This is Dante. He is a stunning classic red tabby Maine Coon cat. Marc found Wendy’s website. Dante lives with Wendy and Wendy photographs Dante a lot, thankfully. He is extremely photogenic. As he lives in Canada, we get to see a red tabby Maine Coon against the crisp white snow. This makes for interesting photography. Textured white is a nice background for this cat.
Although Canada has quite hot weather too. It has four distinct seasons, which is something I like. We don’t get that so much in the UK.
“Dante was born at the Lacocoon Cattery in Lacolle, Quebec, Canada on January 15, 2002. He is a classic red tabby Maine Coon currently weighing in at 21 lbs. He is officially registered as “Lacocoon Dante”….(Wendy, his human companion).
Wendy is retired from initially working for the Canadian Federal Government and then lately Oracle Corporation. She lives in Ontario, Canada.
“Classic red tabby” means the tabby coat that results in swirls and blotches instead of spots. There is a little bit of white on the chin but this is normal for a red tabby. Wendy tells me that “The standard red classic is red fur against a cream background…” thanks for that Wendy.
I think the tabby coat suits a Maine Coon perfectly because it is the most common coat and Maine Coons come from moggie stock in Maine. Although we cannot call Dante’s coat common. It is very special.
Some people refer to “red tabby” as “yellow” or “orange’. It does not matter. You’ll find that cat breeders probably prefer “red” as it is a word that refers to the genetics more accurately.