Thursday, January 13, 2011


It snowed again since last week, enough to serve as an icy backyard litterbox for our Secretary of Fertilization of the Society of Feline Gardeners (aka Dante). 

And as there is nothing else to be done in the garden, in these winter months, Dante once again does what he does best.  At least he's picturesque while he's doing it!

One thing I've noticed is that Dante's red fur looks even redder these days against the white of the snow. 

Dante surveys the vast snowscape that is his litterbox garden.

Off he goes into the wild, white yonder!

A gust of wind whips his tail fiercely about, but Dante 'stands fast'!
(Stands fast = A quickie)

And then he settles down to business.  (Please don't be dismayed by any bits of brown you may notice -- they are just leaves left from autumn.)

Even while attending to the call of nature, Dante poses masterfully for the camera.

He is a PURRfect representative of his breed.  There's nothing quite like the sight of a Maine Coon in his natural habitat.

And no job is complete without the cover-up!

Even if you make a bigger mess in the PURRocess!

Red on white -- what a sight!

After a job well done, Dante takes off at high speed.  Here I've caught him just springing into action!
"O if only I cud weelly SPRING into ackshun", he says.  "But dat is still moar dan two monfs away!"

So, there's nothing to be done but wait, and plan for the day when the garden will be more than just a litterbox once more.


Anonymous said...

That was amazing! Dante looks like a wildcat on the frozen tundra! Love the butt shot, too!

Kea said...

We love that leap! Great capture!

And we never get over how Dante will go outside like that, even in the cold. We always come in to our litter boxes, regardless of the weather!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Have these mums got no shame - fancy taking pics of you in your white litter box - we'll start a petition for no filming of calls of nature to be allowed.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Looking good Dante! I think your garden is way too cold for us though!

Amy & the house of cats said...

Dante you are looking handsome as always! And we love that second picture when you are walking, and you have that white snow on your back paw - is it just a wonderful picture!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

That is incredible! I never knew that kitties would cover their "business" with the snow like a litter box!

Dante looks less than thrilled to have his private time disturbed though!

He is quite a handsome cat! I love his expressions!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

WOW! Yoo still have tons of snow Dante! But yoo're looking good!

Purrfect Haven said...

the snow brings memories flooding back and you look great in it. Love Darcy, Bingley and Helen xxx

8GR8LOLCATS said...

Dante you are in your element. I can never decide whether you are more gorgeous against the white snow, the brown dirt, the green grass, the fallen leaves, PURRched on some FURniture- I guess you are a mancat for all seasons and venues!!!

Karen Jo said...

I love the pictures of you in the snow, Dante. You look very handsome. Happy Birthday!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Saturday 15th January: Happy Birthday sweet boy ~ we hope yoo have a wonderful day!

Love Milo and Alfie and our Mom xxx

Cat with a Garden said...

Great pictures of you in the snow, Dante. You really stand out with your wonderful fur colour.

Kea said...

We came to wish Dante a happy birthday (Saturday)! We hope he's going to have a fabulous celebration!

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Dante, you are just magnificient in that snow!

It's your birthday today, so here's to you, handsome one! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!

Marg said...

Great pictures of you in the snow Dante even doing your business. Love the take off. That was well done. I am finished, let me out of here. Have a great week end.

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

You handsome coons are really built for the outdoors!

The Monkeys said...

Happy Birthday, Dante! You are such a handsome boy! Just say the word and we'll be over with lots of treats!