Thursday, January 24, 2013


Dante's outside again, taking shelter in the basket chair on the porch.   However, just like some folks who take a plunge in icy waters for sport, Dante is preparing to take a bath 'al FURResco'!  The fact that it's winter only heightens its allure.

This is the "BEFORE" shot.  Dante's already looking pretty clean, but that urge to wash up just won't quit!

 Here's the "DURING".  While ENDURING the cold, Dante doesn't hold back in spite of it (or should I say in SPIT of it!).

 And here is the "AFTER", or "AFTERMATH" as I like to call it.  Dante's already doing the calculations in his head.

"256,923!" says Dante.  "Is da numbah of furs dat I licked.  Now duzn't I look good?"

It seems that not only is Dante indeed a handsome mancat, but he's also a mathematical genius.  He may not  be a "Rainman", but he's a "Mainemancat" AFTER all.

NOTE:  You may recall in the movie "Rainman" that when a box of toothpicks was dropped, Ray could count in his head, in seconds, how many were on the floor and what was left in the box.  Dante, our "Maineman Cat" can count each individual hair that has passed by his tongue while he was licking it.  And believe me, there's lots and lots of hairs to count!


Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...


da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood...knot onlee da ya look good now but we gotta give ya headbonks...ow....N high paws... coz we canna count pass 5!!!

Brian's Home Blog said...

You are looking mighty fine Dante!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Watch out, Dante, all those freshly washed furs are going to freeze now that they're wet and out in the cold!

Unknown said...

Did any of those hairs freeze?

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

sooo handsome!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Drat we were one fur out of the right total - can we watch you again?
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Marg said...

That is one bunch of hair that you have all clean Dante. Are you sure you got them all. You do look so very clean. Take care.

Mollie said...

Oh youz so handsome, I love the picture that moves, that's so cool :) Same here, we miscounted..MOL xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

Are there enough numbers to count up to how many furs you have, Dante? Nothing like a cold bath.