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!





Friday, September 15, 2017

DANTE GIVES AN ASSIST

This is Dante on the front patio in September 2010.

He is communing with the environment and admiring the beauty of the season.  
Then he decides that Mother Nature needs a little help, so ...


... he climbs the tree and shakes the branches.



The actions of a true beLEAFer!


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

DANTE: TIME FOR A CHANGE

This is Dante in the back yard in September 2012.


The wind is ruffling Dante's munificent mane as he turns his attention to something behind him. With the season about to change ...


... it must be the sound of all those clocks ticking!


Thursday, September 7, 2017

DANTE: OUT OF THE SHADOWS

This is Dante in the back yard in early September 2014.


The leaves from the trees filtered out most of the sunlight except for some which illuminated Dante's beautiful face.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime shot, methinks!



Shine on, Dante my love!

Friday, September 1, 2017

DANTE: TICKLED PINK!

Here's Dante in September 2014, trying to bridge the gap between summer and fall.



He didn't want to get into darker colours just yet, so he chose the transitional (and some would say more feminine) pink.  Dante in pink only serves to enhance his mancatliness, however.

His dusty pink felt fedora with gray band and feathers is more suited to the cooler weather, while his pink, white and black striped bowtie gives him a rather cheerful appearance.

Never was there a mancat more dappurr and dashing -- or, as it turns out -- more tickled pink!

(Note:  Hat feathers come in handy if you, too, are desirous of a good old-fashioned tickle.)



"Duck feddahs ain't too bad eithah!"


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

DANTE: MY MANE MAN

Here's Dante in the late summer of 2009.

You might say Dante's in full flower as much as the ones beside him.  His mane at this time of year is as fabulous as it gets.

It's not fur nothin' that I used to call him "My Mane Man"!


Thursday, August 17, 2017

DANTE PREPARED

From August 2014, here's Dante in the front garden.

Dante has planted himself by his favourite weigela bushes which are in their second bloom at this time of year.


And August is the time when Dante typically floofed up to the max in preparation for the winter months.  He always like to be prepared well in advance --  like the good boy scout he was.


"Just in case yoo finds yoorself in the middle of snowhere"  he would say.



Thursday, August 10, 2017

DANTE: THE POWER OF PINK

In these pictures from August 2010, Dante was definitely in the 'pink'.

 He never felt better than when he was outdoors in his garden.


And it was a purrfect foil for a creature of his august stature.



Here's to the power of pink!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

DANTE ON THE DOUBLE!

More from August 2010, here's Dante X 2!


There's nothing quite like a double dose of Dante, is there?  Bestill my heart.




And, you can always ask for more.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

DANTE DELIGHT!

These are pictures of Dante in August 2010.  He is standing underneath the tree in the front yard with the light filtering through the leaves overhead.

There's a definite aura about him. 


It must be his sunny disPAWSition.






Tuesday, July 25, 2017

DANTE OFF KILTER!

This is Dante in the front yard in July 2010.


 He's wearing his bright orange shirt with black stripes and 'trim'.


"Fanks fur sayin' dat Mama.  I feels very trim wen I'm in it."

Yes Dante, it's quite slimming indeed.


But then, so is his kilt!