Thursday, February 11, 2010

DANTE: BACK IN THE OUTBACK

It's been a couple of months since Dante has been able to roam about freely in the back yard.  Up until recently, the deck and its benches were completely covered in snow.  Now there has been some melting, and Dante and his furblings can walk around the edges of the deck and sit on the benches without risking a cold butt.

This has also spurred Dante on to get right back out there and explore the entire outback.  After all, who knows what might have changed since he last did his rounds.

So here's King Dante on his venture to reclaim his domain.

First, Dante must test out the benches to make sure they have withstood the ravages of winter.


Then he bravely goes where no cat has gone since last November.


Got to check out the patio set.  It looks like some of the chairs were overturned by those wild wintery blasts!  (Good thing the set is weatherproof!) 


"Hello tree --  I've missed you so!"


"Mom, get a good shot of me with my tree -- it's been long time, no see!"

"Must check for any possible damage -- nope, it seems fine.  It was just taken aback, that's all.  It's going to need a little recovery time, though."


Dante must walk with care because the snow could collapse at any moment.

"Hey you!  Ya, I'm talkin' to you!  Make it another good one, OK?  My reputation is on the line, here."


Mission accomplished.  It's just a short trek back.


And here he is -- back where he started, but now Mom has sprinkled some peanuts for those pesky squirrels.  No wonder they keep coming back for more!

Everything has checked out A-OK, except for the traumatized chair.  And Spring will soon take care of that!


20 comments:

Noll's Nip said...

I am glad you got to visit with your tree, if only for a moment!

P.S., as handsome as efur!

Milo said...

That ginger boy is gorjuss!

PS: Dommy ~ I can't wait for our hot date on Valentine's day. be sure to come over to our blog on the 14th and 15th ('cos on the 15th there will be photos of our date!!!)

Milo xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

8GR8LOLCATS said...

Dante in the OUTBACK! What a PURRfect place for some nice exercise and FUResh air!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

So glad you got to rendevous with your tree again! And glad the only bad thing was that overturned chair! You are the King of your domain!

Jacqueline said...

Glad you got to check out the yard, Dante=you are absolutely gorgeous in the snow (ok, everywhere!)...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Simba said...

Nice 'sploing of the deck, Dante. I see you did sit down in the snow, though - you are a very hardy guy.

Sammy and Andy said...

YAY!!!!!!!! We are so happy you got to visit with your tree. And even happier that all seemed well in your domain. xxxxxxxxx

chezcat1970 said...

We're glad everything is OK in the outback.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Dante I think you are very brave to be checking out your yard when there is still so much snow. I hope your toes stay warm!

Elin said...

U are handsome, nice to meet you :)

One Cats Nip said...

Yay! Dante is back outside!!!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Dante it is great you are so well designed for the cold, wintry weather - I bet your mom and the other kitties are glad you can go and check up on things!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Dante, you set the bar high for us maine coon men.

Angel and Kirby said...

THe big guy checking out his domain!

Eric and Flynn said...

Glad you were able to get out and about again Dante. You looked very handsome getting reacquainted with your tree.

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Glad you got to go out today. This has been a long winter huh?

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

We are glad you took us on your walkabout, but our little toes would freeze out there cuz we has no furrs on them!

Fin said...

You look handsome in any surroundings...

Anonymous said...

Hey magnificant dante.. bw, are you not whereing a harness now?

Misha said...

I don't think Dante could ever get a cold butt with that much floof!