Thursday, February 24, 2011


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!

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?


Kea said...

We love how you had to paw at the water a bit first, Dante. :-)

We had a thaw last Friday, but it's been cold since and we're slated for up to 20cms of snow tomorrow. *sigh*

We hope you don't get it! It's time for Spring--please!

Admiral Hestorb said... just make mine and mommy's hearts melt---just like that little puddle you were drinking from--every time we see you.

Teri and her Stylish Adventure Cats said...

Love the video! And we are glad the snow's melting, too

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Does that make that water "spring" water Dante?! We got our second snow of the season last night and it is pretty solid right now...and of course icy. I hope it doesn't get all the way to you!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

I love that last look as well. I also love how I could see Dante's reflection while he was drinking.

You are too funny calling Dante an "urnest" fellow!

We saw grass briefly last week (really briefly!) then...BOOM! Snow again!

Marg said...

Great pictures Dante. Looks like you got some of your furs wet drinking out of that puddle. Bet that water tasted really good. We are having some nice weather now which is so nice. Take care and have a great afternoon.

Cat said...

Oh Dante you are just adorable!!! It is very cute how you put your paw in the water first for a test....Jimmy does that too!!!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Dante, I'm serious - you're like part lion. You're just so majestic.

8GR8LOLCATS said...

It won't be long now Dante and spring will be here... as much as I like seeing you against the snow... I think I want to see you on the green again! XO your #1 fan CC

Mr Puddy said...

Dante, I do the same as you when I drink the water. One paw touch the water first before drinking. My mom calls " ripple filter apply " : )
I love your look at the last scene in the video, so cute : )

Cory said...

Dante, you sure are a magnificent cat! We all loved how you pawed the puddle before you started drinking.