He is wearing his new birthday sweater, not only because it's warm, but because it's very stylish and suits him so well.
As you can see the whole garden and walkway have been buried in layers of snow.
For some fun in the sun, Dante makes a shadow lion ...
... before proceeding further into bush country.
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Sadly, the bushes are barren of any signs of life amid a panoply of sparkling white that goes on and on, seemingly forever.
"Dis is da spot in da gardin ware I yooshully duz mai bizness", says Dante.
"But undaneeth da powdah snow, dere is a hawd layah of ice!
Oh, by da way, didja notice Mama's fake evahgreen trees in da pots on da porch? PURRsonally, I is nawt a fan of da fake stuff."
As Dante surveys the frozen landscape he realizes ...
... there is really little point in going on.
So he returns to the bench which is thankfully clear of snow and ice ...
... to get some sun.
"I hopes I doan gets any tan lines becuz of dis sweatah", he says.
After catching enough rays, Dante heads back to the front porch.
"Yoo shud nevah overdoos it!", says he.
I asked Dante if he would show off his new sweater in greater detail, so he posed for me in the basket chair.
Here you can better see its vibrant colours of red, green and gold which are so complementary to Dante's rusty fur. The embroidered snowflake makes a nice touch, don't you think?
So with a final flourish to this 'Snow Show', Dante bids you all a fond farewell. He, like you, is really looking forward to Spring!
However, did you know today is Groundhog's Day? And the sun is shining?