Dante was born at the Lacocoon Cattery in Lacolle, Quebec. And look who is on their home page! Dante is also one of their Ambassadors. Scroll down the page until you find him by name.
Here is Dante soon after birth, having a snack at the lunch counter with his siblings -- courtesy of his cat mama, Lacocoon Eleanor Rigby.
You can see that little red sucker right at the bottom.
This is shortly after he came to live with us. Doesn't he look just like a little PURRince?
Dante met his sister Domino and took to her right away. In this picture Domino is about two years old, and Dante is around six months.
Here is Dante at a little over a year old. He is babysitting his nephew Boomer who also shared his January 15th birthday. Dante loves other cats ...
... and woofies, too!
Dante is also a big fan of his younger brother, Dylan.
Dante has many interests including shopping ...
... modelling for big-name brands ...
... and most of all, hunting!
Dante is also famous (some would say infamous) on the popular "Cute with Chris" website. If you click on this link you will see a Dante hunting episode in full detail. Just keep clicking on the red links to see the entire story.
Dante had so many of his pictures on "Cute with Chris" over the years, that Chris actually made a banner of Dante and titled his last web video "Dante, Dante, Dante".
(NOTE: Chris Leavins has since gone on to bigger and better things. He is an actor, currently starring in "Todd and the Book of Pure Evil" on the Space Network.)
When I asked Dante what he wanted to do for his 10th birthday, he said "A Treasure Hunt"! So, I have accumulated several treasures which you -- all of his guests -- are invited to plunder. On the buffet table are:
... an entire tank of fresh fish of all different varieties.
Hope you like sushi!
There's a cage full of multi-coloured birdies (mmmm, tastes like chick-hen!) ...
... a basket full of garter snakes (apPETizer size)!
The fun thing about the snakes is that you can play with them before you eat them!
And for dessert, there's that MOUSEwatering deliCATcy -- MICECREAM (who needs cake?).
This is one occasion where it's okay to play with your food. So come on over to the party and join the hunt. We're going to let them all loose so you can have a game of 'hide and seek' before having a nosh. We'll be waiting for you with BAITed breath!
Happy 10th Birthday, King Dante --
May the sun shine on you FUReFUR!