Friday, December 18, 2009


Christmas is less than a week away now, but Dante has been allowed to open one of his presents early. Just look at his new Christmas sweater! Isn't it a beautiful colour?

Dante actually likes his sweater and will even wear it indoors. What he isn't liking at the moment is the cold temperatures outside. We've been in a bit of a deep freeze lately.

Dante actually doesn't mind the snow at all, as we've shown earlier this week. Here he is coming back from a short walk with Daddy. We put on his scarf for a little extra added warmth. It's actually funny how much smaller Dante looks when his floofiness is all covered up and encased in wool.

As soon as he could, Dante headed back to the doorstep to make sure I get the idea to open the door and let him in. I wasn't quite finished with my photoshoot yet, though.

So, poor baby had to be patient and wait for mommy to finish! By the way you may notice this strange cat sculpture and plant in the background. These are both courtesy of my good friend Debbie. The cat was last year's Christmas gift, and the plant (which Walter calls a "giant Chia pet") was this year's Christmas gift. Apparently, this plant, which is basically grasses, is encased in cement which keeps it alive in any kind of weather, with little or no moisture (just like a Chia pet!). It is supposed to stay outside all year long, and is dormant at the moment, but will become very green and lush when spring arrives again. Cool, huh?

Daddy took a picture of the back of Dante's new sweater so everyone could see the lovely reindeer and Christmas tree pattern.

Here's a close-up of Dante in his red scarf, looking rather sauve, I think.

Dressed like this, he could pass as one of Santa's elves!!!

Finally, with this last plaintive look, I succumbed to pressure and let Dante back in the house. He had been extremely patient and I let him know what a good boy he was and how much I love him. He always gets lots of hugs and kisses while taking off the apparel.

That begs the question, does this qualify as "gay apparel"?

If so, I guess we could change the lyrics of the classic carol "Deck the Halls" for Dante as follows:

"Dante in his gay apparel
Fa la la la la la la la la
Troll, the old one we call Carol
Fa la la la la la la la la

Gave to him this Yuletide treasure
Fa la la la la la la la la
More for laughs than for his pleasure
Fa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

He's decked out like some old Trolly
Fa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
What's fun for us is Dante's folly
Fa la la la la la la la la

But Dante's got it all together
Fa la la la la la la la la
He's decked out for wind and weather
Fa la la la la la la la la

And that old Troll, the one named Carol
Fa la la la la la la la la
Gave away her warm apparel
Fa la la la la la la la la

Dante told her "Yule regret it"
Fa la la la la la la la la
Now she's cold and can't forget it
Fa la la la la la la la la

Once inside the Yule log's burning
Fa la la la la la la la la
Dante's heart for Trolls is turning
Fa la la la la la la la la

"Yule come on in and join us, Carol"
Fa la la la la la la la la
Welcome all, both tame and feral
Fa la la la la la la la la

Deck our halls with boughs of holly
Fa la la la la la la la la la
Then all together, we'll be jolly
Fa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"

And they had the last laugh, together! Troll and Maine Coon were one in spirit -- and nice and toasty warm, to boot!


SeaThreePeeO said...

MOL! we love the song as well as Dante's scarf and new sweater!

Milo and Alfie said...

Dante looks fabulous in his sweater and scarf! We love them! And we think it is very sensible in cold weather to wrap up warm! Mom said: Dante is ADORABLE!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Dante looks very smart in his sweater and scarf. He must be toasty warm.

8GR8LOLCATS said...

I'm feeling the Christmas spirit with Dante! Falalalalalala!!! He's such a good sPURRt!

One Cats Nip said...

Dante looks so sophisticated in his sweater and scarf! Love the song too!!!

Rusty said...

I like your sweater, Dante. But, I've decided I need BOOTS! I don't like the snows, they make my feet wet and cold so I'm staying inside until they go away.

Elizabeth and Connor said...

We loved your song; Dante looks so handsome in his sweater, but goodness he can really look sad when he wants something, doesn't he?

Quill and Greyson said...

You look very stylish Dante, as always.

Cats in trees said...

We don't know about gay, but we do know he looks very happy wearing his sweater and scarf. That's the most important thing. Also very nice that he could have this present early, he can really use it now.
And we really love the cat sculpture.

Lisa + current cat said...

Dante certainly does look absolutely suave and manly in his scarf and sweater. Baby is swooning.

The Florida Furkids said...

Dante looks quite handsome and festive in his Christmas Sweater!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

GLOGIRLY said...

What a wonderful post!
Love the sweater,
Love the song,
Love Dante!

(Glogirly's cat)

Marlene said...

I love Dante and his outfits! His little look was just precious too. Ah, to have such a boy in your life, what a blessing :D

Miss Camille Suzanne said...

Oh, my dearest, come to me and I will wrap you in my white PURRfection to keep you warm.

Miss Camille Suzanne

SuziQCat said...

Dante looks great in anything he wears! I love the new lyrics to the song...fantastic!

Lisa Kolosey said...

Wonderful!!! {clap, clap, clap} I love the jolly take on the old song and Dante's great facial expressions of patience. Have a warm and happy holiday!
~Lisa Co9T