Sunday, February 27, 2011

EASY ON SUN-DAY WITH DANTE

It is truly a sunny Sunday and Dante is outside taking it in to the max!


He certainly has a sunny aura about him, today!




































It looks like he's radiating the light from within.


Dante's coat has never looked so bright -- you can see every variation in hue.


 
His coat is not just bright, but so shiny, too!

He fairly glistens!


But now it's time to take our leave, so Dante can take it easy.  Tread lightly now, be careful not to wake him.
Even Sun Gods need their rest!



Thursday, February 24, 2011

THURSDAY IN THE GARDEN WITH DANTE: LOOK WHAT I THAW!



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!


video

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?



Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

THURSDAY IN THE GARDEN WITH DANTE: THEY'RE BACK!


Because it's Thursday, Dante is ready to resume his place on the bench.


Even if he can't do any gardening, he can always stand guard.  (I guess that still makes him a GUARDener!)


And, what does he see?


Why you've guessed it, of course!


They're back!!!
And they want nuts.


Monday, February 14, 2011

DANTE: VALENTINE'S YEARNINGS!

Dante and the beautiful Miss Camille Suzanne of "Our Family Catablog" have been dating for quite some time.  Unfortunately, they don't get to see each other all that often, but today is a happy exception.

Camille is on her way to meet Dante for a Valentine's date in Ottawa, where we live.

Dante has donned his special Valentine's shirt especially for her.  Real mancats DO wear pink, you know!  And Dante is the mancatliest of mancats.

Dante's outside waiting for Miss Camille Suzanne to arrive.



Efurry night he sees her in his dreams!


And she, too, thinks of him constantly.

Dante wants to show her his special Valentine's Day shirt.  It has a Peace sign on the back in the shape of a heart.  He's always been a bit of a hippie.


It's a tie-dyed shirt, too!  Just like they had in the '60s.


"I beleeves in troo luv an' a peaceful existence", says he.  "An' I feels dat I has YEARNed da rite to happyness."


"She's here, she's here -- let the bells ring out, and the banners fly!  She's here at last!"


But that wasn't the end of Dante's wait.  Once Camille Suzanne arrived, she had to go and powder her nose.


But all's well that ends well, and the end to this Valentine's Day story IS a happy one!
It's a regular LOVEFEST!

Happy Valentine's Day to you, too!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

THURSDAY IN THE GARDEN WITH DANTE: BENCHED FOR THE SEASON



This is a view of our front garden from the porch.



"What's a feline gardener to do?", asks Dante.


"There's snow to the right of me ...

... and snow to the left!

"There seems to be only one solution!"

"The bench!"

"It's a good place to sit."

"You gets the warmth of the sun."

"There's no snow underfoot!"

"And best of all, you gets a good view of efurrything!"

"I think I'll just stay here and wait for Spring."


Sunday, February 6, 2011

SUNBATHING ON SUNDAY WITH DANTE

On Wordless Wednesday, you witnessed Dante taking a snow bath.   Well, today, it is a lovely, mild sunshiney day, just PURRfect for a sunbath.

It's so peaceful outside.  You can hear the birdies singing ...

... and the gentle drip, drip, drip of water as the snow melts from the roof.


Dante takes it easy on his bench ...



































... and just soaks up the rays!

We hope your Sunday is as suPURRlative as Dante's -- especially since it's SuPURR Bowl Sunday!  "Each to their own", Dante says!