Wednesday, November 18, 2009

THURSDAY IN THE GARDEN WITH DANTE




So, it's Thursday again, and although Dante is in charge of fertilization, for the most part, he has a few other duties around the yard as well. Our neighbours have also hired him as a consultant, because Dante can test their soil and gauge exactly what is needed for their plants to weather the winter to come.


Here is Dante sniffing their bushes. He can tell by their scent how healthy they are. He seems to approve of these ones.


Here, Dante is checking out a hole that he has found in their foundation where vermin are known to hide. I'm sure he'll make recommendations in his report about this. Likely some repairs are warranted.



Next, Dante is smelling the almond bush. In the spring it is very pretty with pink flowers. He thinks this will need some more fertilization before the snow comes, but he will only offer his recommendations, not his fertilizing services. Only we have the distinct honour of benefitting from his own personal brand of fertilizer.


Dante thinks this particular bush has been cut back way too much, and may not survive. However, once he writes up his report along with his suggestions, it will have a better chance -- as long as the neighbours heed his wisdom.

Hey, maybe as well as being a Society of Feline Gardeners, they can be a group of consultants, too! After all, they have a common concern about the health of the environment.

Until next time, this is the Secretary of Fertilization signing off.

14 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am certain that if everyone takes the advice of their cats they will have fine gardens indeed!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Heehee, oh Dante, I hope the neighbors give you tuna to thank you for all your good work!!

Fambly kittens said...

He should have his own show on HGTV! They're always looking for new stars!

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Excellent garden points to consider. Can he tell how cold da winter will be from da floofiness of his awesome mancoat?

The Monkeys said...

Nice tips, Dante! We don't have a garden, but we think you're probably right!

8GR8LOLCATS said...

I applaud Dante for his GREEN behavior! Not only is he FURtilizing the garden... He isn't wasting cat litter in the litterbox either... Mom doesn't have to scoop it! Al Gore should give him a GREEN-LIVING AWARD!

Elizabeth and Connor said...

Wow, what a cool job! Where do we sign up for it and how much does it pay? What, Mama? We're too pampered to know what to do outside? We're cats--we can do anything! MOL!

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

Secretary of Fertilization... hehehehe. Ah, those were the days when we were allowed Outside to do some fertilizing!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

A very thorough job, Dante!

Cory said...

I can see that there is definitely a market for our services Dante! I don't know if I would recommend fixing the place where the mousies hide out...sounds like a wonderful place to hang out and make yourself useful and get a snack too!

purrrs,

Jonesie

Cats in trees said...

May we recommend a fig tree? Great for climbing and sleeping in.

Harry Spotter said...

You are too funny! Great garden .

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Dante is such a great gardener! I wish my kitties were able to help me garden but I think they are as bad at is as I am.

Cat with a Garden said...

You did a thorough review of their yard, Dante. What do they pay you for your work? Mousies?