It's a beautiful, sunshiny day in the front garden, and much warmer than usual. It's obvious that some melting has taken place when Dante takes his first look.
"Oh, look at dat!", he says. "I kin see sum grasses!"
And sure enough, there are bare patches underneath the trees -- little oases of hope that Spring is just around the corner.
Then Dante goes to check out the neighbour's porch, and look what he found! There was a pool of fresh, cold water that had accumulated from the melting icicles. Of course, he had to have a sip.
"Refweshing!", says Dante.
On his way back, Dante decided to take an ornamental turn beside the urn.
It's one of his official garden duties that he's been neglecting lately, so he pauses for a photoshoot.
You must admit, Dante is a very URNest fellow.
And then, at the end of the garden walkway, Dante found another pool.
And in it, he THAW -- himself!
And, as a finale for today, here is a video of Dante lapping up the melted water along with a few extra minerals for good measure. I just love that last look -- don't you?