Thursday, April 15, 2010


Not only does Dante do a terrific job at fertilizing the garden, but he also serves as garden inspector and garden ornament, as well.  Last week we showed you, yet again, his fertilizing techniques.

This week, you will see that he visits every corner of the garden to see what needs tending -- and he certainly finds what he's looking for.

He also stops to adorn the garden in different spots, and allows me to take pictures to immortalize his efforts.  Dante specializes in wandering garden ornamentation.  He's thinking of going into business and renting out his services, too.  Do any of you need to spice up your garden with a bit of ginger splendour?

Behold the gallery of photos of Dante, Gorgeous in the Garden.

Dante reports that Daddy really needs to plant some grass seed, here.  He's already fertilized the area, so it should be good to go.

This is an ornamental shot.  Dante makes anything look better, even a yard full of dirt.

Dante shows exactly where the seeding needs to take place by outlining the boundary between the existing grass and the bare sod.  Doing double duty, he is also very handsome while performing this task.  Mom is even using this shot currently, as her desktop background.

This shot could be an ad for Dante's future business as garden decor for rent!

Here, Dante is checking out the other side of the yard.  He notes that the day lillies are doing quite well, but there's lots of general clean-up to do in the garden bed. 

Dante has transported himself to the back of the garden this time.  Daddy really needs to get out his rake and clean up the lawn.  And in the garden, he needs to pull out the old dead plants from last year to tidy it up.  

Dante strikes yet another ornamental pose to great effect.

Can you see the look of dismay on Dante's face?  Daddy really needs to get busy cleaning up this garden.  Dante can only do so much to make it look good, and at this point it's not enough!

How's this?  If you focus on Dante, you don't notice the mess too much.  He tends to draw your attention.  Great move, Dante!

And finally, Dante takes a rest after his inspection.  He's added everything that needs to be done to his report, so his Daddy can't say he didn't know about it.  The only thing in the way now is Daddy's tendency to procrastinate.

All Dante wants to know now is, how many of you out there might be interested in renting his services as a garden ornament for a day?
(Note:  Of course, he'll do it for free for his lady love Miss Camille Suzanne anytime she wants.)

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Kea said...

Of course Dante is welcome in our garden--such as it is--anytime. He'd look better than anything else our human has out there right now!

P.S. We notice that only "daddy" apparently has a long list of things to do in the yard. Not mom too? ;-)

Sammy and Andy said...

You are definitely GORGEOUS in the garden and anywhere else you are, Dante. xxxxxxxxx

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We would love to have a beautiful Dante in our garden for the day. Of course, we would need a garden too! But he would certainly brighten up the deck!!

Anonymous said...

You are a Gorgeous Gardener! Mom says you came come give her some pointers anytime!

Anonymous said...

We don't have a garden, but we'd gladly rent Dante anyway!

AttieCattie said...

my mommeh's little garden could use a bit of ginger sprucing... it is looking VERREH sad just now.

Cory said...

Oh! Dante is welcome in our garden any day, any time...any place he wants to wander and pose. Jonesie would be thrilled and Ginger might be well behaved!

Jacqueline said...

We want to rent Dante, but can we have him for more than a day??MOL...He is such a gorgeous boy, we could just hang out and look at him for weeks, months even!...Let us know his fee and we will send green papers asap!!!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Dante is a fabulous garden ornamentation. Such a hadsome boy! He can adorn our garden ANY time.

Lynx217 said...

OMG you are just so handsome. We don't have a garden but mom says she'd love to take you for a stroll in our little neighborhood. They think I'm big around here...


Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

WOAH!! You shoulda seen how fast Rumblemum got her creditcard out for that one... heh heh heh

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, you are absolutely breathtaking, Dante! You can come and hang out in our garden anytime you want to!

8GR8LOLCATS said...

From one gardener to another... looks like everything is coming up flowers fur you!... PURRhaps it's your special FURtilizer!

Anonymous said...

Wow excellent photos.

I think Dante would look really nice with a black or very dark background - which could contrast nicely with his fur colour.

Beautifully done Wendy.

-- Marilyn