Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

FALLING FOR DANTE IN FALL

It's easy to fall for Dante any time of year, but most of all in fall when all that surrounds him serves to accentuate his vibrant and bountiful coat.


Rust rustles up some powerful feelings! 




Fall colours put Dante on amber alert!





Animated brushstrokes caress Dante's features and bring his PURRsona to life!




Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WITH DANTE: TAILS OF DE LIGHT!
















DANTE: PROUD OF HIS HAIRITAGE!

Dante is just lion around under a patio chair.  Leaves are starting to fall down all around him.


 "At leest I gots my head covered", says he.


 "Deese leafs jus' won't leaf me alone!"



 "An' dere's lots more where doz came frum."


 "I kin still hold my head up high becuz I am always purroud of myself."


"An' dat's becuz dere's lotsa PURRides in my fambly!"




"I cum from a verreh long line of PURRides!"


Sunday, September 21, 2014

DANTE: ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCAT

Dante is a big advoCAT for the environment and is a cat-of-all-seasons!  He whole-heartedly welcomes the Fall.


 "I wonts efurrywun to know dat efurry day wen it's not rainin' ....


 ... i duz my verreh best ...


... ta use da earth as wisely as pawsible!

By using the outdoors as a litter box whenever pawsible, Dante is reducing the amount of kitty litter that will have to be otherwise disposed.  His relief efforts are. therefore, very environmentally furiendly.



       APAWS, APAWS!!!



Thursday, September 11, 2014

DANTE, THE MAGNIFICENT

Every time you look at Dante ...


... he just keeps getting ...


 ... more and more ...


... MAGNIFICENT!




They don't call them Magnificent Maine Coons fur nothing!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

DANTE: HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S JUST FLUFFY!

Dante's coat has fluffed out more than usual this year.  Little wonder since he started this surplus fur production way back in July!


It seems he looks larger every week.  I was astounded when I saw this view of him from behind! 



 Why he looks like he's gained at least 10 lbs. (which is a lot for a pussycat -- even one his size)!



 It's also a very expansive view from the front.


 Lying down, Dante looks pawsitively rotund!



 But believe me, it's all due to extra layers of fur.



 Here he looks like he might just smother in it!



"If I gets any floofier, Mama's gonna hasta shear me like a sheep!"



"Jus' a liddle off da top, please!"

Saturday, September 6, 2014

DANTE AS ART

As an artistic subject, Dante knows no bounds!  Wherever he happens to be at the moment, the camera captures him in all his splendour.

Of late, his coat has reached massive proportions, as these pictures will attest.

Biggify each one for a more detailed view.


 "Eye is at the center of dis wun!" says Dante.



 "Ouch, I has bin bushwhacked!" he exclaims, after being hit in the face with a branch.



"I may be a cat on stone, but I'm not cast in it!" asserts Dante.



 "I am absolootly FURious!" he says making refurence to his fur.



"Efurryware I go, I'm in da thick of it!" 




"But let's face it -- is bettah dan bein' bald!"




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

LACOCOON DANTE: MANCATLY AND MANELY MAINE COON

Dante's mane is both lush and shaggy.  It extends from the back of his head down to his chest.

 It's usually very unruly because he is constantly grooming it, and as the fur dries, it forms into little tendrils.




 This gives Dante a very rugged, mancatly appearance.


 In this picture, you can see how Dante's mane forms an elongated oval all around his head and chest area.  Quite a leonine characteristic!




 While Dante's body fur is largely a vivid ginger, his mane is mostly dilute.


This makes him both dreamy AND creamy.  What a regal dude!