ILLUMINATING FACT #1: DANTE IS A DADDY'S BOY!
I must say, this is quite appropriate because Dante's Dada is a shining light in his life. He's there for Dante through winter, spring, summer and fall. Witness ...
"Dada sits outside wif me in wintah. He keeps a watchful eye on me", says Dante.
"Dada makes sure I am dressed nice an' warm for walks in da snow.!
ILLUMINATING FACT #2: DAD HOLDS DANTE UNDER HIS ARM BECAUSE HE'S TOO BIG TO CARRY ANY OTHER WAY.
"Dada is holdin' me up for da camerah. No mattah wot, I feels verreh secure in his hands."
ILLUMINATING FACT #3: DADDY HAS TO FETCH DANTE WHEN IT'S TIME TO GO INSIDE. DANTE LOVES TO BE OUTSIDE SO MUCH, HE TENDS TO RESIST.
And speaking of resistance ...
"Bein' wif Dada is a verreh movin' exPURRience!"
"Dada an' me has sunshine on our sholdahs. If dis isn't illuminatin', I doan know wot is!"
"I helps Dada by snoopervisin' him. It's MY garden aftah all -- even in da Fall."
"Dada takes me to da vet. I mus' admit I'm a liddle nervous, but Dada makes me feel safe no mattah where I am."
"Here's Dada lifting me up on da examinin' table. He reassures me dat efurryfin will be fine. An' it was!"
ILLUMINATING FACT#4: DANTE LIKES TO GO SHOPPING AT THE PETSMART WITH HIS DAD.
"Dada takes efurry opPURRtunity to gives me a scwatch. It's always a liddle ruff -- jus' da way I likes it!"
"Here's Dada helpin' me open a package from wun of my friends. He always helps me do wot I cant do fur myself."
"I jus' loves Crismouse mornin' wif my Dada. I gets lotsa hugs an' cuddles -- as well as new toys an' treats!"
"My Dada is a kooky kinda guy! He even walks in da rain wif a kittycat umbrella! He knows dat cats cum frum a long line a Kings."
ILLUMINATING FACT #5: DANTE HAS TRAINED HIS DAD TO DO HIS BIDDING.
It started with Dante leading his Dad to his food dish where he would beg for more. If there was some left in the dish, Dad would just say "Lotsa food, Dante", and when Dante would take a bite, Daddy would praise him. "That's a good boy, Dante -- good boy!".
So, now it has become a ritual. If there is no food left, of course Daddy must fill up the bowl again, but if not, Daddy must stay and watch him eat! Either way, Dante has his full attention.
If Dante wants out, he will howl until his Daddy comes to let him out. Dante can be quite demanding and has trained Daddy to respond quickly.
So, Happy Father's Day to one great cat daddy. Dante and Dada are quite the pair -- practically insePURRable!
As for the Illuminating Blog Award, I bequeath it to anyone who hasn't already received it. Just snag it, and tell us five illuminating facts about yourselves. May the sun shine on you in PURR-PET-uity!