Spotlight Thursday – Meet Dante Alighieri

22 Dec

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!

Name:  Dante Alighieri

Age:  9 years young.  My birthday is July 16, 2007

Location:  Coral Gables, Florida

Web/Blog Page:  The Dante Diaries

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  The first time I met HER was pretty scary…SHE made it crystal clear that SHE was only providing a place for me to stay overnight until HER friends could find a home for me. SHE had lost HER darling Desdemona and HER heart was still broken…SHE wasn’t ready to accept another four-legged into HER heart. That heart of HERS was like a rock…scary!

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  Late that first night when I jumped up onto the sofa next to HER (no dogs allowed except Desdemona) and sat on Desdemona’s pillow, crossed my legs and gave HER my best “Please Love Me” face. I knew it worked when a tear ran down HER cheek and SHE said, “Tomas (that was my puppy name back then), if you’re going to live here with me, we have to change your name…you look like a Dante Aligheri to me”. And from that moment on I was Dante…and I was home!

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   When I snuck into HER home office, jumped on the chair next to HER desk and then over to HER desk to finally climbed up the book shelves to where SHE keeps HER special stuffed animals. When SHE got home, I had them all those special animals piled up in front of the door. To say SHE was upset with me is an understatement…I learned that night the meaning of DoubleGate (my own personal Solitary Confinement area when I misbehave).

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Most humans would say that I have HER wrapped around my paws…but the truth is, I have my Grandma wrapped even tighter than HER! My Grandma cannot resist my “I Love You” Face. Me and my Grandma have a special connection and we do everything together…as Grandma says: What happens at Grandma’s, stays at Grandma’s!

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  That I am a Fashionisto. I have a very extensive wardrobe and have honed my strutting abilities to not only catch the eyes of the Chiquitas but also the two-leggeds out there. But, NO, I am NOT a Fashionisto…it’s HER, all HER. SHE just loves it when I am dressed to the nines…so I “allow” HER to buy me all the cool clothes SHE wants…and then listen to HER tell me how cute I look! It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it! Bark Bark Bark!



Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!


Posted by on 12/22/2016 in Bacon, Houdini, Spotlight Thursday


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11 responses to “Spotlight Thursday – Meet Dante Alighieri

  1. easyweimaraner

    12/22/2016 at 1:41 am

    Oh who wouldn’t love you… you are the cutes pup ever… and I totally love your name, it’s so pawsome!!!

  2. Pooh And Her Pooch

    12/22/2016 at 10:09 am

    We have been a blog friend with sweet Dante for a few years. He is a sweetie and so cute. He is very loved by his mom and grandma. Hugs and nose kisses Chancy, Pooh and Mumsy

  3. Nylabluesmum

    12/22/2016 at 11:25 am

    Mee-you what a pleasure to meet you Dante doggie!!!
    You pawed yur way inn to yur Mumma an GranMumma’ss heartss an that iss PAWSUM!!!
    An yur wardrobe iss furabuluss!! I have a purpull walkin vest an now a black,gray an red winter jackit with Sherpa linin….
    LadyMum sayss mee iss a fashionista… iss not so bad reelly…mee getss ALOT of compleemintss!!! Mew mew mew….
    ***paw patsss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

    • Deborah Boza Valledor

      12/22/2016 at 1:07 pm

      So nice to meet you too! I bet you get lots of compleemintss….you are sleek and gorgeous! Bark Bark Bark!

      • Nylabluesmum

        12/26/2016 at 3:50 pm

        Mee-you Dante mee now has ^^^blushie earsss^^^….fank you fur thee compleemint!!!

  4. Genevieve Petrillo

    12/22/2016 at 5:12 pm

    You’re a beauty, D. I love all your outfits, no matter who picked them out and slipped them on you. You’re awesome. It also sounds like you know exactly how to work your face to make things happen. #madskills

    Love and licks,

  5. Ladybuggz

    12/22/2016 at 11:27 pm

    Nice outfits….but for mom only right??? I must send you Buggz’s story, he’s 14.5 yrs old and just diagnosed with Kidney disease….Only found out yesterday…..He’s a tough little guy and you’d like him Bacon! Hugs & Kisses, ladybuggz

    • Piglove

      12/23/2016 at 9:14 am

      aaww thanks pal!! XOXO – Bacon

  6. gentlestitches

    12/23/2016 at 5:20 am

    Dante, you are seriously cute. Japanese cute! Kawaii! No wonder the girls in your life spoil you! ❤

  7. Tails Around the Ranch

    12/24/2016 at 9:44 am

    Awww, sweet little Dante…you are as cute as a button!


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