Today is Dante's ninth birthday! The time sure has gone fast.
In celebration of his life, here are some pictures starting from the very beginning back in 2002.
Here's Dante and his littermates having lunch on his Mommy, Eleanor (Lacocoon Eleanor Rigby).
Dante's one of the red ones, of course.
In this shot you'll find Dante at the top of the heap -- with his mouth open!
One of baby Dante's first solo photoshoots!
Dante at the Lacocoon Cattery waiting for his new Mommy and Daddy to come and pick him up.
Dante in his new furever home -- just chillaxin'!
Around six months old, his tail was bigger than the rest of him!
Dante's formal portrait at one year old. He finally grew into that tail!
A fully mature Dante in fine coat!
Here's Dante in SPRING, ready to spring into action!
Dante in SUMMER -- even outshines the flowers!
Dante in FALL, just fiddling around!
Dante's a true lion in WINTER!
Kung Fu Dante at the ready!
Bad Boy Dante's looking good!
Supermancat Dante's ready to save the world!
Dante and his cousin the lion have lots in common, not least of which is that abundant mane!
Then there's those magnificent 'tocks, although they're hard to see beneath all that floof!
And here's Dante today -- just as handsome after all these years! Something tells me the best is yet to come.
MY DARLING DANTE!!!
Now, Dante, Dylan and Domino are all heading over to Gracie's Mad Hatter Party
, because it's Gracie's birthday, too! Why don't you join us all there for one big celebration?