Saturday, November 28, 2009


These first two pictures are a blur because Dante was moving so fast. I have posted them in the order that they took place, and I noticed that the squirrel is actually farther ahead in the first picture. It must have turned back somehow, and run directly into the red beast -- who just barely misses the capture!

Sometimes I think the squirrels do this just for the thrill of it, because they certainly seem to be fearless. Of course, in this picture, squirrelly knows that Dante can't go any further, and sits just out of reach, calmly eating his lunch.

Dante returns to his favourite tree, where another little black demon is hovering above.

Aha! There it is -- bold as ever!

Dante does the nonchalant thing, and just tries to ignore it.

But he is taunted yet again!

Dante decides not to let this distract him from having a good scratch.

He spots another demon on the approach. This saga has no end!

Tune in same place, another time for the next installment in this series.


8GR8LOLCATS said...

I think we need to name that black squirrel so that Dante and he can have a little comic strip like Tom & Jerry! He's adorable! No black squirrels in WNY... An exotic black Canadian squirrel!

Milo and Alfie said...

that sure looks like a mutual game. It could be that the squirells have sussed that Dante is on a leash ~ so they tease him a bit!

Elizabeth and Connor said...

How FUNNY! We're positive that those squirrels know what they are doing!

Harry Spotter said...

Squirrels can be tricky. They taunt me through the front windows where they know I can't get at them. Keep your eyes on them!

Jasmim said...

Dante is a smart cat !
At the time he wants, he can catch the squirrel :)

SeaThreePeeO said...

Those are naughty black tree rats!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Squirrels like to tease. I recall when Georgia would go out and chase them... they would play with her too.

Cats in trees said...

Dante, not to worry. Just as soon as we learn how to fly, we will come over.
While you are waiting, maybe you could show them video's of us. That should give them a good scare.

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

OMC!! Dante you are SO brave!

Milton said...

Wow!! Does that look like a lot of fun!

When I grows up I wanna be a mancat just like you Dante.

Lynx217 said...

We don't have black squirrels here, otherwise we'd have eaten it by now... oh wait, that won't happen, cause our bean WON'T EVEN LET US OUT! We're so jealous, Dante. Let them think they're sneaking up on you and then POUNCE!