Yesterday, Dante was reacting to a small dusting of snow that we had in our general area. It's just about gone now.
Since he seems to have forgotten what winter is all about, I thought I would resurrect these photos from last winter, January and February of 2009.
You see, he is well acquainted with snow. Even in the winter, we go out almost every day (as long as it's not extremely cold) to get some fresh air for half an hour or so.
Dante's little toe pads get so cold he has to lick them every few minutes.
Here he is in January when the snow was at its deepest. He's trying to keep at least one foot warm, there.
You can get an idea about how high the snowbanks were in our yard. That's our front walkway that Dante is standing on.
And Dante isn't shy to do his business in the snow. To him it's just one big white pile of kitty litter. Besides, he absolutely LOVES to dig. I've seen him dig just for the pure joy of it, at times.
Here is Dante making his deposit in the snowbank. You can see the look of concentration on his face.
Following is a very pretty series of photos of Dante doing just that! His business that is. He says "There's no business like snow business!"
I love the way these pictures turned out. Dante almost looks like he's in a white desert. The drifts of snow are so soft and flowing -- like dunes. Snow dunes! And Dante's dune it in the snow -- so there you go!
This shot shows how high the dunes really are! Dante was made for the snow, as Maine Coons are. He's such a hardy fellow. That's why I found it really funny when he complained about that very small dusting of snow just yesterday. I think these pictures have jogged his memory!
I love the over-the-shoulder smoulder in the cold white drifts!
And here's a final winter shot of Dante on the back deck, skirting the ice. He hasn't learned to skate yet, so that's entirely understandable.
Anyway, I hope you are all reassured that Dante is well-equipped to deal with life in the winter. After all, he does live in Ontario, Canada, and our winters are generally quite snowy -- though they have been milder of late.
Dante's not that furry for nothing!