Thursday, July 19, 2018


These are pictures of Dante from July 2012.  I noticed that every year around this time his fur would thicken and what appeared to be his 'winter coat' would come in.

I always figured his biological clock for the year was off-kilter or something, because ideally his coat should thin out over the summer.

But no, this happened year after year, after year.  It would begin to thin out in mid-January (which again doesn't make sense) and by Spring it was the thinnest it ever got, although he was always a fluffy cat no matter what season -- it was all in the degree.

It's just that the degree didn't match up with the degrees Fahrenheit (or Celsius for that matter).  He was definitely off-season.

So, I thought that Dante was merely an anomaly among Maine Coons, until this year when our one-year old Dani began to exhibit the same trait.  To see how she looks now just go to:

It's a good thing he had a sunny disPAWSition!

Thursday, July 12, 2018


This picture of Dante was taken in 2016.  I used a 'Watercolour Effect' to make it look more like a painting.

It is one of the last pictures that I ever took of my magnificent Maine Coon and he is indeed a work of art.

Good night, sweet prince!
I'll see you in my dreams.

Thursday, June 28, 2018


Here's Dante sprawled on the front patio bench in late June 2013.

He was so in tune with the garden that he broke out in song.  "Secret Garden" by Madonna came to mind.

And later that evening when the Japanese lanterns were lit, Dante just
kept humming along ...

... with a little help from a friend!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018


Here's Dante in a 'two-fur' from the summer of 2010.

It's a real moment of reflection ...

... upon himself!

Pee Ess:  C'mon over and see what Dani's been daydreaming about.  Just click on her picture below.