Tuesday, November 14, 2017

DANTE: WHO'S STALKING WHO?

This is Dante at his most bountiful in November 2009.  These are some of the best pictures EVER taken of him.

 He has spied something over by the fence.


As it comes closer, his pupils widen as he hunkers down into stalking pawsition.


And then, suddenly, he loses sight of it!


"Ware did he go?  Ware did he go?" asked a very dismayed Dante.


"Snicker!"

Friday, November 10, 2017

DANTE AT HIS PEEK!

Here's Dante at his peak, peeking out from under the deck.  The pictures were originally taken in November of 2010 so he would have been eight years old at the time.



"Here's peekin' ...


... ACHOO!



"Ecks-cues me!"


Monday, November 6, 2017

DANTE IN NOVEMBER

These pictures are from November 2010.

 Come November the skies are generally cloudy and gray and there's a definite chill in the air.

Not to mention the wind!

Good thing Dante has his winter coat on.


Friday, November 3, 2017

DANTE: BREAKING BAD!

Here's Dante out and about in November of 2009 in his "Bad Boy" shirt.

Of course we have to break that "Bad Boy" image right here and now because Dante was always an angel ...


... even while he was still here on Earth.




His cousin Garfield, on the other hand (er paw), was a real gangsta!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

DANTE: TONED IN

Here's Dante relaxing on a bed of leaves in October 2014.

The colours in this picture are so harmonious that they are basically tone-on-tone.  Dante is at one with his surroundings.


"I definitely preFURS Earth tones" said he at the time.

Now, of course, he's toned into the entire Universe.


Thursday, October 12, 2017

DANTE: ALWAYS AUTUMN

Here's Dante in a stunning shot from October of 2012.

I applied the watercolour effect because it amplified all of the contrasts in shading which adds so much to the mood of the picture.

Dante, deep in thought, is forever captured against a background of sun-dappled fallen leaves.

PURRhaps now he's in a place of PURRpetual autumn.
It certainly would be fitting.



Sunday, October 8, 2017

DANTE: THANKSGIVING BLENDER CAT!

Here's Dante in his turkey hat from October 2014.  Canadians celebrate the end of harvest earlier than our southern neighbours because, of course, the harvest comes sooner here.  So our Thanksgiving Day is always the second Monday in October, though many folks have their celebratory dinner on Sunday instead.

Dante didn't care which day we had turkey, as long as he had his share.

Dante was always in his element at this time of year.  He fit right in with the landscape.  In fact he blended in so well (without benefit of his hat and tie) that our back yard wild life were hard pressed to locate him.  Talk about being inCATnito!


Squirrels would come out to play with no fear of a giant orange cat pouncing upon them.  Truth be told they were safe because Dante's belly was so full of roast turkey that he could barely even move.


There's nothing like the full experience of a Canadian Thanksgiving to bring one plenty (including a few extra pounds)!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

DANTE: UP FOR IT!

This is my all-time favourite photo of Dante in autumn and it goes way back to October of 2008.

That boy sure knew how to strike a pose!


Simply unbeLEAFable!

Friday, September 29, 2017

DANTE: RUFFING IT!

Dante's out on the front patio bench on a breezy September day in 2010.

 His fur coat is absolutely massive!

 The wind picks up a little and ruffles Dante's ruff which also gets his back up.


Let's face it, when you have a mane as bountiful as Dante's,
 you'll always have a 'ruff' time of it.


Friday, September 22, 2017

DANTE: AUTUMN GLORY!

Well, now it's officially Autumn 2017.  This picture of Dante, however, goes back to the Fall of 2009.

Dante always seemed in his element in the autumn.  His orange hues were accentuated by the fall colours all around him, so much that he actually glowed.

Of course Dante was a stand-out in any season, but in Fall he was truly at ease with his environment.



Monday, September 18, 2017

DANTE: YOU GOTTA BACK YOUR OWN HUNCH!

Dante's PURRusing the landscape from his PURRch in the porch chair in September of 2012.  It was a beautiful sunny day which provided a lovely light display on Dante's fur.

And happily, all was quiet on the neighPURRhood front so he could hear the birdies singing.

"I has a hunch!" remarked Dante.


"Dat's why I'm hunchin' forward."


"Yoo kin just call me da Hunchbacka No-traffic Lane."



Looks like that hunch paid off!