Thursday, July 22, 2010


Dante's in the front garden again, but this one really belongs to our neighbour.  However, Dante considers any garden within reach of his leash to be his, and therefore comes under his umbrella of protection.  (Well, he doesn't really have an umbrella, but you get my drift!)

Dante purruses the insect life at the edge of the garden bed.

And since it is indeed a 'bed', he decides to lie down in it.

Mama took this picture through the potted impatience as she was sitting on our own garden bench.  You can see how close in proximity we are to our neighbour's garden.

Bed time, indeed!

But hark!  The ears prick sideways as they detect an all too familiar sound.

In a flash, Dante is out of bed and on alert, checking out "The Island".  Notice how his pupils have dilated more widely as he lays eyes upon the introoder.
(As stated in a previous post, The Island is a wilderness garden bed which spans our neighbour's yard and our own.)

He tracks the wily beast with his suPURR sharp vision.  Talk about Hi-Def!  Dante's got that beat.

Dante races to the tree where the rodent has already escaped to the safety of the high branches.  At least he has once again saved the garden from this dastardly interloPURR (who is totally invisible to us, today).

Just to be sure, Dante checks out the other side of the tree.

And it's an 'all clear'!
It just goes to show that there's no rest for the vigilant. 
And that garden beds are NOT for sleeping.


Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Pssst, Dante, I think you have to get rid of that leash. How else are you going to get up that tree?

Just Mieowing.

Anonymous said...

never met a better garden guardcat.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Do you have to drag your mom up the tree when you climb it or do you undo the leash so she can lounge at the bottom.

SuziQCat said...

Dante, no rest for the weary, especially when protecting your garden from the introoders!

Anonymous said...

You really are multi-talented, Dante, doing gardening and security at the same time!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Such a beautiful spot you have in your gardens-no matter what the intruder sometimes you have to pretend to be snoozing to fool them!

Marg said...

Good job Dante, taking care of the introoooder. You chased him right up that tree where he belongs. You are an excellent garden protector.
Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

We love that you take your gardening duties so seriously! YAY for chasing away that evil, rodent introoder!

8GR8LOLCATS said...

Dante Gilmore Garden COP! Cat On Patrole... I think a nice nap on a garden bed could be most pleasant!

Jacqueline said...

The gorgeous lion that is Dante=he just takes our breath away!...Lovely garden, but really, we can hardly notice anything with that beautiful boy in the shot!...Happy day sweet friend...kitty kisses x3...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Marlene said...

Every time I see Dante, I think of the first time I saw the musical cats, and the big male cat was played by an ex-American football player... Handsome and so manly!

Noll's Nip said...

You are ever vigilant!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We think Dante's idea that "any garden within reach of his leash" is his ~ is an excellent idea! We do the same! Tee hee!

Cat said...

Oh my gosh Dante is such a big, beautiful cat!!

I can't believe the expressions on his face, he looks almost human.

Anonymous said...

We were just thinking that you couldn't be more handsome but then you showed us that you COULD be more handsome☺