Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Dave and Food

It would be difficult to determine Dave's favorite hobby. By now, you've seen him looking out the window, and you've seen him display his prodigious napping skills. If Dave had to pick his favorite hobby of all, it would come down to napping and eating food. Dave is a big fan of food. He eats mostly cat food, but will also consume just about anything if given the chance. His main focus is on quantity. If his food bowl is empty, he is not a happy camper. Dave used to live on the mean streets of Iowa, where he didn't always have plentiful food. While he enjoys his home life, he never quite learned to trust that there will be more food for him later.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Dafe at the window

Look at this Dave. The way he looks out that window is just so intense. He does this any time something is going on outside, and frequently does so just to be prepared in case something does happen. Whether it's the mailman walking by, children making loud noises, or younger gentlemen enjoying illegal substances on the sidewalk in front of Dave's home, Dave prefers to keep an eye on things. They way he sees it, you never know when something life-changing is going to happen, so it's best to keep an eye on things. 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Looking out the window

Of all of Dave's many hobbies, looking out the window is definitely one of his favorites. Despite spending his days indoors, he knows from experience that many important events take place outside. He watches leaves fall, investigates raindrops, and observes passersby intently. If something is going to pose a threat to Dave and his kingdom, he wants to know about it as soon as possible. He subscribes to a Mad-Eye Moody style of "constant vigilance!" He has just seen and experienced too much to be complacent, and his vigilance has prepared him well for many potentially dangerous situations. For example, his recent encounter with an ice cream truck occurred when Dave was looking out the window. Who knows what could have happened if Dave had been caught unawares? 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A good angle for Dave

Dave is not a slim cat. Probably one of the defining characteristics of Dave is his non-slimness. It's OK though. Dave is still a pretty good-looking cat, and he has pretty high self-esteem. He doesn't really care what you think anyway. But if Dave did care, and was aware of the concept of photographs, this would probably be one of his favorites. Something about the rug and the way he is sitting makes him look like a younger Dave. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

King Dafe

Most of the time that Dave is not napping, his expression looks like some combination of concerned, annoyed, and alarmed. In the case seen below, he has adopted a walrus-sitting-on-a-rock pose on one of his favorite chairs. He imagines himself to be a modern-day Mufasa, keeping a watchful eye over his kingdom. He takes his Kingly responsibilities very seriously. One might ask Dave, "Why so serious?!" He lives a quiet life, where it seems that his most serious concerns are how to make more food appear and how to balance his time between hobbies like looking out the window and napping. But you don't know what Dave's eyes have seen. Maybe he has a good reason for being wary of his surroundings. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Some of the stuff Jack has to deal with

Living under the same roof as The Dafe isn't always easy. He isn't really aware of the concept of personal space, he assumes all of the food in the house is for him, and he sees every space in the house as a potential napping location for himself. Generally speaking, Dave just tends to be a major goofball. Below, you can see one such instance of Dave being a goofball. No one has any idea what this was meant to accomplish, most of all Jack. Perhaps he was just trying to warm up Jack's tail for him, but it's more likely the even Dave doesn't know what he was doing. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Dave's roommate

Dave doesn't have the house to himself, as he lives with another cat. He is named Jack. They get along well for the most part, but Jack is not always amused by Dave's napping strategies, particularly when he feels that they violate his personal space. Below, Dave can be seen employing one of his sloppier strategies, while Jack sits like a normal cat and judges Dave. With the whole couch and a variety of other napping locations available, Jack doesn't appreciate it when Dave insists on napping so close to him.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Dave's encounter with an ice cream truck

Dave is a cat of simple pleasures. He likes to have plentiful food available, likes to receive headrubs, and most of all, just wants to be able to take a nap without being disturbed. He remembers his days as an alley cat, when it wasn't so easy to nap as freely as he does now. That's why he takes napping so seriously. 

Below, you can see Dave's reaction to an approaching ice cream truck. As you can see, he was quite alarmed. And who can blame him? There was no way of knowing whether the ice cream truck was a legitimate business, or something more sinister. Dave doesn't like to talk about his experiences growing up on the mean streets of Iowa, so we can never really know what he has seen ice cream trucks do. But by the look of those eyes, it was nothing good...

Monday, November 11, 2013

Dave and ice cream cones

Dave can often be seen licking his paw as if it were an ice cream cone. In the case seen here, he does so sitting vertically, as if he were a person. It is not clear whether Dave even knows what an ice cream cone is, and in fact, one of the defining moments of Dave's life was an alarming encounter he had with an ice cream truck some time ago. However, while life has put many obstacles between Dave and ice cream cones (principally, the fact that he is a cat), we can be certain that he would enjoy one if he ever had the opportunity. 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Dave is on Twitter

You can now follow Dave on Twitter. Follow him at @DafeTheCat

Burt Reynolds Dave

In addition to employing countless strategies of napping, Dave also takes various physical forms even when he is awake. Sometimes these forms are original creations from the mind of Dave, but frequently these forms are impersonations of well-known people or objects. For example, here you can see Burt Reynolds Dave. Self-awareness? Dave has none. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Limitless napping skills

Dave's napping skills are near limitless. He certainly does not restrict himself to soft napping locations. Given the right context, Dave will nap just about anywhere. For example, as seen below, Dave is perfectly happy to spend his evening in a bathroom sink. He typically employs this strategy on hot summer nights. Some might say, "that is no place for a catnap," but Dave pays no mind to such sentiment. The way Dave sees it, he has as much right to use the sink as any other person in his home, and he'll use it in whatever way he sees fit. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

If this isn't comfort, I don't know what is

This is one of Dave's more intrusive napping strategies. Some cats can nap in ways that make them almost invisible to all but the most keen cat observers. On the other hand, Dave, while he thinks he retains some of the stealthiness that allowed him to thrive so well on the mean streets of Iowa, now frequently employs napping strategies like the one seen here. Again, comfort is priority number one for Dave. What reason would there be to live indoors if you can't nap however you please? That's what Dave thinks.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A standard napping position

Here is Dave in a standard napping position, definitely one of his more "together" styles of napping. It is important to Dave that observers understand that if he adopts a pose such as the standard pose seen here, he does so not to appear tidy or collected, but rather to be comfortable. Any overlap between comfort and appearing respectable is purely coincidental. Dave does what Dave pleases, not what others want him to do. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Enjoying a fall afternoon

Here you can see Dave enjoying one of his many hobbies. He enjoys the quiet life. He is never afraid to do what pleases him, and fancies himself a low-maintenance cat. One of his greatest strengths is napping. Indeed, his napping abilities have been described as skillful, crafty, resilient, legendary, and absolute.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


This is Dave. He is a cat and also responds to Davey, Daveycakes, and The Dafe. Among his pastimes are eating food, napping, looking out the window, looking at food, and attempting to make biscuits out of common household items. While he enjoys his current life of luxury, he sometimes misses the adventurous days he spent growing up on the mean streets of Iowa.