Dylan's prowl, in the winter, basically consists of visiting the next-door neighbour's porch, which is an endless source of fascination.
Dante has to watch everything that is going on in the neighbourhood and will go to great lengths to do so. As we start off, you will see him standing tall on his back feet, stretching to see over the accumulated snow. There's something of interest in the not-too-distant distance!
It was a sunny day, and I had no option but to shoot into the light if I wanted to capture these images. Unfortunately, it makes them a little darker than normal.
Two mancats on the alert!
Dylan's off on his prowl while Dante stays to protect the home front from possible intruders.
The scent is strong. It's a force which beckons.
Dante's keen eyes take in all he surveys.
Dylan's sensitive nose hones in!
This bush is extremely sniffworthy. Every inch must be smelled.
Meanwhile, back at home base, Dante has shifted positions to get a more central view of the neighbourhood activities.
Aha! Dante knew it! Just wait long enough and the intruders come to you!
It's the end of another day's hard work. It's not easy being a mancat, you know.
Dylan, too, returns home, but his nose never rests. Such is the lot of a mancat!
I feel so very safe with Dante's keen oversight of our property, and Dylan's sharp nose for trouble. What would I ever do without them?