First there is a series of pictures of Dante grooming himself. He is constantly licking his paws, which I figure may heat them up momentarily, but makes them wet and then the spit freezes on them once more. So, he just licks 'em again for good measure. There's some real good lip-smacking going on there, too! This is serious stuff, ya know.
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Checking out the front door to see if it's open even a crack!
Saying a prayer to Ceiling Cat that his beans might come to their senses.
Licking the old paw to warm it up!
Speaking in tongues!
Although his Pa's sitting behind him, he's licking the paw in front of him, again!
I call this position "Curvature of the Spying"!
All done! Time to go in now?
I also managed to take a short video before we went back inside the house. You'll get some live action of Dante grooming himself (oh, bestill my heart!), and if you listen carefully at the end, you can hear him give one of his muted howls of protest. You'll have to excuse me for turning the camera at the end -- I just wasn't thinking. I often do this when snapping pictures, but didn't think how odd it would look in the video. Mea culpa!
Here's the link to YouTube: "Dante on the Front Porch in Winter"