Tuesday, January 26, 2010

TAILS TUESDAY: DANTE WITH A TWIST

Here's Dante's famed tail flipped into a twist and aglow from the sun.  Notice the length of the fur on one side of his plume.  Actually, the floofiest part is underneath.

With Maine Coon cats, the fur on their backside is much shorter than their undercoat.  The shorter fur which has an oilier texture helps to deflect water and keeps them dry in wet conditions, and the longer fur helps to keep them warm in the cold.  They are after all, a product of their harsh outdoor environment, and evolved to survive in the extremes of a Maine winter.


(Biggify for greatest effect)

With Maine Coons and Dante in particular, there's always a twist at the end of the tale.

14 comments:

One Cats Nip said...

gotta keep that tail out of whatever mess is on the ground. his tail reminds me of the sun all orange and gold

Sammy and Andy said...

Totally gorgeous and awesome!!!!!!!!!

xxxxxxx

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Dante your tail is beautiful - I am a huge fan of big floofy tails!!

Jasmim said...

Your tail is very fluffy!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

That is one heckuva Curly Q!!! Love it!!!

Marlene said...

Floofilicious! Love it!

Jacqueline said...

Dante is such a big, gorgeously handsome mancat=LOVE that big fluffy tail!!...I also checked out Dante's birthday post which is very adorable...Stop by our new blog sometime when you have the chance=http://jacquelinescathouse.blogspot.com/

Cheysuli and gemini said...

You have a very nice curl.

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Now that is a tail!! *awe*

Noll's Nip said...

Now THAT is a tail!

Fin said...

Poetry!

The Island Cats said...

What a beautiful tail!

Glogirly and Katie said...

That's a gorgeous photo!!! That fabulous tail makes mine look like a little black pipe cleaner!

mew!
Katie
(Glogirly's cat)

8GR8LOLCATS said...

Curly, Swirly, Red fluffaliciousness!