Thursday, April 8, 2010


It's been quite a while since Dante has done a gardening episode.  In case you don't know, he is Secretary of Fertilization for The Society of Feline Gardeners, masterminded by Jonesie of "The Cory Cat" blog.

Now that the ground is in decent condition, Dante will demonstrate for you for the first time this year, how to properly fertilize a garden.  Caution, though -- this is not for the faint of heart.

First you must sniff out the best place in the garden to perform the fertilization ritual.  Note:  This is a good shot of Dante's pantaloons, which are often obscured by his uber-floofy tail.

Once you have located just the right spot, you can begin to dig.

Carefully position your butt end over the hole.

Then concentrate, and allow things to happen naturally.

The real work begins with the cover-up operation.

It is very important to cover the fertilizer well, so that other animals, like those evil squirrels won't disturb it.

You must come at it from every angle (leave no turd uninterred).

You can also do a little dance on top of it for good measure.  It helps to pack down the earth.

Dante is a purrfectionist and will go to extremes to get a more-than-adequate amount of coverage.

And you must give it a final sniff test to make sure that the scent isn't detectable.

Ah!  Satisfaction at last, in a job well done.

Wait for the applause.  Wait for it ...  Ah, there it is!

And take your bow!
(Note the size of those large front paws -- aren't they simply pawsome?)

For any of you who haven't quite seen enough, today we also have a video version of the fertilization process.  Just click on "Dante Does His Doody" to see the show in action. 


Anonymous said...

::clap, clap, clap, clap:: Well done, Dante! Did you know that our Grampy pays many green papers for cow poo at the store? Silly Grampy!

Kea said...

Oh, my....He's certainly very good at fertilization! But really, we think a mancat is entitled to *some* privacy! MOL!

The Paw Relations said...

Job well done Dante!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Great job with the fertilization Dante! Very impressive indeed!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

This made us smile and mewmie said she's glad she has mostly plastic plants, hahameow

SuziQCat said...

Encore! Encore!! That was fabulous Dante!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Well you are excellent at fertilization.

Jacqueline said...

A funny post and a job well done, Dante!...Those paws are incredible, but our favorite photo is the next to last one, with all your magnificent furs on display=we can never get enough of that gorgeousness!!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Lynx217 said...

I've never taken a dump outside! I'm jealous! But I think if I did my mom would videotape it too! MOL!

- Nimbus

Cats in Trees said...

No doubt the most beautiful flowers will grow there.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Dante you are a true master!
Scout is an excessive cover-upper too! Or he just likes to dig!
You are gorgeous even when you're doing your poopy ritual!

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Dante, you are an expert instructor. I believe you have the fertilization ritual completely and authoritatively documented!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Dude, you manage to make pooping look cool. How do you do it!

8GR8LOLCATS said...

Dante does his thing! I have to say I certainly am glad that Dante doesn't have to do it in the snow anymore! We are having a chilly day today! High of 38- All the cats are in front of a heater!

Dante you are awesome- whatever you are doing!

Fambly kittens said...

Dante, we would yike to know if you have any photos of your momma doing the p**pie that you could put on your bloggy☺

cats of wildcat woods said...

Very impressive fertilizing methods! Loved the next to the last photo while Dante waits for the applause!

Harry Spotter said...


Cory said...

That was amazing Dante! Jonesie has given you an award so come on by and see it!