Wednesday, June 10, 2009
DANTE: UPRIGHT KITTIZEN OR MISSING LYNX?
These are all pictures of Dante in an upright pawsition. He certainly seems to enjoy standing up fur himself! Of course, it's easiest fur him if he has something to balance against, and I'm not saying he could walk upright, but it is pawsible that he could be the missing lynx -- you know the one between ape and man.
After all, Dante is very lynx-like in looks and size, and he has a definite intelligence beyond his species -- his understanding of human language, fur instance. Not to say that he doesn't have the typical feline characteristics of ignoring what you say, but he is fully capable of following instructions -- to a point!
With his leash he was purrpetually getting tangled outside, and I would always use the same words "Dante, back up, go around, big tangle"! Well, though he was resistant at furst, he came to understand by doing what I said that he would not get caught. It sure beats having to unmesh his leash from bush branches and unwind him from around trees and other stationary objects. Now all I have to do is actually warn him that he's about to get into a "big tangle" and he'll back up and retreat the way he came. Anyway, all this is just to demonstrate his smarts -- due to a bigger brain, I believe.
This all supports my theory that Dante may indeed be the missing lynx, or else he is simply an upright kittizen of the feline kind. What do you think?