Thursday, May 30, 2013

DANTE AS STILL LIFE

Well, Dante is in the garden today, but only in paintings.  He has been posing for me over the past while so that I could capture him in still life.

And this is the result ...

 Dante on canvas is a thing to behold.
 
 
 Daddy be holding him.  Careful, don't trip!
 
 


 
 
Now Dante is ours for etURNity!
 

 
 
 
 


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

DANTE: HOLED IT!

I asked Dante to  get ahold of himself while I took a picture.
So he did!


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WITH DANTE: FEELING WANTED


DANTE THE DOG-WATCHER

Dante's eyes are fixed on a dog walking by on the street with its owner.  His steely gaze never waivers.






 








Dante can't wait until the real 'dog days of summer'.
  "Jus' watch out!", says he.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

THURSDAY IN THE GARDEN WITH DANTE: IN BLOOM


This week Dante is in the back yard.

 "Rite now, it's bloomin' all ovah back heer!  Efurryware yoo look dere's sumfin noo."




"Da crabapple tree is in full blossum!"




"Heer yoo kin see da sunset maple, too.  Da red buds turned into green leafs, but da crabapple ...




 ... bustid out into bootiful white blossums!"






"So now da birds DO IT ...




... and da bees DO IT!



 "Oops, pawdon!  I guess yoo two wonts to be alone.



 "Da udder fing dat's noo is that Mama finally plantid HERBS in dere pot."



"She tole me dat HERBS names is ackshully ROSEMARY, THYME an' BASIL." 



 "An' wen I looks across da yard, wot doo I see?"





"Da lilacks is bloomin' TWO!  Dis is jus' wunna dem.  I fink it's French.  Bonjour lilack!"



 "An' if yoo looks a liddle to da rite, lilack #2 is jus' burstin' wif blooms.  It's flowers are a liddle paler but is much bushier."






"Dat's all I has fur now.  I hopes yoo enjoyed da show!"

Until next time, Dante bids you "Adieu!"

Monday, May 13, 2013

DANTE & SASCHA: A MANCAT AND HIS FIANCE TAKE A LOOK AHEAD

 "Eye kin see our future, Sascha!" declares Dante.





"An' efurrything's comin' up ROSES!!!"








"Dat's wunnerful, Dante my love!  Do yoo noes wot I'm lookin' forward to?"









"DINNER!"


Thursday, May 9, 2013

THURSDAY IN THE GARDEN WITH DANTE: HOW MY GARDEN GROWS!



If you have come over from "Wendy's 3-D Cats", you will know that Dante's sister, Domino, had tried to usurp his territory.  In the end, though, she had to admit that PURRhaps Dante was better able to take care of the fledgling garden.  After all, he has much more experience!



Dante is proud to show off this work-in-PURRogress.  "Is fah frum finished", says he "but I luvs a good challenge!"



 "Dis is da noo walkway right off da driveway.  Dada plantid three hostas at da start of da walk.  Den dere is a spirea (one of three) and a hydrangea (one of three)."

 Hosta #1

 Hosta #2

 Hosta #3

 Spirea #1


 "Dese guys is all named HERB an' dey doan belongs here!  Mama is gonna move dem to da back yard into pots on da deck."



"Behine me is Hydrangea #2 dat Dada plantid, an' Spirea #3 dat still needs ta be plantid." 


 "Oh, an' lets not furget da juniPURR tree!  Itz gonna put down itz roots rite here at da side of da house."



 "But back to da main gahdin!  I hasta check fings out first paw."




 "Dis is Hydrangea #1 again.  It is supposta be bloo wen it blooms.  Apparentleh, it is hawd ta keep it bloo doe, an' it will needs sum speshual treatmint."


 "Mebbe if I cozies up ta it ...


 ... dat will help!  A liddle TLC nevah hurts, dat's fur sure."



"So dis compleets our gahdin tour fur now.  I'm gonna get aftah Mama ta move HERBS so we kin make room fur moar plantin'.  Beleeves me, we has onleh jus' begun!"

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

LION AROUND WITH DANTE

When people first see Dante, the most common comment is that he looks like a lion.  He is definitely more leonine at certain times of the year than others.  When he is in full coat, his mane is quite thick and luscious.

Today, Dante has invited a few of his FURiends over to lie around with him.

 Nothing makes Dante prouder than LION with his PRIDE!





 Whether in full PURRofile ...





... or partial, Dante bears more than just a passing resemblance to his forebears (or forelions, in his case).





WheneFUR they get together, things get downright upROARious!


Who would have guessed that just LION around could be so much fun?

Sunday, May 5, 2013

DANTE AND SASCHA DO 'CINCO DE MAYO'!



Dante and Sascha have taken a trip to Margaritaville to celebrate 'Cinco de Mayo'!

 They've really got into the 'SPIRITS' of things, don't you think?


It's a short trip to 'Margaritaville' actually.  All you need is some lime and a bottle of tequila.





And the best part is ... you even get a WORM for dessert!