Thursday, September 11, 2014

DANTE, THE MAGNIFICENT

Every time you look at Dante ...


... he just keeps getting ...


 ... more and more ...


... MAGNIFICENT!




They don't call them Magnificent Maine Coons fur nothing!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

DANTE: HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S JUST FLUFFY!

Dante's coat has fluffed out more than usual this year.  Little wonder since he started this surplus fur production way back in July!


It seems he looks larger every week.  I was astounded when I saw this view of him from behind! 



 Why he looks like he's gained at least 10 lbs. (which is a lot for a pussycat -- even one his size)!



 It's also a very expansive view from the front.


 Lying down, Dante looks pawsitively rotund!



 But believe me, it's all due to extra layers of fur.



 Here he looks like he might just smother in it!



"If I gets any floofier, Mama's gonna hasta shear me like a sheep!"



"Jus' a liddle off da top, please!"

Sunday, September 7, 2014

DANTE AS ART

As an artistic subject, Dante knows no bounds!  Wherever he happens to be at the moment, the camera captures him in all his splendour.

Of late, his coat has reached massive proportions, as these pictures will attest.

Biggify each one for a more detailed view.


 "Eye is at the center of dis wun!" says Dante.



 "Ouch, I has bin bushwhacked!" he exclaims, after being hit in the face with a branch.



"I may be a cat on stone, but I'm not cast in it!" asserts Dante.



 "I am absolootly FURious!" he says making refurence to his fur.



"Efurryware I go, I'm in da thick of it!" 




"But let's face it -- is bettah dan bein' bald!"




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

LACOCOON DANTE: MANCATLY AND MANELY MAINE COON

Dante's mane is both lush and shaggy.  It extends from the back of his head down to his chest.

 It's usually very unruly because he is constantly grooming it, and as the fur dries, it forms into little tendrils.




 This gives Dante a very rugged, mancatly appearance.


 In this picture, you can see how Dante's mane forms an elongated oval all around his head and chest area.  Quite a leonine characteristic!




 While Dante's body fur is largely a vivid ginger, his mane is mostly dilute.


This makes him both dreamy AND creamy.  What a regal dude!



Sunday, August 31, 2014

SPOTLIGHT ON DANTE!

Dante's out in the back yard mid-afternoon.  The canopy of leaves overhead provides significant shade, but the sun still finds its way through to Dante in certain spots.







Quite enlightening, n'est-ce-PAW?