Dada had always wanted a BMW and in 2012 he got one. It was second-hand and a 2009 model, but had low mileage and he loved it!
As if the car wasn't enough Dada and Dante got some BMW purraphenalia, too. They are both wearing BMW-branded shirts!
Dante always preferred Dada's rougher petting to mine, although I'm sure he appreciated my more gentle touch as well.
I put together the birthday card, above, on the computer, and wrote a poem. Here is just one of the verses:
"At least you have the memories of
Our Dante and his kitty love
He was such a remarkable cat
Who delighted in your manly pat"
Dante gave his Dada and I the best gift possible -- fourteen and a half years of pure joy and wonder! And his pictures enable us to keep that joy and wonder in PURRpetuity.