Sunday, February 21, 2010

THE DEFLOOFIFICATION OF DANTE!

Misha was kind enough to leave a comment on Dante's blog yesterday and this is what he said:  "You mean to say he's usually floofier than this? That's impossible!"

Well, my boy, I take that as a challenge, and here's the proof to back me up:









Et voila!

How many of you can tell the difference? 

Dante's not finished shedding yet, of course, and will look much sleeker the closer we get to spring.  The fur around his face, neck and mane thins out considerably.  Mind you, he still looks quite floofy, but he's nowhere near his "floofus maximus" that occurs from early fall through mid-to-late winter.

Ah, I just loves me a challenge!!!  What you got to say now, Misha?




20 comments:

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

*awe* *awe* *awe*

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Dante--I think you are a floof ball no matter what but I can see that you aren't at max right now!

One Cats Nip said...

*jaw drop*

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Oh my gosh! Now we've got shades of floofoliciousness! Dante, in any floof, you are devistatingly handsome!

Misha said...

I'm speechless!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Even on my short coated Cornish Rex, I have had a judge tell me they could feel the difference between Bo's summer and winter coats...though visually he looked the same. I like the before and after pix of Dante!

Kas said...

I agree much fluffier in winter shots, he is a gorgeous boy.

Jacqueline said...

Dante, whether thick or thin, you have awesome gorgeous furs all year long!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Marlene said...

Wow... just wow :)

Kea said...

"floofus maximus" -- I love it!

I would see it more with Chumley, who had a very long and thick coat, though not quite up to Dante's standards! Even my Annie, with her long, fine fur, floofs up for winter. She can look quite boofy, really. Twice her size when she's outside in the cold. LOL. Dante's fur is impressive and I'm sure takes a LOT of grooming to keep up. I hope he enjoys it! I used to take Chum to the groomer a few times a year and have him shaved, because he'd mat up so badly and wasn't good about being brushed.

The Monkeys said...

So much floof! Dante, you're the floofiest kitty we know!

8GR8LOLCATS said...

Thank you Dante... May we safely assume by your Defloofification that sPURRing is on the way!!! OH PLEEZ! I am so sick of winter!

Cats in trees said...

Ah. That must mean that spring is on it's way. Dante is an excellent weatherman.

Pst: Photoguy doesn't really crawl around, he just keeps the camera very low on the ground (now his secret is out).

chezcat1970 said...

He's king and a barometer? Now THAT'S impressive!

Sweet Praline said...

I can tell the difference in his neck area!

I can't believe that Misha is speechless!

Cat of Nine Tales said...

Very cool before and after pictures. I liked the sun shimmering from behind his coat showing a great measure of difference. Nice!
~Lisa Co9T

Lynx217 said...

Our bean dreads season changes because we'll leave globs of fur all over the place and generally make being our keeper much more difficult! Our bean still wants to pick you up and hug you - and I know I'd appreciate the break from the cuddles! She gets kinda carried away...
-Curzon

The Island Cats said...

Wow! Where does all the fur go?? Or maybe we shouldn't ask....

Watch Mechanic said...

That's our boy, a real floof!!

And, no, this does not mean a poof ...

The Crew said...

Sleek or floofy, Dante is one fine looking Mancat!