These are pictures of Dante from July 2012. I noticed that every year around this time his fur would thicken and what appeared to be his 'winter coat' would come in.
I always figured his biological clock for the year was off-kilter or something, because ideally his coat should thin out over the summer.
But no, this happened year after year, after year. It would begin to thin out in mid-January (which again doesn't make sense) and by Spring it was the thinnest it ever got, although he was always a fluffy cat no matter what season -- it was all in the degree.
It's just that the degree didn't match up with the degrees Fahrenheit (or Celsius for that matter). He was definitely off-season.
So, I thought that Dante was merely an anomaly among Maine Coons, until this year when our one-year old Dani began to exhibit the same trait. To see how she looks now just go to:
It's a good thing he had a sunny disPAWSition!