Thursday, September 9, 2010

THURSDAY IN THE GARDEN WITH DANTE: IT ISN'T PRETTY!


Sometimes gardens aren't that pretty.  Like when you let nature (and Dante) just run amuck.  This is precisely what has happened in our back yard.  Dante happens to like the jungle-like appearance, though Mommy feels quite differently.  But Dante's ultimate loyalty is to Mommy, and he likes to make her happy.

Here are the infamous Himalayan orchids.  Mommy hates these things because they proliferate like crazy.  Mommy regrets the day she planted the seeds her sister Nancy sent her.  What an evil sister!

They look so innocent don't they?  You'd never think they were plotting to take over, not just your back yard -- but the world!

I have given Dante the assignment of obliterating these floral pests without the use of pesticide.

"I alreddy peed on da soil an' now i duz a liddle dance", says Dante.

"I sPURReads it arownd reel gud so it will kill dese darn orkids."

"O!  Dere is mai next targit -- a big nasty weed!"

"Wunce i has distwibutid mai cawstick yoorines, i twamples da pesky fings fur gud meashur!  Is almos' as much fun as a twampoleen.  O boi!"

"All dun fur now!  We jus' hasta wates fur mai PURRsonal poison ta takes effeckt."

And with that, Dante stands tall and proud, knowing that he has done Mommy's bidding, even though it wasn't his PURRsonal preFURence.

Dante says:  "Himalayin' Orkids -- Gud Widdance!"  

Amen.

17 comments:

chezcat1970 said...

And did mama love on you and brush all of the dirt out of your gorgeous fur? Ours would have!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

MOL~!!! You're like the Weed Terminator! Mom LOL'd at the dirt on yer furs!

Cat Mandu said...

Dante, you lead such an exciting life! Does your furs smell like sod?
Mandu

Hannah and Lucy said...

Well done Dante - you are such a big help to your mom in the garden. Her own personal wee (d) killer. Extra treats for you tonight Dante.

Kea said...

Our mom rather likes a carefully managed jungle-like appearance. A bit wild, but not overgrown, if that makes sense.

Those orchids look intriguing. Do they thrive in almost any soil/light conditions?

Dante, you'll have to let us know if your "watering" manages to kill them off!

Admiral Hestorb said...

Dante, you are an excellent guardian of your momma's wishes. That yoourine oughtta do da trick rilly well!
BONKS

Jacqueline said...

You are an excellent weed killer, sweet boy=we need you at our house!...Happy Mo Cats Day, gorgeous friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Mr.Mews said...

I must say, you have quite a coat Dante! A true lion if I ever saw one.

Marg said...

What a good boy you are Dante to do such a good job on those plants. Bet that was great fun using your own personal wee killer. We really enjoyed all those pictures.
Have a great rest of the day.

Cat said...

Sorry, I got distracted from the gardening post by Dante's fantastic pantaloons...again!!!

Cat of Nine Tales said...

Let's hope that dance does the trick! It sure was mancatly!
~Lisa Co9T

Fin said...

You're such a floofster!

The Island Cats said...

You're better than Weed-B-Gone!!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Dante, it's official. You can make ANYTHING look majestic! If we were girl cat's we'd be swooning!

8GR8LOLCATS said...

Oh dear how'd I miss commenting on the fabulous Dante gardening! It won't be long now beFUR the world turns Dante colored!!! Gorgeous pics!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow Dante, it is great that you help your mom out and get rid of the plants, even though you like them to be jungle-like! We are sure those things won't try and come back again!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

We indoor kitties never get to pee in dirt or get dirt clods on our furs...you are so lucky!