However, I prepared this post to show everyone this marvelous birthday gift that I received from my friend, Crazy Cat Lady Carm. She commissioned a portrait of my 3-D Cats from an artist named Susan Faye. And here are Domino, Dylan and Dante preserved for PAWSterity!
Note: Susan Faye is also selling merchandise with this image, as well as many of her other original creations at: http://www.cafepress.com/susanfaye/7305094
My three darling D’s are so-called because each of their names begins with a “D”, and they are larger than life – 3-D to the max! They are Domino, Dante and Dylan.
The first “D” to cross our doorstep was Domino, a little tuxedo ladycat with the feistiest personality I’d ever encountered. Domino had been abandoned by my son’s roommate, so rather than taking her to the shelter, I told my son to bring her to me. She was ridden with fleas and malnourished and at one year of age had already had a litter of her own. I took her to the vet as soon as possible, and she was ‘fixed’ from head to toe.
Next came Dante, who is a male red classic tabby Maine Coon. My beloved Tommy had just passed away and I wanted another red kitty, so this time I ordered one up from the Lacocoon Cattery in Lacolle, Quebec. Maine Coons are a very gentle breed, and Dante is no different. They are also very large, and Dante lived up to his genetics, reaching a maximum of 21 lbs. of solid muscle and flowing long fur.
Dylan came our way when my brother’s cat unexpectedly had five kittens. After four months, he hadn’t managed to find homes for any of them, so I took Dylan, who is a male cream tabby, and found a home for one of his sisters right next door. Dylan is very much the pesky little brother.
And the hierarchy in our home remains in the same order as their arrivals. Domino’s the boss!
|Dante rules Dylan
|Domino fearlessly rules Dante!
|A rare shot of the 3-D hierarchy from left to right: Domino, Dante and Dylan.
Long Live the 3-Ds!