Friday, May 19, 2017

THE SPLENDIFUROUS DANTE

Here is Dante in May of 2010 with apple blossoms as his backdrop.

The beauty of Spring meets the grandeur of Dante.  What a profile in splendour!


It sure beats any splendour in the grass.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

DANTE GOES TO GRASS

Here's Dante in May of 2014 sitting on the newly sprouted grass.


He always filled whatever space he choose to inhabit.  What a PURResence!



And what a Dandy Lion!

Friday, April 21, 2017

DANTE: SUN WORSHIPURR!

From April 2014 comes these images of Dante worshipping the sun.

"Hi dere Sun.  Wot kin I say except dat ...


... I holds yoo in very HI esteem!"



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

DANTE: SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

Spring isn't the only thing that has sprung around here.


Now that the garden is available as an outdoor litter box once more, Dante 'springs a leak' or two.   What a relief!



Not to be outdone, Spring has a few leaks of its own.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

DANTE AT EASTER: THERE'S NOTHING LIKE A HOT CHICK!

Here is Dante at Easter in 2014.

He is egging efurryone on to have a very Happy Easter!



"Y'all mite be havin' turkey or ham fur Easter, but wot I preFUR ...

... is sum CHICK filet!"




"It's best when it's HOT, so I makes it run around first."





Friday, April 14, 2017

DANTE: FOOTPRINTS

This is Dante in the newly created garden in 2013, which (of course) had yet to be planted.

So, in an effort to help, he planted his feet.

He always said "I likes ta leaf my footprints on effuryfing I doo."

And that he did, over and over again, on my heart ...


... and they are planted there forever!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

DANTE IN THE BARE BUSHES

This is Dante one year ago in the front garden.

It was just beginning to shows signs of first growth.

 Dante didn't mind that the bushes had no leaves as long as he could see through them.

 "All da bettah to see yoo wif!" remarked he.



Thursday, April 6, 2017

DANTE: REFUSING TO BE PIGEONHOLED

Here's Dante in a transitional hat and tie which he wore in the Spring of 2015.

The plaid wool-blend flatcap and tie are good for this weather which can vacillate
between warm and cold.

His friend the messenger pigeon had a message for Dante:


"I approves of yoor colour choices!" asserts the pigeon.
"After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, n'est-ce-PAW?"


"At least I'M not pigeon-toed." replied Dante.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

DANTE: AFTER THE RAIN

Dante was out front by the driveway which was still wet from the recent rain.

The sun had turned on its high beams and so Dante was beaming, too!


Thursday, March 30, 2017

DANTE, THE DREAMBOAT

Once again, I love this particular picture of Dante because he's looking us right in the eyes.

I could stare at this all day long.  In fact, I've made it my latest screensaver, so I'll do exactly that.




What a dreamboat!


Monday, March 27, 2017

DANTE: CANADIAN IDLE

These pictures were taken exactly one year ago today.

 Like today, there was still snow at the edges of the driveway, but the pavement itself was dry.


 And the sun was shining brightly, heating the paving stones ...


... making for a purrfectly idyllic idle ...

... complete with snack!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

DANTE: HOW TO GET MAXIMUM ENJOYMENT

This picture was taken last year at this time.

Dante found a patch of grass that was completely clear of snow, and he usurped it.  I say usurped because it was actually on our neighbour's yard right by their front porch.  

It was a glorious day and Dante enjoyed it to the max.

That's what I call 'stepping it up'!

Monday, March 20, 2017

DANTE: SPRINGING FORWARD

This picture was taken in early Spring of 2011.


Behind Dante you can see both old leaves from fall still on the lawn and new grass shoots growing up through the cracks in the patio.  Vestiges of the past still linger mingled with the promise of the future.

Dante was just ecstatic that there was no more snow.  He always was a 'spring forward' kind of guy.


And now he's found Spring eternal.


Thursday, March 16, 2017

DANTE IN THE MARCH SUN

Here's Dante on the deck bench in March 2013.


Under the sun, Dante's fur is touched by flame.  

You might even say he's flaming.


 Watch out for that tail -- it might get sunburned!