Sunday, June 17, 2012

DANTE: HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO MY PAW!

Today it is Father's Day and Dante is celebrating his beloved "Dada" (as he calls him).  He is also combining this with the Illumination Award, because he is letting you into the PURRivate world between him and his Dad -- where few have gone before.


ILLUMINATING FACT #1:  DANTE IS A DADDY'S BOY!


I must say, this is quite appropriate because Dante's Dada is a shining light in his life.  He's there for Dante through winter, spring, summer and fall.  Witness ...

"Dada sits outside wif me in wintah.  He keeps a watchful eye on me", says Dante.


 "Dada makes sure I am dressed nice an' warm for walks in da snow.!



ILLUMINATING FACT #2:  DAD HOLDS DANTE UNDER HIS ARM BECAUSE HE'S TOO BIG TO CARRY ANY OTHER WAY.


  "Dada is holdin' me up for da camerah.  No mattah wot, I feels verreh secure in his hands."



ILLUMINATING FACT #3:  DADDY HAS TO FETCH DANTE WHEN IT'S TIME TO GO  INSIDE.  DANTE LOVES TO BE OUTSIDE SO MUCH,  HE TENDS TO RESIST.


And speaking of resistance ...
"Bein' wif Dada is a verreh movin' exPURRience!"


"Dada an' me has sunshine on our sholdahs.  If dis isn't illuminatin', I doan know wot is!"


"I helps Dada by snoopervisin' him.  It's MY garden aftah all -- even in da Fall." 


"Dada takes me to da vet.  I mus' admit I'm a liddle nervous, but Dada makes me feel safe no mattah where I am."



"Here's Dada lifting me up on da examinin' table.  He reassures me dat efurryfin will be fine.  An' it was!"



ILLUMINATING FACT#4:  DANTE LIKES TO GO SHOPPING AT THE PETSMART WITH HIS DAD.   


"Dada takes efurry opPURRtunity to gives me a scwatch.  It's always a liddle ruff -- jus' da way I likes it!"



"Here's Dada helpin' me open a package from wun of my friends.  He always helps me do wot I cant do fur myself."


"I jus' loves Crismouse mornin' wif my Dada.  I gets lotsa hugs an' cuddles -- as well as new toys an' treats!"


"My Dada is a kooky kinda guy!  He even walks in da rain wif a kittycat umbrella!  He knows dat cats cum frum a long line a Kings."

ILLUMINATING FACT #5:  DANTE HAS TRAINED HIS DAD TO DO HIS BIDDING.  

It started with Dante leading his Dad to his food dish where he would beg for more.  If there was some left in the dish, Dad would just say "Lotsa food, Dante", and when Dante would take a bite, Daddy would praise him.  "That's a good boy, Dante -- good boy!". 

So, now it has become a ritual.  If there is no food left, of course Daddy must fill up the bowl again, but if not, Daddy must stay and watch him eat!  Either way, Dante has his full attention.

If Dante wants out, he will howl until his Daddy comes to let him out.  Dante can be quite demanding and has trained Daddy to respond quickly.

So, Happy Father's Day to one great cat daddy.  Dante and Dada are quite the pair -- practically insePURRable!


As for the Illuminating Blog Award, I bequeath it to anyone who hasn't already received it.  Just snag it, and tell us five illuminating facts about yourselves.  May the sun shine on you in PURR-PET-uity!



9 comments:

Katie Isabella said...

You have made mine and Mom's entire day, Dante. What a great blog and it IS full of illuminating facts that we would never ever know. And who knew you were a daddy's boy until now? That's good because as mom has always kbown, Daddy's are the glue that holds us all together.

Happpy Father's Day to your daddy, handsome Dante.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We didn't know you were a Daddy's boy Dante - what a surprise.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Katnip Lounge said...

Dante, you have quite the big purrsonality to match your extra-large size! Who knew you were such a Dada's boy and did so many MANLY things together? We loved learning about your special Dada routines...Happy CatDada Day!

marg said...

We totally agree with Katie. What a wonderful post and who knew Dante that you were a Daddy's boy. That is so wonderful that you have him so well trained. What great pictures. Best Daddy post we have seen. Good stuff.

Sweet Purrfections said...

That was very interesting about your relationship.

Happy Father's Day to the human dads out there. We don't have one of those, so we live vicariously through others.

Truffle and Brulee

Laila and Minchie said...

Dante, we all agree you have THE best daddy! Happy Belated Father's Day to him! Such heart warming pictures!

The Cat From Hell said...

Dante! Your Daddy is a jewel! Me thinks yous has the 2nd best Daddy in the whole wide world!
Thanks yous for telling us how wonderful a Daddy he is! Now wes knows why yous is!
Kisses
Nellie

Cat said...

Wow, I just loved this post!!! So nice to see the special relationship Dante has with his daddy :-)

Katie Isabella said...

What a great IDEA!!!!!!! I wish I had taken a picture of Katier's latest. It was the logest yet. One last month was thicker but shorter. Like a roller for hair. (no pun intended).

Kisses to daddy's boy. xoxoxo