front garden.

"In my life I has come to a great undah standing", says he.

"Even doe, at da moment, I is lyin' down."

"If yoo wait, it will come!"