Monday, August 17, 2009

MANCAT MONDAY: DANTE, MANCAT TO THE MAX

This is Dante on a typical day in his hunting grounds. His nemesis the squirrel is efurrywhere to be seen. As you can judge from the intense look in his eyes in most of these pictures, he has the little black beastie in his sights at all times.

Contrary to some of the comments, Dante does not merely sit still during these mancat and prey encounters. He does, indeed give chase. When he does, the pictures I attempt to take, are but a blur, because he turns on his considerable speed in an instant. I usually end up getting just his back feet and the end of the tail as is evidenced by the first shot in this series.

Dante is very mancatly. All of his wild instincts are intact. He is a smart hunter, though, and doesn't chase at efurry oppurrtunity. This way he gains some unwarranted trust and brings the prey closer before he pounces. After all, he is limited by a totally unnatural fetter (his leash).

The last picture is especially intense and the squirrel is close (though not in the sight of the lens). Dante's pupils are dilated so that his gaze is as black as his target, the squirrel. This is the look of a Mancat to the Max, and Dante is it!

(I suggest that you biggify the last picture to get the real intensity of the look.)










12 comments:

The Island Cats said...

Dante...you look like a lion in the jungle! Happy hunting!

Amy said...

Wow those black squirrels really love to taunt him don't they? They are much braver than any squirrel I have seen.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Dante, you should get that squirrel! I am rooting for you because that squirrel looks evil!!!

Angel and Kirby said...

He is very intense!

Reese =^..^= said...

Oh, he IS very intense. Get 'em, Dante!

Jasmim said...

Today you will get the squirrel =)

The Monkeys said...

Look at the look in Dante's eyes! He's a serious mancat!

Sweet Praline said...

Woo hoo! That evil black squirrel better watch out.

Cory said...

Dante, you are so incredibly handsome!

The Kitty Krew said...

Dante, tell your mommy that you need to lose the leash so you can get the squirrel! Doesn't she understand? Sheesh. Silly beans.

We know you'd get it, if it weren't for the leash!

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

Martin Hooper said...

I bet he's a big baby really!

I bet he love his hugs and cuddles and loves sitting in Wendy's lap... ;)

You go and get that that squirrel Dante... I know you will one day if wasn't for that pesky leash...

Mr. Grumpster Wilfred III said...

has he ever caught one?? that would be scary if it bit him!

you arre a grrreat hunter dante! i am very impressed!