Friday, November 2, 2007

Formerly Feral Friday

Dante here! Since writing my Frakenkitty story, I have been thinking about how much this cat's life has changed in the last year and a half. I mean, look at how far I have come! This was me on the day Mommy and Daddy brought me home to live with the Captain and the Doggies.

Ignore that ugly couch behind me. It was a freebie from Nana and Granpa's antique business.

Didn't I look like I hurt and ached? I did trust me. Everything hurt. But look at me now!!!

I have a pirate captain for a brother and I am the First Cat on his crew. Jack even gave me the kitty pirate name "Dante Barbossa" and I think it's really cool and catchy sounding - and menancing too ! It instills fear in all catnip boat captains that hear it!! The picture shows us practicing our paw to paw combat technique for use when boarding the Temptation ship.
I have a bathroom to protect and a doggie to hang out with (I guess Samwise is okay - I tolerate him at least).

I even have a desk I can sit at and contemplate writting the first Great American Kitty Novel, just like Ernest Hemmingway (Mommy says Hemmingway loved kitties. She and Daddy went to his house in Key West and met all of the Hemmingway Cats a few years ago).

But most importantly, I have a warm soft place to sleep in a house where my humans love me. They even put this quilt here on the back of this couch because they know that I love to sleep here while Daddy is on the computer behind me. Ah! I love my humans!!


Tybalt said...

Dante, I am so glad Captain Jack took you on his ship! You are a handsome ginger mancat and a fierce pirate. I know your mommy and daddy feel lucky to have found you. Great story!

Dragonheart said...

Dante, I am so glad you found a wonderful Forever Home. :) It is wonderful that Captain Jack, and your mom and dad, took you aboard. :)

DEBRA said...


WE are so furry happy that you are on Capt'n Jack's ship as first matie. YOU make a great addition to the crew. WE love fine ginger kitties like look just like my brofur Ping, he sorta a pirate (argh me matie) too.


Gemini said...

I am so happy you have such a good home now! You deserve it!

Cat Naps in Italy said...

Ciao Guys! Awww, humans are wonderful creatures. We are so happy to you found nice ones to take care of you. You look so much happier these days!

Wishing you the best!
Opus and Roscoe

ps. Did you know that Dante is the name of Italy's BEST poet????? There are streets all over the place with YOUR name on it! Dante died and is in a tomb in a town near ours (Ravenna). How cool is THAT name??!!!

The Meowers from Missouri said...

we are furry glad that you joined cap'n jack an' his beans. our mom read us the frankenkitty story an' all our eyes leaked dreffully for your fear and pain. we are so glad that there are good beans in the world who care! we are sorry you were losted, but SO happy you are home at last. we love you!!

(an' yes, there was real cream in the coffee nitro swiped!)

Karen Jo said...

Dante, I am so glad that you found a good forever home with Captain Jack and the beans and the woofies. I read your Frankenkitty story and you really had a rough time of it. I am so glad that you are fine now.

The Crew said...

Dante, you are one lucky guy to have found such a great forever home. I'm second in command at our house too!

Max S

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

Thanks for visiting our bloggie! We love to make new friends. We are so happy that you gotted a really good forever home. You are one lucky mancat!

Daisy said...

Dante the change from the before photo to the after photo is miraculous. And it is not just the physical healing, either. I can see that your soul is at ease now that you have found your Forever home.

Mickey said...

When I see you all beat up and see you now,i know you are in the right home.You are a lucky cat to have found the perfect family!!

The Meezers said...

wow Dante, you shur haf changed so much from that ferst pikshur. It's amazing what love will do!

Derby said...

Goodness, you look like you had a furry rough early part of your life. your coat is gone in places.

So happy that you have a wonderful home now, safe and loved.

TT said...

Dante, I am so glads you founds your furever home!

I still loves how you winks.

Chairman Mao said...

Awww, Dante -- that's so heartwarming! You are a wunnerful ginger mancat and I am so glad that you have a wunnerful homewith a Momma and Daddy who love you!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Oh Dante, I am so happy that you have such a wonderful and loving family! Your story really moved me. You look so happy and healthy and content, my friend.

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

Kimo & Sabi said...

Sounds like a god life!

Pet's are 4 Life said...

ohh, sounds likes you had a rough starts!! But you certainly have taken advantage of your cuteness and fierceness to secure a great home!
We noticeds your quilt, do you know the kitty named Millie? Her momma makes kitty sized quilts!! They are very beautiful and perfect for kitties!!!!

Napoleon and the gang

Nikita said...

What a great story!

Seeing you brings back memories of my kittenhood, and of the one I called "The Old Man".

Why? Because you look like him, and seeing you all beat up makes me think that this is what he might have looked like after one of the fights he got into over the years that he was an outdoor cat, and would come home to Daddy to lick his wounds. ;-D

I only knew him for a few months before he passed on, but he taught me a lot.

Thanks, BTW, for stopping by my place yesterday! ;-D

Skeeter And LC said...

It is thrillin how much you guys look like us. Yet we is backyard mouse hunters an you is pirates! WOW!

Skeeter and LC

Parker said...

Dante - we here in O Hi O know how it is to become a beloved member of a family after a very rough start in life. We are so happy for you! You are wonderful!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwww this is such a nice post. You are certainly looking much happier. I remember when your mommy sent me the first photos of you.
Now you look so very content. Puuuurrrsss to you all!

jenianddean said...

You are lucky to have a great Mom and Dad and the Captain and Samwise. I really like that classic typewriter ... that's how the real writers do it! (Mom and Dad are big Hemmingway fans, too...)

michico*Adan said...


You was hurt so so badly, but right now you have a forever home, and you are healthy now. That is very very great~! I am so so happy for you~!!!!!!!


Cat Naps in Italy said...

Hey guys! Just wanted to invite you guys to our pizza party today! Should be a lot of fun, hope you can stop by for a slice or two of pizza!

Opus and Roscoe

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

You are certainly a lucky kitty to have lived through all of that and come out on top in a great furrever home where your humans love you!

Sunny's Mommy said...

Poor Dante. You were really in bad shape when they brought you home. Look at how healthy and happy you are now :-) All it takes is finding your forever family. I wish all cats had that.

The Cat Realm said...

Dante - you made it! I am so happy you found these great humans and wonderful companions! Now you can just enjoy!!!