These pictures were taken a year ago at Christmas. You will notice that Dante is sitting beside a plastic bag that contains the gift he thoughtfully made for me. I preserved it for posterity!
Dante is very proud of this gift because he made it himself from scratch (so to speak).
It was especially difficult because he had never done this sort of thing before.
Here's Daddy holding up the big boy so you can get a true appreciation of where this present came from!
And here it is! Unveiled in all it's glory! An 8-inch hairball wrapped in green ribbon! Isn't it lovely? Only a Maine Coon could come up with something of this magnitude!
You must realize how special this is, though, because prior to this Dante had never had a furball before in his entire six years of life. I think this one was indeed facilitated by the lovely green ribbon that adorns the gift. (Good thing, too, because we wouldn't have wanted that ribbon to make it's way through Dante's system.)
Dante has a real penchant for ribbon, but I think in this case he swallowed it deliberately, just to make his gift all the more special for Christmas. It's a thing a beauty, and I will treasure it always.
Merry Christmas to all, and may efurryone get the gift they truly deserve. Sometimes the homemade things are actually the best! They're made with LOVE.