Friday, August 28, 2015


Dante was just lying on the front patio next to the house.  The sun, at various angles, created some interesting shots which I turned into watercolour images ...

... and now they are captured forever!

Thursday, August 27, 2015


It's that time of year when Dante's fur gets even thicker.  And this is just the beginning of what is the polar opposite of thinning!

 Dante is constantly grooming his mane and, as you can see, the wet tendrils tend to curl and end up  tangled in his long-haired bib.

 And here he is with his magnificent tail fanned out behind him.  I guess that makes him his own biggest fan!

 You can clearly see how Dante's mane is puffing out ...

 ... all around his head ...

 ... and chest!

I would even dare to say that Dante's simply D-Luscious!  N'est-ce-PAW?

Fall is definitely on its way!

Sunday, August 16, 2015


Dante has some interesting poses.

 Here he is lying on his side and staring off into the wild blue yonder.

 And this is the flip side where he is looking homeward.

 Sometimes he just curls up and into himself.

And sometimes he is a completely open book!

And then every once in a while he closes it and sleeps on top of the book.
He certainly speaks 'volumes' even when he's unconscious!

Friday, August 14, 2015


When Dante's had enough of being outdoors, he lies right beside the patio door to signal someone (that would be me) that he wants in.

 At first, he is very patient and just waits quietly.

 But after awhile he starts to get a little temPURRmental!

 He puts that pleading look on his face.

 And then really ramps it up!
  "Please, oh please, oh please let me in!"

And finally, he just gets fed up and says "Oh, c'mon already -- how much does it take to just open da door?"

So, to save the screen door a thrashing, I did.